LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER OPENS ITS DOORS!

 It was just two short months ago that I had the pleasure of writing that LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester was looking for Mini Model Builders for their Junior construction panel and this past Wednesday they celebrated their grand opening of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. During the  morning  ceremonies Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and officials from both  Forest City Ratner Companies and Merlin Entertainments were joined by 13 metro-area schoolchildren wearing yellow hardhats. While everyone looked on  the attraction’s life-size, lovable mascot “Bertie,” smashed through a 7’ x 10’ wall constructed of colorful LEGO® bricks, revealing the entrance to a line of anxious guests waiting to enter.

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Just the fifth such location in the nation and the first in the Northeast, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction. The attraction which is geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Legoland has a range of educational and interactive experiences including hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND. The venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of more than 1 million LEGO bricks is simply amazing.

 Bruce Ratner, chairman ad CEO of Forest City Ratnew Companies said “From a very young age children have always had the desire to build—but LEGO bricks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers have taken things to an entirely new level and the options are as endless as their imaginations.”  With the opening of Merlin’s wonderful and educational LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Ridge Hill enhances its status as a premier regional location for shopping and dining and family entertainment in the great city of Yonkers, in the great county of Westchester, in the great state of New York!

LegoLand is a  fun and educational destination that is also ideal for groups and school trips, providing teachers with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. LegoLand brings the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom.

Duplo Village

Duplo Village

 

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

 

Last week Main Man and I had the pleasure of attending a press preview open house. Main man loved everything about LegoLand’s attractions so much so  that he has requested a season pass for his upcoming birthday. A gift that is definitely for the whole family and will be gotten way before May!

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Interested in purchasing tickets or annual passes, or just want  more information on this great family fun attraction visit LegoLand

Need information on group sales call 866-243-0770.  

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter  to be kept up to date on everything happening at LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama was not compensated for this post. We were invited to attend a press preview prior to opening for review purposes only.

MINI MODEL BUILDERS LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER WANTS YOU!!

If you child is like main man then LEGOS are a big part of your everyday lives. When we first heard the news that LEGOLAND Discovery was going to open up at RidgeHill in Yonkers we were beyond excited and we have looking forward to opening day on March 27, 2013. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester has Launched a search and they are Calling All Mini Model Builders in the tri-state area to join their junior construction panel. The Panel will consist of 12 youngsters (ages 6 – 12) to serve as ambassadors for the attraction throughout the year and work alongside/consult with its Master Model Builder to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their seal of approval when the attraction opens March 27.

LEGOS Fun For Girls & Boys

If selected to the panel, winners will receive a special “box of imagination,” an annual pass to the attraction and work alongside LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski, to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their official approval when the attraction opens this spring. In addition, the school with the most entries for the Junior Construction Panel will also be entered for a chance to win a visit from Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski.

Chris Mines, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester said,  “Children are ideal consultants for providing feedback in shaping the experience their friends will enjoy at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.  The panel gives kids the opportunity to work with Mike, express their creativity and input and give their seal of approval on the attraction.”

If you child wants to apply for a spot on the panel  here is how:

 

  • With the help of a parent, guardian or teacher, MINI model builders will create a brief news report video, no longer than 90 seconds, about why they are the area’s biggest LEGO fan or about a LEGO model they’ve built.

 

  • All videos should start with the line, “My name is (INSERT NAME) and I am a LEGOLAND Discovery Center MINI model builder and I want to be on the Junior Construction Panel because…”

 

  • The video should be uploaded to YouTube and the MINI model builder’s information, including the name, city and state of the MINI model builder’s school; the parent, guardian or teacher’s email address; and the YouTube URL of the video, should be filled out on the form athttp://on.fb.me/TGSyaP on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Facebook page.

 

Junior Builders will be judged on creativity, enthusiasm for LEGO and their LEGO models. Entries must be received by Tuesday February 19, 2013. For more details visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LDCWestchester
Wishing all fans of Main Street Mama who enter lots of luck and let us know so we can cheer you on.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Its range of interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO rides, special party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.
Disclaimer: Main Street Mama received no compensation for this post and is truly excited about this coming to our neighborhood!