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!)