As work continues on site at LEGOLAND Water Park in Gardaland, scheduled to open in June 2020, it has finally been revealed what the gateway to the Water Park will look like, and where it will be found.
Located in the area which currently houses the Pala Magic Theatre, facing the amazing Raptor rollercoaster, the entrance gate will welcome visitors by immersing them straight away into that special LEGO atmosphere.
The awe-inspiring gateway, 13 metres wide and an incredible 6.5 metres high, looms above the water park entrance. Built with 400 “giant” Lego bricks, the remarkable arch shape and blue and white colours will resemble a huge wave.
The entrance area, as well as other areas and attractions found in the Water Park, will be decorated with LEGO Models, one-of-a-kind constructions built with genuine LEGO bricks that represent various subjects and themes.
“Good progress has been made on building the LEGO Models, that will make the Legoland Water Park in Gardaland truly one of a kind- 240 models have been built with 3 million LEGO bricks,” said Luca Marigo, Sales and Marketing Director of Gardaland.
“One of these will be a large and friendly purple octopus made of 258,126 LEGO bricks placed right at the entrance to the Water Park, ready to amaze all visitors as they arrive.”
To sate the curiosity of enthusiasts, Karen Hornby (Model Delivery Manager of Merlin Entertainments) said a bit more about the LEGO Models: “There will be a grand total of 488 LEGO Models, specially designed for Gardaland and built in different parts of the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Malaysia.”
“The Gardaland LEGO Models, just like all models created for LEGOLAND RESORTS worldwide, are very colourful, cheery and fun,” continued Karen Hornby. “They are designed to be dynamic and stoke children’s creativity, assembled with the aim of showing the endless building possibilities that the beloved LEGO bricks offer. The choice of which LEGO Models to make is not random, but is closely linked to the venue where they will be positioned: many of the models designed for Legoland Water Park at Gardaland, for example, are based on the theme of water.”
“Behind the complex research, development and production processes for LEGO Models, there is a global team with experts in the field who work together to guarantee perfect results,” concluded Karen Hornby. “To put together the 135,000 LEGO bricks that make up the “Polar Bear” LEGO model, for example, it took a team of 6 professionals over 512 hours of labour.”