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World’s First LEGO Water Park

January 8, 2010

Here we see my very good friend and former co-worker Bill Vollbrecht:

Master Model Builder-turned Project Designer for LEGOLAND California spoke during the event. Vollbrecht, who is the lead designer for the Water Park, built a LEGO model as inspiration for the Water Park design. Vollbrecht unveiled that original model during the press conference as well.

“When designing the world’s first LEGO themed water park, what better way to start than to take it from a child’s perspective,” said Vollbrecht. “Imagine a child beginning to build a fun LEGO tower that they could actually play inside with their family. They would dump out a bucket of bricks of every color and combination, and create a fantastic, imagination-filled world. And that’s exactly what I was able to create beginning with these LEGO models we are showing you today.”

Bill also was the designer to the entrance of the LEGOLAND in Germany.

The 5.5 acre LEGOLAND Water Park opens in June 2010 and will be located at the north end of LEGOLAND California behind Fun Town. The entrance will be located between the Factory Tour and the Adventurer’s Club. Geared for families with children ages 2 to 12, LEGOLAND Water Park features a six-person raft slide, single-person tube slides, body slides, a lazy river and hands-on toddler areas.

“LEGOLAND Water Park will be lots of fun, constructive play including slides, LEGO friends and, the feature I am personally the most excited about – the Build-a-Raft concept where kids customize their own raft made of soft LEGO bricks before floating down a lazy river,”

Considering the popularity of the water areas in Explore Village and Pirate Shores this new water park will most likely be a great success. I look forward to seeing it once it is open.