June 2019 • Welcome Home www.welcomehomesa.com 47 By Alissa Reinhard a r o u n d t o w n what’s L EGOLAND Discovery Center is now officially open in San Antonio! To celebrate its grand opening back in April, over 1.5 million Lego Bricks were used to recreate downtown San Antonio – a miniature way to see our city. According to LEGOLAND General Manager Jeremy Aguillen, the Miniland is an artistic rendering of San Antonio’s most iconic buildings. Leading up to the Miniland unveiling, San Antonians were asked to vote whether to include the Alamo, the AT&T Center, Bank of America Building and Central Library. The final product includes a replica of Alamo Plaza full of Lego Minifigure tourists, a mini-River Walk complete with moving riverboats, a rotating Tower of Americas, and even a stretch of San Antonio River Mission Reach. LEGOLAND guests can explore and play with the interactive models as the San Antonio landmarks in Miniland change from day to night. You might even spot the famous giant cowboy boots that stand in front of North Star Mall. The Tower of Life Building is scaled at six feet, six inches and was built using 24,000 LEGO bricks assembled in over 300 hours. It took 180 hours to build the LEGO Alamo and 2,000 Minifigure fans were placed inside the Miniland Alamodome. During Fiesta, colorful parade floats adorned the San Antonio River and Miniland will continue to reflect San Antonio’s most popular events, holidays and seasons within its design. Fun fact: it can take over a year to create a Miniland like the one found in San Antonio’s LEGOLAND. LEGOLAND is located in the Shops at Rivercenter downtown. For more information, visit sanantonio.legolanddiscoverycenter.com .