LEGOLAND® California Increases San Diego’s Population By 3,800 With The World’s First Lego City Of San Diego

MINILAND San Diego at LEGOLAND® California Resort is officially opening on March 23rd, 2023 and America’s finest city is welcoming its newest residents this week – nearly 4,000 Minilanders who will populate this new city created out of more than five million LEGO® bricks!

Master Model Builders are fine-tuning MINILAND San Diego over the coming days. Installation highlights include:  

  • San Diego Convention Center: Master Model Builders drew inspiration from Comic Con and are installing hundreds of costume characters based on collector Minifigures this week.
  • The San Diego County Fair: The team is hard at work setting up three animated rides (Ferris Wheel, Hammer Swing and Gravitron) along with fun fair food stalls, a farm animal contest, a chili cookoff and a giant vegetable competition.
  • Downtown and Gaslamp Quarter: The streets will be lined with the famous lamps, parking meters and even fire hydrants, but it’s the people that will be the ones to spot here such as Minilanders in suits going to work, musicians playing in the city or a Mariachi band in Old Town.

For the new city, Master Model Builders drew inspiration from top San Diego neighborhoods and landmarks including the Rady Shell, Hotel Del Coronado, California Tower at Balboa Park, Petco Park, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, and San Diego’s incredible coastline. 

The ultimate spring break destination, LEGOLAND California features more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions including the new LEGO® Ferrari Build & Race, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel, and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. After a day full of family fun, settle in at LEGOLAND® Hotel or LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel (both only steps away from the theme park). Both hotels feature themed guest rooms and a separate sleeping area just for kids, along with an in-room treasure hunt with prizes, a heated, resort-style pool, and complimentary breakfast daily. Book the Stay & Play package to maximize savings on hotel stays and theme park tickets.