More than 100 members of the media and special guests joined officials with Merlin Entertainments to get the first look at the eight themed "lands" that will make up the 150-acre LEGOLAND New York Resort at the family theme park's future site in Goshen, New York. Thousands of LEGO bricks cascaded down resembling a waterfall revealing a 10-foot LEGO model of the entire theme park! The model is made of more than 135,000 LEGO bricks and took 20 Master Model Builders more than 1,300 hours to design and build.
"LEGOLAND New York is coming and it's time to get excited," said LEGOLAND New York's Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman. "This will be the ultimate must-see destination for families in the Northeast."
Helping to unveil the model and illustrate the Park's design were a group of local children, including friends and family members of the Park staff and construction team. The children dressed in costumes to represent each land of the Park.