Legoland Florida and Tampa Electric announced a partnership on Earth Day earlier this year that would bring renewable energy to Legoland Florida and to help further education on renewable energy at Legoland Florida. Legoland Florida even ran the entire park solely on renewable energy on Earth Day, which was the equivalent of planting six acres of trees. Legoland Florida was the first theme park ever to run the entire park on renewable energy, but it doesn’t stop there! Legoland Florida will continue to run the Imagination Zone section of the park on renewable energy.
On June 20, LEGOLAND Florida and Tampa Electric unveiled a brand new new 6-foot tall Globe made entirely of Legos next to the Imagination Zone area of the park in continuation of their of initiatives to further education on renewable energy.
“We are excited to add both the LEGO Globe and interactive communities to Imagination Zone, giving our guests a new way to interact while learning the benefits of renewable energy,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones.
The globe itself is built from more than 250,000 Lego bricks and took more than 600 hours to complete the model. Legoland guests will be able to visit the globe and a new interactive area that incorporates Lego mini-model communitities to show the effects of renewable energy. Guests will also be able to interact with the globe through tactile elements like affecting it’s rate of rotations with solar panels that are located around the globe. The globe will also change rotation pace based on the amount of sun light the solar panels are soaking in.
Video-Watch a time lapse of the awesome 6 foot globe being installed
This brand new addition adds to the many educational aspects that already exist at Legoland Florida, including Lego Mindstorms robots, Build & Test, Power Towers, and more.