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The Big Apple at Legoland California

If you’re looking for some good, old-fashioned, all-American fun this summer, you should see the entire country. OK, well at least you should see a miniature version of it – at Legoland California. Legoland‘s famous Miniland USA has perfect re-creations of all of the top landmarks (and some mini surprises) at famous cities from around the country. And now it also has the country’s tallest LEGO building with the brand-new One World Trade Center at Miniland NYC.

One World Trade Center at Miniland NYC

The One World Trade Center LEGO model boasts more than 250,000 LEGO bricks. It took eight “master builders” more than 1200 hours to build. The structure weighs more than 1,000 pounds and towers at a record breaking 26 feet, making it the tallest LEGO model in the U.S. The area also features LEGO model replicas of the 9/11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees and the impressive World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

Ribbon-cutting at Miniland NYC

Ribbon-cutting at Miniland NYC

The team that worked to create the One World Trade Center Complex

The team that worked to create the One World Trade Center Complex

What’s especially cool about this attraction is a viewfinder that is connected to a camera on top of One World Trade Center tower. The viewfinder gives you an authentic skyscraper view of Miniland U.S.A.

The viewfinder with a skyscraper view

The viewfinder with a skyscraper view

Granny’s Apple Fries

Once you’re finished touring the Big Apple, you’re going to want to eat…what else? Granny’s Apple Fries, our favorite snack at Legoland. What makes these apple fries so good? Cinnamon and sugar and a dollop of whipped cream, of course. It’s the perfect ending to a great day.

Legoland apple fries

Then again, there’s so much to do, see, and eat at Legoland that you might not get it all done in one day. Everything is (and will be) awesome…

Blogger disclosure: I am part of the Legoland California blogger program, and as such I receive occasional invitations to special events at Legoland. All opinions expressed are my own.

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