Legoland California announces miniature Las Vegas strip

Posted Friday, January 26, 2007 9:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Sin City, right down to tiny Elvis impersonators and a wedding chapel, will be memorialized in Lego as Legoland California builds its newest and largest expansion of Miniland in the company's history. A miniature version of the Las Vegas Strip is under construction at the children's theme park and is slated to open on March 29.

Read more from The North County Times.

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Friday, January 26, 2007 1:41 PM
Too late for a Solace 2007 mini-diversion.

I wonder what kind of interesting 'activities' the builders will hide in the nooks and crannies of mini-Vegas? ;)

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Friday, January 26, 2007 1:57 PM
The funny thing to me about the story is that, with all of the construction on the strip, this is an ongoing project. Are they going to build all of the empty or sand lots?
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Friday, January 26, 2007 3:48 PM
I wonder to what scale the strip will be replicated? It'll be amusing to see a lego-ized Bellagio, Wynn, and Venetian.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 3:55 PM
Well look at the pictures, they have one with the Mirage. That hotel is bigger than Bellagio.
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Friday, January 26, 2007 4:47 PM
Will they have miniature Heinekens for miniature 99ยข?
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Friday, January 26, 2007 5:18 PM
Wow, I love Legos....
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Saturday, January 27, 2007 1:29 AM
That hotel (Mirage) is bigger than Bellagio.

No uhh. Of the 20 largest hotels in the US (17 in Vegas alone), Mirage is #11 and Bellagio is #6

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Saturday, January 27, 2007 1:53 AM
Is that physical size or number of rooms?
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Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:33 PM
I had no interest in going to Legoland -- thought it was strictly for kids -- but paid a visit when they had their Block Party event with coaster ERT. I expected to enjoy the morning ERT, make a courtesy lap around the park, and leave.

I ended up staying the whole day! It's a really cool park. Yeah, so the rides are low on the thrill meter but what's not to love about a park that has lego ducks in their ponds? lol

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Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:22 PM
Mirage: 3,044, Bellagio: 3,933. I guess they would have more now with the newer tower that opened a couple of years ago.
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Monday, January 29, 2007 3:00 PM
At least the strip is on flat ground. I'm sure they'll be able to shuffle the hotels around if they plan to maintain it.

I'd like to know where it is going. Is it an expansion or are we losing some miniatures. I would hope and imagine the former to be the case. In any case, we'll be bringing Junior for his first visit this year. He's still on the young side, but I'm sure he'll have fun...he has fun everywhere. So I guess I'm saying the visit is for Mom and Dad. ;)

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