Facts and figures from 10 years LEGOLAND®
The theme park LEGOLAND® Deutschland opened on 17 May 2002 with 40
attractions, shows and workshops divided into seven theme areas as well as
models made from more than 50 million LEGO® bricks. Ten years later, the park
features eight adventure worlds with more than 50 attractions and LEGO models
made from more than 55 million LEGO bricks and its own Holiday Village.
Every year, LEGOLAND has been adding new things:
2003: LEGO model of Neuschwanstein castle in MINILAND,
new roller coaster ‘Dragon Hunt’ in the KNIGHTS’ KINGDOM.
2004: Opening of the passenger robot BIONICLE™ Power Builder (since 2011:
2005: Opening of the world’s largest LEGO building: Munich’s Allianz Arena in MINILAND.
2006: 5 innovations: gallery of football stars, Terminal 2 in MINILAND
Munich Airport area, DUPLO® water fun, Canoe X-pedition, new 4D film ‘’Spellbreaker’
2007: New theme area PIRATE LAND.
2008: Opening of the world’s first LEGOLAND Holiday Village right next to the
2009: New underwater world LEGOLAND ATLANTIS by SEA LIFE and new
4D film ‘Bob the Builder’.
2010: The year of records including underwater record at LEGOLAND ATLANTIS by
SEA LIFE, new 4D film ‘The adventures of Clutch Powers’, pirate-themed minigolf
course and new houses in the Holiday Village.
2011: New LEGO STAR WARS™ universe in MINILAND.
LEGOLAND Holiday Village is extended by 50 percent to include a new Egypt-
themed area with 24 houses as well as the Steak House Restaurant, Bowling-Center
and a high-rope course.
2012: Opening of the Flying Ninjago in Little Asia and, in May, Ninjago MINILAND.
New ATLANTIS exhibition ‘Deep Sea Adventure’ and Darth Maul as a photo point in
the STAR WARS universe in MINILAND.
In the past 10 years the LEGOLAND Park was open on 2121 days.
The smallest model in LEGOLAND is a dove in MINILAND, which is made of only
six LEGO bricks, and the highest is a 7.5 m giraffe, which can even look across
the tracks of the elevated Pedal-A-Car railway. Einstein’s head, weighing in at
1,875 kg, is the heaviest LEGO model in the park.
Throughout the park, more than 55 million LEGO bricks are used. If you
positioned this number of 2x4 knob LEGO bricks side by side you would get a
1.716 kilometre LEGO chain, twice the length of Germany from north to south.
Olli the Park Dragon has twelve different outfits. You can see him strolling through
the park as a pumpkin for instance, or as a pharaoh, a Viking, a pirate or in
Three of the couples who met each other at work said ‘I do’ at LEGOLAND.
Apart from MINILAND, the Fire Dragon is the most popular attraction in the park.
LEGOLAND Deutschland has set several world records:
August 2002: Longest LEGO millipede, 678 m long.
Mai 2005: Largest LEGO building, 5 m x 4.5 m x 1 m, model of Munich’s Allianz Arena
at a scale of 1:50, 4,209 working hours and more than 1 million LEGO
bricks, weighs 1.5 tons.
September 2005: Largest LEGO brick, 6 m x 3 m x 2 m, weighs 1.5 tons, made from 1 million
bricks; took 10 days to build.
May 2007: Largest LEGO flower bed in the world made using more than 6,000 LEGO
flowers in four days.
September 2009: Highest LEGO tower: built in four days, has a height of 26.92 m and
consists of half a million LEGO bricks.
April 2010: Largest amount of electricity, generated through cycling under water. One
man spent 14 days in a 4 sqm house in the underwater world LEGOLAND®
ATLANTIS by SEA LIFE, and in 336 hours he generated exactly 2,502.2 watt
hours of electricity by cycling.
August 2010: Highest LEGO tower: built in four days, 30,52 m high, made from 550,000
August 2011: Largest LEGO mosaic/picture built in four and a half days using 533,000
bricks, measuring 137.28 sqm, a reproduction of the Micky Mouse
magazine title on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Micky Mouse
magazine in Germany.
Since the takeover of the LEGOLAND Parks by Merlin Entertainments, a new park
was built in Florida (2011). Another park is planned in Malaysia for 2012.
The average earthling owns 75 LEGO bricks.
There are approx. 2,400 different LEGO brick shapes.
Six 2x4 knob LEGO bricks can be combined in 915,103,765 different ways.
40,000,000,000 (40 billion) LEGO bricks stacked on top of each other would
reach all the way to the moon.
There are four billion LEGO Mini Figures, making them the largest ‘population
group’ in the world.
LEGOLAND Deutschland Freizeitpark GmbH Stefanie Feifel, PR-Officer
LEGOLAND Allee Marion Pachmann, PR-Coordinator
89312 Günzburg Tel.: +49 (0) 8221-700 221
Note to editors
LEGOLAND® Germany was opened on 17 May 2002 in the Bavarian town of Günzburg and is one of the most
popular amusement parks in Germany. More information on the Park can be found at www.LEGOLAND.de.
Tickets and accommodation packages can be booked online at the above address. For information by
phone, please call 0180-5700 757 01 (€0.14 per minute from the German fixed line network, max. €0.42 per
minute for mobile network calls in Germany, rates from abroad vary by service provider).
2012 Season: 24. March to 4 November.
The Park is a part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most
successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number one
and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 87 attractions, six hotels and
two holiday villages in 19 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and
rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the
commitment and passion of its more than 17,000 employees. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more
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