Voting Is Open To Find the Most Iconic Detroit Landmark for Legoland’s Motor City Miniland
The Legoland Discovery Center Michigan will be opening next spring at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, but before that can happen, there’s one pressing matter to attend to: Voters must decide which Detroit landmarks will be featured in the 32,000-square-foot “mini Detroit” built entirely out of LEGO bricks.
According to Curbed Detroit and Crain’s Detroit Business, the store will feature several local landmarks, buildings, and attractions, all built from the colorful little bricks; there will a few rounds of voting and then one final winner will be determined, before the store opens in 2016.
Legoland is asking fans to submit suggestions of iconic Detroit landmarks through a written form on the official Facebook page — and considering that it only takes about 10 seconds for visitors to form full opinions based solely on visual designs, it’s definitely important that locals submit suggestions for Miniland Detroit that truly represent the heart and culture of the real city.
Submissions opened on Oct. 12, via Legoland’s Facebook page, and will be accepted through Oct. 26. The top 10 submissions will be announced on Oct. 28 and then another round of voting will be held from Nov. 2-16 to determine the winning landmark.
The top landmark will be announced on Nov. 18, and then the Legoland experts will get to work on construction. When the Legoland Discovery Center Michigan finally opens next spring, visitors can expect to see their favorite Detroit landmark featured front and center in Motor City Miniland.
“We are thrilled to invite Lego fans and members of the public to participate in creating our very own Miniland exhibit,” said general manager Hayley Anderson in a recent press release.
“We know that the completed Miniland will be a spectacular showpiece that represents the places we love most about metro Detroit and Michigan, and will inspire families and visitors from across the region.”