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February 16, 2017

Upcoming Philly-area Legoland offers sneak peak at recreated city landmark

Master builders are busy recreating an iconic Philadelphia landmark as a Legoland attraction prepares to open in the region.

On Wednesday, the Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia unveiled on social media three unmistakable buildings made entirely of small plastic bricks to drum up interest for the grand opening. Lego enthusiasts and city residents voted Boathouse Row as their favorite landmark in the City of Brotherly Love.

According to the center's website, builders are using Legos to construct an interactive exhibit of the world-famous buildings along the Schuylkill River. The miniature display will showcase all sorts of details to capture the look and feel of the area, including alternating between day and night to reveal functional lights. Guests will also be able to race miniature boats past the toy buildings.

The display is just one of the city's famous sights that guests can view at "Miniland Philadelphia."

The  33,000-square-feet attraction, which will be the 17th Legoland center in the world, is slated to open in the spring at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. It will feature a Lego-themed ride, a 4D cinema show and 10 play areas.

Legoland broke ground in October. In December, master builder Michael Nieves, of Monmouth Junction, N.J., was selected to help kids create structures with the iconic toys.

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