Staff Report

LegomanStanding 3-ft. tall and created out of 5,000 LEGO bricks, the first LEGO model has arrived at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. In order to become the hotel’s first Model Citizen, this LEGO Bellhop traveled thousands of miles from California. It took more than 40 hours to build him brick by brick by Master Model Builder Alex Andres at LEGOLAND Studios in Carlsbad.

“I have always been involved with LEGO since I was a child so to create models such as this bellhop is really a dream come true,” said Andres.

While the LEGO Bellhop arrived with his cap and suitcase, he left without a name. LEGOLAND Florida Resort is asking its fans to suggest a “bricktastic” name for its newest Model Citizen on its Facebook page.

The five-story LEGO themed hotel is opening in summer 2015 and will feature 152 brightly colored and highly themed rooms and suites, thousands of LEGO models and interactive play areas. The addition of the hotel gives guests the opportunity to extend their stay and explore LEGOLAND Florida Resort for more than one day giving them the ultimate family experience.

LEGOLAND Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a water park and The LEGO World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12.

There are currently five other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world.

For the most current information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com. To make a reservation at the new hotel, visit LEGOLANDHotel.com.