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Old 06-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #346
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That buffet looked pretty simple. It looks like one of the ones that are 5$pp off of the highways on the drive to disney. I can't remeber the name of the chain restaurant.

I am jealous we still have a week and 2 days left of school. My girls are counting down the days. Our district has a set end day and gave us sporadic days off to account for no snow days this year. Now I am trying to decided on summer camps for the girls. We have a week in NC planned for the first full week in august but I have no plans for July. Just want to do like a 1 week thing to keep them busy and happy.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #347
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Before we had lunch we could see that it was getting super crowded at LegoLand. So we didn't really expect to be able to do too much more with our day there. DS10 was anxiously awaiting seeing MiniLand USA – a giant display of Lego's! And I wanted to walk through the Cypress Gardens and at some point before we left I wanted to get some of the famous LL Apple Fries. Other than that I thought maybe we would see a show or two, let DS do his shopping, and call it a day.

MiniLand USA was right outside of the Pizza & Pasta place we just had lunch at, so we refilled our cups with Mtn. Dew and headed outside!

MiniLand USA is a big section of the park that has 8 specially themed areas of Lego Displays: FL, NY, CA, Daytona Speedway, Kennedy Space Center, Pirate's Cove, Las Vegas, and Washington DC.



This is really an amazing display. I'm not a huge Lego fan myself, they tend to get on my nerves. Just never had the patience to sit and put those things together. But this display even impressed me. DS10 can sit and play and build these things for hours & hours, so obviously he was thoroughly impressed. I had my camera out and DS10 had his camera out, so we have a TON of pictures of this area. I'm not sure the pics really do these displays justice, but here you go! Some of them had smoke coming out (like the Space Center rocket), some moved, some shot out water, etc.

I won't bother to narrate here, you can pretty much tell what is what, so I will just post the pics and let you see!











































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And that ends our very long tour of MiniLand USA at LegoLand! WOW that was a lot of Lego's!!


Up Next: Cypress Gardens


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Old 06-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #351
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Wow I absolutely loved all of those pics!

I really want to go see it for myself in October now, I especially loved the Las Vegas and San Francisco displays, they are incredible!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #352
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That buffet looked pretty simple. It looks like one of the ones that are 5$pp off of the highways on the drive to disney. I can't remeber the name of the chain restaurant.

I am jealous we still have a week and 2 days left of school. My girls are counting down the days. Our district has a set end day and gave us sporadic days off to account for no snow days this year. Now I am trying to decided on summer camps for the girls. We have a week in NC planned for the first full week in august but I have no plans for July. Just want to do like a 1 week thing to keep them busy and happy.

It was pretty simple, but it did the job!

I am so surprised by the number of schools I am hearing about that aren't out until next week. I thought we went late!! Have a fun trip to NC! We don't really have any summer plans. Just kind of going with the flow and saving for WDW in December!


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I really want to go see it for myself in October now, I especially loved the Las Vegas and San Francisco displays, they are incredible!
Glad you enjoyed the pics! It was a pretty cool display. You are right, the San Fransisco and Las Vegas displays are especially great!
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #353
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Wow, Miniland USA is unbelievable! I am shocked at the details in all the different cities. But I have a question which I hope doesn't sound too dumb. The whole thing looks like it is outdoors, and I am wondering how all the Lego pieces aren't disturbed by the weather. A lot of the pieces look very small, especially the "people" in the scenes, and it seems like wind and rain would blow them away! So the question is, am I crazy? No, wait, don't answer that! Am I seeing things correctly, that the pieces really are small and really outside?

I can tell your DS10 really enjoyed his LL surprise!
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #354
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Wow, Miniland USA is unbelievable! I am shocked at the details in all the different cities. But I have a question which I hope doesn't sound too dumb. The whole thing looks like it is outdoors, and I am wondering how all the Lego pieces aren't disturbed by the weather. A lot of the pieces look very small, especially the "people" in the scenes, and it seems like wind and rain would blow them away! So the question is, am I crazy? No, wait, don't answer that! Am I seeing things correctly, that the pieces really are small and really outside?

I can tell your DS10 really enjoyed his LL surprise!

Yep, it is all outside! And it's not a dumb question at all!! I wondered the same thing. And I'm not really sure what the answer is. I am guessing they are all glued together, so that helps. And I bet they are constantly replacing and repairing the displays. I would think the sun would cause some fading too. I don't know -- but it all looked great! Of course the park has only been open since last October!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #355
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thank you very interesting TR
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #356
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LL looks amazing! At first glance I thought the pizza looked like Pizza Hut but since you said it wasn't very good I guess not.

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LL looks amazing! At first glance I thought the pizza looked like Pizza Hut but since you said it wasn't very good I guess not.

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LL was pretty cool!

Nope, not quite Pizza Hut pizza.

YAY for Mtn Dew!!!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #358
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those pics of legoland look great. Very interesting to see i could imagine how much it would really be to see it in person.
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Wow, great pics of LL ! It's all so Legoey .. Looks like your son is having a great time !
I have no patience for building those things either and I can't imagine sitting there building whole cities ! Fascinating though when you look at the details.
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those pics of legoland look great. Very interesting to see i could imagine how much it would really be to see it in person.
It is very neat in person!

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I have no patience for building those things either and I can't imagine sitting there building whole cities ! Fascinating though when you look at the details.
I like that word -- Legoey!!

DS was having a great time!

The details in those displays were so amazing, I can't imagine the time that went into building all that.
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