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Trolls build a fanbase at Legoland Center

May 11th, 2021 STSN Staff
Trolls build a fanbase at Legoland Center
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By Olivia Dow
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The Trolls World Tour has set up a residency at the Legoland Discovery Center at Arizona Mills through May.

Kids can look for trolls hidden in Lego City, get groovy in the disco room or help Master Builder Alec Posta build a Poppy out of Lego.

“Right now, we’re building a 5-foot-tall build of Poppy from the Trolls movie completely out of Lego and the kids are helping me, the master builder, in creating it,” Posta said.

“It’s kind of a whole collaborative thing. We are at about not quite to the neck right now, so we still have quite a way to go.”

The scavenger hunt sees the characters hidden in Lego City and those who complete the event can win annual passholders.

“It’s been a lot of fun, in particular because there are certain kids who might not be as into Lego as the brand, but they are very into Trolls right now,” Posta said.

“The trolls really helped get them excited about building, especially the Poppy big build that we’ve been doing. It’s just really fun to see certain kids eyes light up like, ‘I can help build Poppy?’ It’s these kinds of partnerships that we do are really great for bringing new people to building Lego.”

The Trolls visit is the Legoland Discovery Center’s first event since it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s going very well,” Posta said about the event.

“For those people who are regular visitors who come once a week, twice, once every two weeks or once a month, it’s really great for them to have something new to experience. We have really fun new things to offer them.”

The Legoland Discovery Center is taking extra precautions to ensure it is a safe place for families to enjoy. These measures include limited attendance, mask requirements and increased sanitization.

“Right now, we are severely limiting the number of people who can come in to 300 people a day,” Posta said. “We do have reserved time slots. It is recommended that you get your tickets online ahead of time and that’s just so that we can manage the number of people in the building and keep everyone who is here at a safe distance.

“We maintain social distancing within the attraction. Masks are still required to come in, of course, and must be worn at all times unless you’re eating at a designated table.”

Because it is such a hands-on experience, the sanitization efforts have increased at Legoland Discovery Center.

“We’ve really ramped up the brick-washing procedure, so we take all of the Lego bricks off the floor midday, wash, steam, sanitize them in an industrial dishwasher and put out fresh brick,” Posta said. “We do that twice throughout the day to make sure that we are sanitizing all surfaces and everything that’s going to be touched as much as possible.”

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