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Legoland Wants Input On A Landmark To Be Created in Bricks

LEGOLAND wants to know what New York area landmark you think should be immortalized in LEGO bricks.
LEGOLAND wants to know what New York area landmark you think should be immortalized in LEGO bricks. Photo Credit: Flickr users Bernt Rostad, tompagenet, shinya

YONKERS, N.Y. – Yankee Stadium or Citi Field? The Empire State Building or the George Washington Bridge?

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester at Yonkers’ Ridge Hill will immortalize some of the area’s most iconic locations in Lego bricks and needs your help.

On Monday, the Discovery Center launched a vote on Facebook asking Lego fans to choose between 10 Westchester and New York City landmarks to be featured in the center's “Miniland” area when it opens in March.

“Some of the world’s most iconic locations are based in the New York area, and we are calling on the community to help us shape Westchester’s Lego skyline,” said Chris Mines, general manager of Legoland Discovery Center Westchester. “The Miniland vote on Facebook is an ideal way to get the community involved and excited about the attraction because they get to make it their own by choosing which landmarks are built.”

Beginning Monday and continuing through Dec. 18, people can vote for the landmark they want Legoland's master model builder create. The winner will be announced Dec. 19 and added to Miniland.

The exhibit will be a signature feature of every Legoland Discovery Center, executives said.

New York voters will chose from a list that includes: the Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, the George Washington Bridge, Rockefeller Plaza, Grand Central Terminal, Lyndhurst, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and Citi Field.

Yonkers officials and company executives broke ground on the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester in October. When completed, it will feature more than 3 million Lego pieces, interactive play areas, Lego rides and a 4D cinema.

Last month, company executives selected Michael Tocidlowski, a native of Patterson, N.Y., as the center’s master model builder.

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