YONKERS, N.Y. – Tarrytown’s Lyndhurst estate and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan have beaten out several hopefuls to be named Lego fans' favorite area landmarks.
After securing the most votes in a Facebook poll, the two iconic buildings will be the first New York structures to be immortalized in Lego bricks at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester’s “Miniland” exhibit when it opens this spring in Yonkers’ Ridge Hill.
“Legoland Discovery Center is all about fun and creativity, and we know guests will enjoy seeing Grand Central Terminal, Lyndhurst and all of the other eye-catching area landmarks that will be in Miniland when we open next March,” Chris Mines, general manager of Westchester Discovery Center, said in a statement.
The Lyndhurst estate and Grand Central were two of 10 New York metro area structures vying for the title as New York’s favorite landmarks. Others included Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, as well as Washington Irving’s Sunnyside residence in Irvington.
For the past week and a half, fans have taken to Facebook to cast their vote for which one they want to see built out of Lego bricks.
In the end, the Lyndhurst estate, a gothic revival country house that sits within a 67-acre park along the Hudson River in Tarrytown, and Grand Central Terminal, the world’s longest train station, tied for the most votes.
The two landmarks will be created by a team of expert Lego builders and included in the Miniland display, where they will be joined by other “well-known metropolitan buildings and landmarks,” a spokeswoman said.
The $12 million Legoland Discovery Center is set to open in Yonkers on March 29. When completed, it will feature more than 3 million Lego pieces, interactive play areas, Lego rides and a 4D cinema.