LEGOLAND Florida unveiled a new six-foot tall LEGO globe at the park Friday as part of its attraction "Imagination Zone," a partnership with Tampa Electric Company.
The globe was built out of more than 250,000 bricks and signifies the emphasis on the park's efforts to use renewable energy and focus on green energy education.
Guests can interact with the globe by affecting the rate of its rotation with solar panels located around the globe.
At the Imagination Zone, visitors can interact with green-energy based models as part of the partnership with TECO. “We are excited to add both the LEGO Globe and interactive communities to Imagination Zone, giving our guests a new way to interact while learning the benefits of renewable energy,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones.
LEGOLAND and TECO kicked off its partnership on Earth Day in April when LEGOLAND ran the park entirely on renewable energy.
Fun facts about the new LEGO Globe instillation include:
- The Globe took over 600 hours to construct and stands 6 feet tall
- The model consists of over 250,000 LEGO bricks
- The LEGO Globe rotates based on the amount of sunshine, showing the effects of solar power
- The model is also interactive, with visitors able to affect the rate of rotation with tactile solar panels
- Mini landmarks are visible for guests to enjoy, including the Eiffel Tower, pyramids from Egypt and much more