The LEGOLAND Resort in Carlsbad, California is getting its own official hotel, now allowing you and/or your children the ultimate joy of sleeping in a world full of LEGOS after spending the day in a magical world full of LEGOS. Most parents whose children love LEGOS are already painfully, intimately familiar with falling asleep surrounded by brightly colored blocks, but now you can pay even more for the privilege of stepping on them in the dark on the way to the bathroom.
The hotel is set to open to the public as soon as April 5th, ahead of their original production schedule, thus proving that building a giant LEGO-themed building has to be one of the funnest jobs ever where no one ever calls in sick to stay home and watch Psych reruns. Not to characterize all construction workers as a homogenous group, but schematizing and assembling what amounts to one of the world’s largest LEGO sets sounds like a friggin’ dream come true.
(I’m talking about for me, screw the construction teams. I want in on that job. I’ll put in 10 hours days, no problem. Admittedly lots of us here at Mamapop are lovers/vicarious lovers of LEGOS.)
Minor frowny-face alert: Just like large aspects of the LEGOLAND parks, the structure and majority of the hotel are not actually made of LEGOS. Womp womp.
Decorative elements of the building contain impressive numbers of LEGO models, and sections are engineered to LOOK like LEGOS, but the majority of the focus has gone into capturing the “themes” of LEGO’s current sets. You can stay in the knights suite, or the pirate suite, or the… DUPLO… suite? Or the pastel cityscape suite? Or the $20 for a single figurine with a monkey and a bird suite?
Here are a few early peeks at the hotel itself:
Presumably there will be LEGOs laying around everywhere for you to assemble, but sadly the walls and floors themselves are not actually constructed from teenie-weenie LEGO blocks. I love themed shit as much as the next guy but I have to admit, it’s a little bit disappointing that most of the “LEGO” elements are of the painted variety.
I’m sure it’ll still be fun and all, especially for the children who will be losing their ever-loving minds, but the child inside me who spent hours and hours building LEGO castles isn’t quite satisfied. They still have 3 more months of construction so maybe they’ll get busy and prove me wrong with some industriously executed LEGO construction.
Regardless, prepare yourselves, your children, and your pocketbooks for LEGO slumber party madness in the near-to-immediate future. This will be the first LEGO hotel to grace the shores of the United States. There are already existing hotels in Denmark, Britain, and soon to be Malaysia because their children are luckier than ours.