THE CREATORS of Birmingham’s new £7million Legoland Discovery Centre which is due to open in the city centre next July offered us a sneak preview of the attraction.
The centre, which will be permanently housed in the former Barclaycard Arena and National Indoor Arena, is being specially designed from a child’s perspective and will feature ten themed Lego play zones, two themed rides, a build and test area and a 100 seat 4D cinema.
And youngsters aged three and ten will also be able to enjoy two to three hours of interactive and educational fun by jumping in the world’s biggest box of Lego bricks.
Just released artist illustrations show the bright and vibrant designs aimed at igniting youngsters’ creativity and encouraging playful learning.
As well as the play aspects there will also be a coffee shop and party rooms and a dedicated Lego shop, along with a Miniland dedicated to iconic landmarks and well-known buildings from Birmingham and the surrounding area.
A ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of the project.
Amy Langham, Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham’s general manager, said: “We love the artist illustrations as they really bring to life the vibrant design of the attraction and give families a glimpse behind the scenes during the construction stages.
“It was amazing seeing how excited the children were at our ground-breaking ceremony with just 90,000 Lego bricks – imagine how they will be once our attraction opens next summer.”