The Legoland Hotel (Credit: Legoland)When we heard Lego were building a hotel, our first thought was, “Well, that’ll go nicely next to the gas station, the police HQ, and that pretty little house with the flowers out front, right?”
But Lego’s latest construction project is on a rather larger scale than most of its other efforts. Opening April 5 at the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California, the Legoland Hotel is a full-size, real-life hotel that’s packed with enough Lego to spark a blocky, brick-shaped glint in any fan’s eye.
The hotel’s 250 rooms are spread across three floors, and guests can choose whether they’d like one themed after pirates, adventure, or kingdom. Each room boasts a separate sleeping area for the kids (complete with bunk-beds, naturally), at least eight Lego models to play with, and a treasure chest that can only be unlocked by completing a scavenger hunt around the room.
Sound like fun? There’s more. Behind the reception desk is a wall made from 6,000 Lego minifigures, no fewer than four enormous Lego dragons are scattered around the hotel’s communal areas, and there’s a castle-themed play area with a Lego-filled moat.
In total, the hotel contains over 3,400 Lego models made from somewhere in the region of three million individual bricks. That’s nearly as many as the average Lego fan has lost down the back of the couch.
Want to check it out in person? Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on the hotel’s construction (you know, checking the plastic bags for those little square pieces, applying the stickers, and putting the minifigures into hilarious poses), but it should be open for business come the beginning of April.
Just make sure you put your slippers on before crossing the floor.
The Lobby (Credit: Legoland)
The Kingdom room (Credit: Legoland)
The restaurant (Credit: Legoland)