THE LEGO MOVIE EXPERIENCE Now Open at LEGOLAND California

The LEGO Movie Experience at LEGOLAND California takes guests inside Bricksburg, giving the entire family a birds-eye view of sets from the smash hit film.  With more than 1,200 sets and over 3,000,000 (yes, THREE MILLION) LEGO bricks, it took a team of ten Model Builders more than 2,000 hours to originally assemble, and a team of four Model Builders six weeks to assemble in LEGOLAND California.  The amount of details in this giant set piece is incredible.  Not a single nook & cranny was overlooked, and there are little surprises throughout the display.  In addition to the sets, guests can watch film footage and cast interviews on surrounding monitors throughout the attraction.  Just outside, families can meet the stars of the film, Emmet and Wyldstyle, throughout the day.  Adventures by Daddy had the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND California this past weekend, continue scrolling as we take you on photo tour of The LEGO Movie Experience.  And if you are one of the few who hasn’t yet seen THE LEGO MOVIE, click here for our spoiler-free review.

Update March 26, 2014

LEGOLAND California’s Julie Estrada talks with the cast of THE LEGO MOVIE, and shares details on “The LEGO Movie Experience” at the park.  Learn what Elizabeth Banks’ likes most about the LEGOLAND Hotel, and how Will Arnett’s kids react to his voicing of LEGO Batman.

Original post from February 25, follows below…

Not-so-mini versions of Wyldstyle, Emmet, and Batman stand atop the entrance of The LEGO Movie Experience.

Not-so-mini versions of Wyldstyle, Emmet, and Batman stand atop the entrance to The LEGO Movie Experience.

Guests have the opportunity to meet the stars of the film. (Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND)

Guests have the opportunity to meet some of the stars of the film outside the attraction. (Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND California. All rights reserved)

Inside the experience, guests step onto a LEGO soundstage to get an exclusive look inside the worlds of Bricksburg, Middle Zealand, Old West, Cloud Cuckooland and Octane Tower.

Inside, guests step onto a LEGO soundstage to get an exclusive look inside the worlds of Bricksburg, Middle Zealand, Old West, Cloud Cuckooland and Octane Tower.  

Even the interior of the skyscrapers are full of details.

Even the interior of the skyscrapers are full of details. 

Inside, film and interview clips play on monitors throughout the experience.

Film footage and cast interview clips play on monitors throughout the attraction.

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An action sequence in progress.

You can find characters from the film throughout the set.

You can find characters from the film throughout the set.

There are 11 Emmet's hidden throughout the set.  Can you spot him here?

There are 11 Emmet’s hidden throughout the set. Can you spot him here?

Several other LEGO worlds are on display surrounding the Bricksburg set.

Several other LEGO worlds are on display surrounding the Bricksburg set.

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More details of the sets.

More details of the sets.

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Cast of LEGO Minis.

Cast of LEGO Minis.

Guests can have their likeness done in a LEGO Movie inspired caricature throughout the park.

Guests can have their likeness done in a LEGO Movie inspired caricature throughout the park.

 

Actor Jadon Sand from THE LEGO MOVIE was a special guest at the grand opening, and does his own rendition of the film’s theme song in LEGOLAND California’s video below.

If you’re planning a trip to LEGOLAND California in the coming months, I highly recommend checking out The LEGO Movie Experience because it is pretty awesome (I just had to say it, though it is true).  Even if you haven’t seen the film yet, the amount of detail makes this a must-see, and its something the entire family can enjoy together.

DISCLOSURE: Adventures by Daddy received complimentary admission to LEGOLAND California for the sake of this review.  However, all opinions expressed are those of the author.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Chrysty Summers

Growing up in southern California, Disneyland has always been a staple for my family. Today, my husband and I spend most of our free time at the parks, where you can usually find us soaking up the atmosphere of Buena Vista Street in California Adventure. We also love traveling to Walt Disney World as often as we can, especially during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival in the Fall! Find me on Twitter @PenelopePeach for live updates from around the parks.