Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Legoland California Places Giant Lego Model in Chima Water Park

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It won't be long now until the new Lego Legends of Chima Water Park opens at Legoland California, in fact it is just over a month until the May 24th, 2014 grand opening.

"The largest Lego model for the new Chima Water Park, a Lego Lion Temple arch, was installed over Easter weekend.  Stretching 18 ½ feet high and 14 feet wide and weighing 2,116 pounds, the Lego arch will stream water beneath the massive lion head at the entrance to the Lion Temple Wave Pool. Created out of 260,000 Lego bricks, the arch is the centerpiece of the new Water Park as it “protects” the interactive wave pool designed for families with young children."

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Workers placed the giant lion model with the floating Mt. Cavora in the background, seen in the photo above.  Both are parts of the wave pool, but workers are busy all over creating new attractions for the expansion.  One of them is Eglor's Build-A-Boat, where "young guests can build their own boat and race against their friends and build their own Lego scene in Chima. Six Lego models will be featured in this area, including four miniature scale models of areas within Chima Water Park and an Eagle Head that stands 11-feet-high."

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Here we see construction work taking place with Legoland California's existing water park in the background.  When the current expansion is complete the park will have a very large family water area, perfect for a day in the sun.