Here you can find detailed background information.
Facts and figures about the LEGOLAND® World
The amusement park LEGOLAND® Deutschland opened in the Bavarian town of Günzburg on 17 May 2002. Back then, guests could enjoy 40 attractions, shows and workshops in seven theme areas, along with models built from more than 50 million LEGO® bricks.
LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort 2014: World's largest LEGO model and the new King's Castle guarantee great fun and adventures!
LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort features great novelties for its visitors in 2014. The world’s largest LEGO® model of the LEGO STAR WARS™ X-Wing Starfighter built to original scale will be landing at the family amusement park in the Bavarian town of Günzburg for the 2014 season.
Also, the first LEGO feature film “The LEGO Movie” will be playing at the LEGO Studios for the entire season, and LEGOLAND Holiday Village is expanding its accommodations by adding the massive King’s Castle with 68 rooms.
Model construction: a dream career as a LEGO® model designer
Before the Park opened its gates in 2002, 140 model designers in the Danish town of Billund (headquarters of the LEGO® Company) were hard at work for three years planning, building and finally transporting the new models to Günzburg. Today, more than 10 years later, no less than 55 million LEGO bricks have been assembled throughout the Park. At the neighbouring LEGOLAND® Holiday Village, almost another four million bricks have been used. You don’t have to be an architect or engineer to work as a LEGO model designer, nor is there any predefined training or career programme that leads to this goal. What is important is imagination, manual and technical skills, along with an ability to visualise things in three dimensions, in order to be able to build LEGO models which are true-to-life copies of the original structures.
MINILAND: Discover Europe playfully in LEGO® format
Neuschwanstein Castle, the Reichstag in Berlin, Venice, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the Hamburg harbour have one thing in common: they are all located right next to each other in MINILAND – the centrepiece of LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort. Famous German and European constructions built to a scale of 1:20 are at the heart of the eight adventure worlds at the Park in the Bavarian town of Günzburg, and the LEGO STAR WARS MINILAND Model Display even offers guests glimpses of far-off worlds and galaxies. More than 25 million ordinary LEGO bricks were assembled by model designers to construct this part of the Park.
LEGOLAND® Holiday Village: Spend a night in the LEGO® world
One day alone is not enough to fully explore all eight adventure worlds at LEGOLAND® Deutschland. That is why Germany’s most child-friendly amusement park (Parkscout Award 2012/13) has expanded its amenities and developed into a short trip destination. In 2008, the Holiday Village was built next to the Park, which has been steadily expanded and now has 72 cottages, a campground and a splendid castle complex with 102 LEGO® themed rooms. Along with these accommodation options, LEGOLAND Holiday Village also has a lake with a sandy beach, a bowling-center, a high-ropes course and a minigolf course, and many other entertaining things to do.
The LEGOLAND® Holiday Village at a glance
LEGO® themed Holiday Village: 72 holiday cottages with two family rooms each for four or six guests plus Knight’s Castle and King’s Castle with 102 themed rooms (total number of beds: 1098), a campground with 175 pitches and 12 Knight’s Tents, 3 restaurants, high-ropes course, pirate-themed bowling-center, lake with sandy beach, adventure playgrounds and a mini-golf course. The various themes of the rooms (pirates, knights, racers, explorers and ancient Egypt), the family-friendly environment and lots of LEGO models guarantee an unforgettable stay.
LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort facts and figures 2014
LEGO® theme park with eight adventure worlds and a neighbouring Holiday Village. With more than 50 exceptional rides, models made of more than 55 million LEGO bricks, live shows and events, LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort lives up to its motto of “Play your part!” and is an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort Park Concept: Adventure Day and Night
“Play your part!” – this is the slogan for the eight theme worlds at LEGOLAND® Deutschland. Located in the Bavarian town of Günzburg, the Park features more than 50 attractions and thousands of models assembled from more than 55 million LEGO® bricks, offering a unique experience for families with kids aged two to twelve, along with various accommodation options. Germany’s most child-friendly amusement park (Parkscout Award 2012/13) is a paradise for young treasure-hunters, pirates, explorers, knights and brave roller-coaster riders. The Park also has live shows and a fantastic 4D cinema, which will literally give you the goose bumps.
LEGOLAND® and Merlin Entertainments
In 1968, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen opened the first LEGOLAND Park at the LEGO® Group’s headquarters in the Danish town of Billund. His idea was a complete success. Consequently, in the 1990s the company decided to offer this idea in other countries as well. The plans worked out well: the six LEGOLAND® Parks are now some of the most important amusement parks in the world.