LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by revealing a new life-size LEGO Astronaut model. The model will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center before moving to its permanent home at LEGOLAND Florida.

What’s happening:

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort built something out of this world to celebrate and honor the 50th anniversary of the historic landing of Apollo 11.
  • The theme park built for kids constructed a life-size LEGO Astronaut model comprised of almost 66,000 LEGO bricks!
  • In addition to the eye-catching astronaut model, LEGOLAND Florida also assembled a moon landing-inspired mosaic background built from more than 44,000 LEGO bricks.
  • The model will be displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a year before moving to its permanent home at LEGOLAND Florida Resort where guests will be encouraged to take pictures with the replica moon lander.

Fun facts about the astronaut model:

  • One model designer spent 143 hours designing the astronaut model
  • Five model builders spent a combined 450 hours building the astronaut model
  • Approximately 65,600 LEGO bricks were used to construct the astronaut model

Fun facts about the LEGO mosaic background:

  • One model designer spent 58 hours designing the mosaic
  • Six model builders spent a combined 480 hours building the mosaic
  • Approximately 44,500 LEGO bricks and 23 different colors were used to complete the mosaic

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