CARLSBAD, Calif. – Listen closely and you might still hear the roar of the Super Bowl crowd.
That’s about how realistic visitors might find a new Lego replica of SoFi Stadium, now on display at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad. In total, it took a team of master modelers more than 6,000 hours to build and it’s made of more than half a million Lego bricks, park spokesman Jake Gonzales said Thursday.
“One of the cool facts about that — and I think that’s pretty cool — is that the canopy or the roof on this model weighs over 3,500 pounds,” Gonzales said. “Just to give it some scale and talk about weight here, it took a team of our builders here in the park over four days to actually put this back together here in the park. It’s amazing.”
A mock version of the stadium model was seen by fans last month in Inglewood ahead of the NFL Championship game at the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.
Over 3,000 Minilanders are featured inside the finished model, including both Super Bowl LVI teams: AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals and Super Bowl champion Rams. Referees, TV cameramen and crowds of miniature fans packing the hall are also visible – and plenty of inside jokes courtesy of the master builders.
The project began in August 2021. Upon completion, Gonzales noted that it was broken down into around 60 different pieces before being reassembled for public enjoyment.
“A lot of little fun things, but it’s really just to inspire people and have fun,” Gonzales said. “We always bring new adventures to Legoland California, especially here at Miniland. What’s better than a stadium?
The attraction also drew a famous visitor on Thursday who is pictured in the model: Rams All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
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FOX 5’s Heather Lake contributed to this report.
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