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WHAT MAKES A MASTER MODEL BUILDER? THE FINAL PART!

Last week we introduced you to David, a Master Model Builder who turned his hobby into a career!  This week, we continue our inside look at the personal journey of each of our Master Model Builders, in their own words.

Meet Rodger!

I began my career in LEGOLAND California Resort as a seasonal janitor in 2009. Shortly after, I began to lend a hand in the Model Shop during the busy season.  I started on very small builds gluing together business card holders, doing “brick stock” which is our way of taking inventory of LEGO supply and I assisted with packing and shipping.  After about a month I was offered a permanent position. During that time I learned how to be more efficient when building. I missed guest interaction and playing a role in creating a memorable experience so I moved to Florida for the opening of the new theme park in 2011.  I really enjoy the maintenance side of building and keeping the models looking their best for our guests.

DADS GO FREE!

We're celebrating dads - our favorite LEGO builders and #1 roller coaster riders -  with complimentary admission to the theme park and water park on Father’s Day for the first 100 dads!

On June 17 only, dads can receive a single-day theme park plus water park admission ticket valid for Father’s Day. Already have a ticket? Dads arriving with a previously purchased ticket can receive a complimentary upgrade to an Awesome Annual Pass.

This offer can only be redeemed at the ticket window on Sunday, June 17. Offer only available to the first 100 dads. Offer nontransferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.

AWESOME Last-minute gifts for dad

It's almost Father's Day and if you're like me you need some last-minute gift ideas. What do you get for dads who have everything or are hard to buy for? If you've got a dad in your life that's a LEGO fan, keep reading 🙂

LEGO Sets

We've got some AWESOME LEGO sets from Star Wars™ to architecture, there's something for every dad. Here are some of my favorites below.

Cool Down or Warm Up

Whether dad needs to cool down in the Florida heat with a cold beverage or warm up with a cup of coffee, we've got the perfect gifts.

Daddy & Me

Want to match? We've got shirts and hats for both you and dad, so you can look just like him!

Don't forget, if you can't make it to the park to pick up one of these awesome gifts for dad, you can order over the phone at 863-318-5454. If gifts aren't your thing, bring him here to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, where everything is AWESOME!

On your mark, get set, collect!

Summer is coming and here in Florida, we know what that means…some hot days out in the park! Never fear, we have a brand new souvenir cup for you to stay refreshed all day.  Many of you may know that we introduced the Coca-Cola Freestyle® program into LEGOLAND® Florida Resort last year.  And, you probably also know that there has only been one design for the cups available in the “Refresh and Refill” stations throughout the park.  All that is about to change!

We’re introducing a new souvenir cup that features some of your favorite LEGO® costume characters including Captain Brickbeard, Emmett, Wyldstyle, and the Adventurer. Don’t worry though, if you haven’t had the chance to get your NINJAGO™ cup, it’s still available too.  And, with special deals when you buy 2 or more souvenir cups, you can start your very own collection!

Like the new design and wish there were more cups to collect? Good news!  We will have 2 more new designs coming in 2018.  But, you will have to visit us during Brick-or-Treat and Christmas Bricktacular to get them since they will be holiday themed and available only during those times.

Get one or collect them all! Our souvenir cups allow you to fill up with your favorite Coca-Cola products all day long for one low price.  The choice is yours as you get to choose from more than 100 beverages including low and no-calorie options.  Then, bring your souvenir back with you on your next LEGOLAND visit and get all-day refills for a highly discounted rate.

It’s gonna get hot out there, stay refreshed and hydrated! What characters would you like to see on the Brick or Treat and Christmas Bricktacular cups?

WHAT MAKES A MASTER MODEL BUILDER? PART THREE!

Last week we introduced you to Angelisa, a Master Model Builder who says landing the role was purely a matter of luck!  This week, we continue our inside look at the personal journey of each of our Master Model Builders, in their own words.

Meet David!

I started building at about 8 or 9 years old, slowing down in my teen years but never stopping completely.  But did I ever think my hobby would become my job? No!

I started working in the park in the education department for nearly a year.  While I was interviewing for that position I shared models I had built and photos.  When a position became available in the Model Shop, my Human Resources representative remembered my builds and found me to let me know a position had become available.

I continue to build at home creating robots and Mech (action figures) versus statues.  Which means building with LEGO is my hobby and my career.

WHAT MAKES A MASTER MODEL BUILDER? Part Two!

Last week we introduced you to Luke, a Master Model Builder who began working for LEGOLAND Florida Resort six years ago in construction and cleaning and worked his way all the way up to the role of designer!  This week, we continue our inside look at the personal journey of each of our Master Model Builders, in their own words.

Meet Angelisa!

"I would say luck is what landed me in this role!  I was in the right place at the right time. I worked my way up from education and other various roles.  My only building experience was with my children and grandchildren. I was at the resort with my two of my children for a job fair offering moral support.  Coincidentally, I was offered a job as a Model Citizen. It was at that time that I fell in love with MINILAND USA. I knew I wanted to be a Master Model Builder and I became an ambassador for MINILAND USA for a summer.  I’ve been working in the Model Shop for more than two years. What I love most about my job is that I’m always learning."

Next week we will introduce you to David, a Master Model Builder who says he never dreamed his hobby would turn into his career!

Having fun in the sun? Go “Bananas” and apply your sunscreen!

We’ve all been there…You’re at your favorite theme park and having a great day and then before you know it, you look in the mirror and uh-oh, you’ve already got sunburn! Here at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, we want you to stay safe and protect yourself from the sun as much as possible.  That’s why we offer Banana Boat sun care products in most of our Retail locations.  Whether you’re like me with fair skin and burn easily or you have a complexion that isn’t quite as prone to burning, everyone needs some sort of protection from the Florida sunshine.  The great thing about Banana Boat products is there is a large variety of products and SPFs to choose from!  And in case you forget to apply your sunscreen and start to notice a little pink (or yikes, red!) on your skin, we’ve got you covered there too with Banana Boat’s aloe burn relief products.

So, whether you’re floating in the Lazy River at the LEGOLAND Water Park, soaking in the LEGOLAND Hotel pool or in the park riding your favorite ride, make sure you’re going “Bananas” and applying your sunscreen liberally and often.

Awesome Awaits in brand new theme song

Who hasn’t wished for their own theme song? We did…And now, thanks to our good friends at KIDZ BOP, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has one! Check out our brand new theme song “Awesome Awaits” and the cool new lyric video starring The KIDZ BOP Kids.

“Awesome Awaits” marks the first time that KIDZ BOP has collaborated with any outside partner for an original song, which makes it extra-super special. If you can’t get enough, make sure to stream it on Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, or Amazon. And then, rock out to “Awesome Awaits” when The KIDZ BOP Kids appear in concert at LEGOLAND Florida Resort November 10-12, when they return for KIDZ BOP Weekend 2018!

KIDZ BOP Weekend will feature The KIDZ BOP Kids in concert twice each day with first-come, first-serve meet & greet opportunities…All included in regular park admission! For more details about KIDZ BOP Weekend, keep checking back at www.LEGOLAND.com/Florida.

A last ride leads to a new adventure in 2019

This week, The Quest for CHI boarded its final riders as it docked and fired its cannons one last time to make way for an awesome new attraction coming to THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD in spring 2019.

We closed this chapter in style with four brick fans suited up in their best Emmet and Wyldstyle attire - check it out: