In celebration of today’s historic launch of NASA’s 2020 Mars Perseverance rover, an out-of-this-world display has landed at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. This life-size LEGO astronaut model is comprised of almost 66,000 LEGO bricks! In addition to the eye-catching astronaut model, LEGOLAND Florida guests will also enjoy a moon landing-inspired mosaic background built from more than 44,000 LEGO bricks.
Originally built last year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, these stellar models have been on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex since their construction.
Starting today, space and LEGO fans alike can enjoy this awesome replica moon lander and giant spaceman in their permanent home in the Imagination Zone at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
Facts about the model include:
- One model designer spent 143 hours designing the astronaut model
- Five model builders spent a combined 450 hours building the astronaut model
- Approximately 65,600 LEGO bricks were used to construct the astronaut model
Facts about the LEGO mosaic background:
- One model designer spent 58 hours designing the mosaic
- Six model builders spent a combined 480 hours building the mosaic
- Approximately 44,500 LEGO bricks and 23 different colors were used to complete the mosaic
Since reopening on June 1, LEGOLAND Florida Resort has introduced a range of new health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, cashless payments, temperature checks upon arrival, and enhanced cleaning practices. Guests can read more about how LEGOLAND is making it safe to play at https://www.legoland.com/florida/ways-we-are-making-it-safe-to-visit/.
The best way to enjoy this cosmic combo and all the fun of LEGOLAND Florida Resort is with an Annual Pass, starting at $7.50/month with a small down payment. The Awesomer Pass grants you unlimited admission to the Theme Park and Water Park with no blockout dates, including our upcoming events like Brick or Treat and Holidays at LEGOLAND. For more information, visit LEGOLANDFlorida.com.
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