15 Amazing Lego Art Designs at California's New Legoland Hotel
One of the perks of staying at the just-opened Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, Calif., (aside from the kid-friendlieness, the early access to the park and the Lego pit), is that there are Lego works of art at nearly every turn.
These sculptures were done by Lego's own Master Builders and each one requires THOUSANDS of Legos to build.
Seven of the hotel's large Lego models are animated and four of them are part of the Lego dragon family (there's one at the entrance, in the lobby, out back and another in the lobby playground.) The rest are just fun to look at. We especially loved the toy monkey in our room, the play concierge near the concierge desk and the giant Lego pasta maker in the Bricks restaurant.
These are just 15 of the sculptures we spotted or loved and/or had the time to take a picture of. There are actually a total of 3,500 Lego models throughout the property. In total, more than three million Lego bricks were used to create these masterpieces. Hmmm...We bet Legoland didn't have to pick up the stray pieces from their living room floor though.
If your kid thinks she or he's got what it takes to become a master Lego builder, they can enter the hotel's daily contest for best Lego model. The theme varies each month (right now it's Build an Ancient Tomb, next month is a boat and June is Build a Horse.) Kids have to use the Lego bricks found throughout the hotel to build a model no taller than 10 inches.
Once they've finished, the reception desk will put a sticker on it with your kid's name. All entries need to be received by 6pm, the winner will be notified around 7pm, and gets a special Lego gift to take home. Let's hope it's a cocktail voucher for mom and dad! Just kidding. Kind of.
[Disclosure: We were guests of the Legoland Hotel during our stay, but all opinions expressed are our own.]
All photos by Juliana Shallcross for HotelChatter