Boston goes blocky
How many Lego bricks does it take to create a tourist attraction? Three million, according to the folks behind the new Legoland Discovery Center Boston. Actually located just outside the city, in Somerville, the 4000-metre attraction is set to open May 23 and will feature a 4D cinema (a 3D cinema with weather effects), building workshops, a train-ride with laser guns and a miniature version of Boston, made with Lego bricks of course. Master Model Builder Ian Coffey, a former desk clerk who got the job by virtue of winning a well-publicized January contest, will be tasked with maintaining and installing the various displays of the attraction. The Boston location will be the sixth Discovery Centre in the US and the 11th worldwide. The lone Canadian version is in Toronto. Admission: US$22.50, kids 3 to 12 US$18. tel: (866) 228-6439. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston.
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