Mathematics is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated (LEGOLand Part One)

As a child, besides being a voracious reader, I was also a natural math whiz (hey kid’s out there, trust me use it or lose it). I had taken all the classes available at my high school before the end of sophmore year. I didn’t need more but I wanted more so, I took a college course of Calculus while I was a junior in high school. For fun. Did you guess I might be a math nerd? It is quite possible that I calculate each event in a day with regards to statistical odds and possible results.

So when I heard we were invited to Legoland for a sneak peek of their new show LEGO® Clutch Powers 4-D, I was certainly excited for the girls. I knew they were going to love the show and the park. But I have to admit, I was more excited for myself. Legos (in my opinion and I am not asking yours) are all about math. Building well with them requires calculation and thought. And, for me, counting. Counting and calculating. I have now decided what I want to be when I grow up! I want be one of the people who put together Lego models! How do I get that job? Where do I sign up.

I am presenting our adventure to Legoland in two parts. Part One is for adult math geeks. I was pretty thrilled the entire day, but the ride where they show you the amazingly awesome models from places around the world and tell you how many and how long it took to create them? Well, there, I was in number heaven. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take pictures, take notes and interact with the girls at the same time. So I only cull a few of the facts to go with the sites. But I am sure you can imagine me sitting there for weeks on end building those suckers! It’s my new dream. Part Two will show all the fun your kids can have at the park too! ha ha ha.

Now for the facts: There are 35 million bricks total in the park and 15,000 models. The Elephant has 283200 and weighs more than 1,000 pounds! The Sydney Opera House has 160,080 bricks. The Eiffel Tower has 117360 bricks. Mt. Rushmore – Each head has about 20,640 bricks and weighs approximately 86 pounds. The Taj Mahal: 143520 bricks. (and a couple from me: Yes those are ALL LEGOS!!! Yes, there are two pics of the beautiful City by the Bay cuz I’m showin’ the hometown love!!! Lastly, don’t miss all the little details in the cities…the cars, trucks, all so tricked out! I am still excited!)

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11 Comments

  1. Those are awesome, but the elephant…amazing! (is there any surprise that’s my favorite???)
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  2. That’s so cool!!! Have you seen the software online where you design your model and it tells you what legos you need? Which would probably spoil all the calculating fun for you, but hey I thought it was cool. hehe

  3. Whoa this is just mind boggling for me! I’m glad you can tackle the math. The displays are so very cool!!
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  4. OMG! Those are amazing!

  5. Those are incredible!! Can you imagine that being your job? “What do you do?” “Oh, I play with Legos all day.” That would be amazing!
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  6. I am following you on twitter (tag your it) and i wanted to follow your blog but i don’t see your google friend connect.
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  7. I think I’ll have to add LegoLand to the to do list when the boys get older. Amazing.
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  8. DJ

    If my son even found out such a place existed , I’d never hear the end of it. So, shhhh ok?

    Just in case, I better look into if there is one near us.
    .-= DJ´s last blog ..They’re All Legs! =-.

  9. WOWZA I’m speechless! Amazing!!

    Have fun at UBP!
    Jenni
    Mom Blogger Cash Prize Contest for MissTutu.com

  10. SO SUPER COOL!!!

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