Legoland Discovery Center to open at the Great Mall in Milpitas on May 25

Photo: Legoland Discovery Center / Merlin Entertainments
By Laila Weir - Published on May 18, 2021.

Kids, kids-at-heart and parents, rejoice. After a year's delay, Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area is set to open at the Great Mall in Milpitas on May 25.

Originally slated to open last spring, the center, which bills itself as "the ultimate indoor Lego playground," was put on hold — like so much else — due to COVID-19. The 31,000-square-foot space will feature all kinds of building areas and interactive Lego-themed attractions.

Photo: Merlin Entertainments


Here's what you'll find if you visit:

4D Cinema: A cinema playing Lego movies with special effects like wind, rain, and snow (kind of like this new Regal theater opening in San Francisco).

Imagination Express: A train ride through an interactive Lego world

Miniland: An area with miniatures of Bay Area landmarks built out of Legos, including the Golden Gate Bridge (naturally) and Winchester Mystery House

Photo: Legoland Discovery Center / Twitter


Build Challenge Circle: A continuously changing event area where parents and kids can join in host-led activities, from storytimes to building and more

Meet and Green Area: Meet life-sized Lego characters

Lego Racers Build & Test: Guests can build their own vehicles and race against friends on a test track 

Photo: Merlin Entertainments


Duplo Park: A special Lego Duplo area where little builders can use larger sized bricks

Creative Workshops: Hands-on creative workshops where kids can learn insider tips and building secrets alongside a Master Model Builder 

Pirate Adventure Land: A soft play area with a Lego-themed pirate ship for children between 36 and 60 inches tall

Earthquake Tables: Visitors can try to build the tallest tower possible and then see how it withstands an earthquake

Earthquake table Photo: Legoland Discovery Center


Lego Friends Area: An area themed around the female characters from Lego Friends 

The Great Lego Race VR Experience: A virtual reality experience available at an additional cost (not included in admission)

“We’re excited to welcome families to the colorful world of Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area, which celebrates the creativity and imagination of the San Francisco Bay Area,” general manager James Judy said in a statement reported by the Mercury News. “After a year dominated by virtual learning, we are excited for guests to enjoy a day of  togetherness, learning, creating, and carefree play. The health and safety of our guests is of utmost importance, and we are taking proactive steps to provide visitors with a safe, comfortable environment.” 

Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area is located at 870 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas. Tickets start at $23 per person (free for kids 2 and under).

More information: legolanddiscoverycenter.com/bayarea/

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