A Ton of Bricks

June 11, 2019

I’m talking about Lego bricks. They were one of my favorite toys when I was growing up. And my brother and I did have a “ton” of bricks. We didn’t have the fancy sets that they sell now. We had the simple bricks. That’s where my construction days began. We were in the basement of our home in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, playing for hours on end, putting together thousands of Lego bricks. 

If you weren’t aware, the newest Legoland is being built in Orange County, NY. According to the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the site clearing has been completed and the first concrete foundations have been poured. What I find particularly cool about this phase of the construction is that workers on site put together little Lego doppelgangers of themselves and were allowed to embed the toy figures into the wet cement foundation. 

When it opens in spring 2020, those little Lego avatars will be the foundation for Legoland New York Resort. Lego is billing it to be the largest Legoland ever built. It will have more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions on more than 150 acres.   

Here’s a short preview of what the resort park is going to look like. The scale model is built out of Legos.