Photos: Legoland Discovery Center Construction Is Underway in Somerville

Forget the movie, Lego is bringing the fun to Boston. Here’s a sneak peek at the progress so far.

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The Legoland Discovery Center is based in East Somerville’s Assembly Row. / Photo by Alex Lau

It’s official: Greater Boston can’t get any cooler. May 23 marks the opening of the Legoland Discovery Center in East Somerville’s Assembly Row, a brand-new indoor activity space filled with all things Lego. Construction began last October, and won’t be completed for another two months, but we were given a sneak preview this week, and the progress is looking good.

The Legoland Discovery Center will include a 4D cinema, Lego reproductions of Boston landmarks, and an interactive laser ride. If you’re still not sold, newly appointed Master Model Builder Ian Coffee, who won the role at a Lego competition at the BPL, will teach classes and create more LEGO masterpieces after the center opens.

Below, check out how the Legoland Discovery Center is shaping up:

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Photo by Alex Lau

Miniland is a portion of the Discovery Center that will consist of Boston’s landmarks, including Fenway Park and the Boston Common.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

The Merlin’s Apprentice ride is a pedal-based ride with the end goal of exerting as much power as possible.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

All areas of the Discovery Center are catered to children and parents, but Lego plans to introduce special adult nights for older fans.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

The Legoland Discovery Center is scheduled for a May 23 opening in Somerville.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

The 44,000 square foot space will eventually be filled with more than 3 million Lego bricks.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

The Kingdom Quest ride is a seated ride that involves laser guns and 3D imaging.

legoland discovery center boston construction

Photo by Alex Lau

Boston’s new discovery center will be the sixth location of its kind to open in the United States.

 

Legoland Discovery Center opens in Somerville on May 23 at 598 Assembly Row, 866-228-6439, legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston.

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