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Just in time for the Independence Day weekend, Legoland is showing off an extensive remodel of its New York miniland, dominated by a towering replica of Manhattan’s One World Trade Center.
At 26 feet tall and more than 250,000 Lego bricks, the skyscraper is the tallest Lego model in the U.S. (A 60-foot-tall replica of the 160-story Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai is awaiting the opening of Legoland Dubai this October.) It alone took eight master model builders more than 1,200 hours to build the trade center replica.
Unveiled on Thursday, the tower is part of a whole new section of the miniland devoted to replicating the feel and look of the memorial in lower Manhattan created to honor the thousands killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees, World Trade Center Transportation Hub and even the museum building are all represented in the renovated miniland.
Legoland’s master builders even created a tower viewer fashioned from Lego bricks that allows individuals to get a birds-eye view of the Manhattan tableau from atop the World Trade Center Lego tower.