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Life-size LEGO Astronaut Model

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort built something out of this world to celebrate and honour 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 Kennedy Space Center for about 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.


Some bricktastic facts about the LEGO astronaut model include:

- 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


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 colours were used to complete the mosaic


Check out the talented Merlin Magic Making model builders in action below - what a  dream job!

July 2019

Merlin Entertainment