LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan hosted a groundbreaking ceremony this Monday September 28, 2015 in Auburn Hills and I got to be there to see all the excitement.
The event featured representatives from local government, Merlin Entertainments, MEDC, Detroit CVB and a second grade class from Grant Graham Elementary School. Remarks were also given by Matthew A. Gibb, Deputy County Executive, Oakland County, Bill Bohde, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Detroit Metro and the Mayor of Auburn Hills, Kevin McDaniel.
“LEGOLAND Discovery Center will be a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than one million LEGO bricks and themed exhibits including a 4D cinema, two interactive rides, large soft play areas and a uniquely Michigan-themed MINILAND display,” said LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan’s General Manager Hayley Anderson. “We can’t wait to open our doors to families from Michigan and beyond to enjoy amazing LEGO® play experiences that power creativity and learning.”
“Merlin Entertainment’s SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium has been a great addition to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets since it opened in January, so we are absolutely thrilled that the company has decided to introduce another one of its world-class attractions here,” added Steve Berlow, General Manager of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets—The Taubman Company.
About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan:
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan will open its doors in Spring 2016 in Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. The 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction will feature global and local landmarks made from over 1 million LEGO bricks in the MINILAND attraction to fun and exciting LEGO themed rides including Kingdom Quest and Merlin’s Apprentice. The attraction will bring favorite LEGO characters to life in the 4D Cinema and themed build and play areas where kids can let their imaginations run wild by creating endless possibilities with thousands of LEGO bricks.