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Half a million bricks, nearly 1,000 hours recreate 'LEGO Movie' sets at Legoland

Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 19:56:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Hot on the heels of the release of "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part," Legoland California is celebrating with an all new exhibit showcasing some movie magic.

"The LEGO Movie Experience" will allow guests to step onto an actual set of the movie at the Carlsbad park. Guests can check out the actual sets of "Apocalypseburg" and the "Systar System" in miniature scale and meet characters from the animated movie at the park.

Six Legoland Model Shop builders spent five months recreating the set in order to make every detail as accurate as possible, highlighting various locations in the film and scenes, the park says. More than 500,000 LEGO bricks and more than 960 hours were spent assembling the set.

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“They’ll get to feel like they’re inside the movie and also notice all the detail work that the set designers, prop designers and everybody else put in," Chris Miller, the film's write and producer, said after viewing the exhibit with his family. "You know I spent a lot of time in this basement set for the first movie and the second movie – and in Bianca’s room set, in the second movie, so I’m having real flashbacks to six months ago when we shot this stuff.”

The park will also celebrate "LEGO Movie Days" on Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 23-24, featuring exclusive building activities, character experiences at the park, and other "LEGO Movie" themed activities.