LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
LEGOLAND® • Merlin Magic Making • ©Merlin Entertainments • Museums & Edu-tainment • 2016
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers are playground environments for ©Merlin Entertainments at AZ’s and MI’s famous outlet malls. Kids discover and learn to their heart’s content…
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center AZ & MI—the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground—gives families the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant world of creativity, learning, and imagination. Two to three hours of repeatable LEGO play experiences are ideal for families with children aged 3 to 10 who enjoy everything LEGO. The indoor attraction features an interactive LEGO-themed ride, a LEGO 4-D Cinema, and ten separately themed LEGO play areas. The discovery centers at Arizona Mills Outlets in Tempe, AZ, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, MI, are a bricktastic, fun-filled adventure brimming with kids’ activities attractions.
The A&ES team is the theming contractor for these entertainment complexes. A&ES professional designers, artists, and fabricators’ unique experience help the team execute elaborate plans for the new center.
Headlining LEGO® Friends Bonnie and Bertie, guests enter through an LED-lit arch and an industrial-style door where torches light the Kingdom Quest sign leading to the LEGO & reg-style wood queue barrier fence, which encloses the area. The MINILAND sign leads into a great kid’s space furnished with comfortable stools at the large master-modeler builders’ desk, jigsaw building tables where kids compete, and imaginations explode. The Friends’ Space invites guests into the outside area, complete with an intricate entrance portal, fence, pillars, sunflower, and brick trough. Circle portals and wall lamps with functional lights are located just beyond the outside-mounted, LEGO® model-making planter, where guests relax at the garden table and stools. Heartlake City features Olivia, Andrea, Emma, Stephanie, and Mia model-making tables with dimensional wall appliques featuring a LEGO® inspired bush, butterfly, and a paw print.
Slide or step into the barn to the circular brick fire pit by the cut-out tree, trimmed hedge, DUPLO® vac plate, and trough. Torches light the way to the themed brick relief, where kids sit on stools and build LEGO® racers at a large table. Kids evaluate designs on the dual test ramps by the brick collection box filled with LEGO® style tires. There is a holding shelf with accommodating stools, too.
Various birthday room options provide wild rides and a factory tour that kids will cherish forever. The 4-D cinema sign marks the way to the LEGO® style ticket kiosk and curtain relief area in the main entertainment center. Here, kids assess building skills atop laminated tables in the creative workshop decorated with orange and green ceiling drapes. Children play in DUPLO FARM® while parents take a coffee shop break. All enjoy the LEGO® Store. Guests can relax on the LEGO®-style park or regular bench under the LEGO® style awning and roof. The LEGO®-style window relief near the LEGO®-style lighting column is fascinating! The exit letters through the LEGO® brick-themed portal lead guests into the next environment.
- Research and analysis of the client’s goals and requirements
- Assessment of preliminary space plans
- Provision of project management services including preparation of project budgets and schedules
- Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, details, and specifications
- Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes
- Identify facility impacts between contractor and A&ES components
- The organization, coordination, and planning
- Pre-production and prototyping
- Complete design specification services
- In-house fabrication
- Thermoplastic fabrication
- Shop drawings (CAD)
- Water-jet metal shapes
- CNC machining
- Architectural millwork
- Specialty automotive paint prepping and finishing
- Fiberglass Production (FRP)
- 3-Dimensional design and fabrication
- Turnkey installation
Build, create, and play at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center! Featuring more than two million LEGO® bricks, children and adults relish an incredible experience in a safe, child-friendly, FUN environment.