Brooklyn Bridge Group Build at Grand Central Terminal!

Brooklyn Bridge Group Build at Grand Central Terminal!

This year marks the 135th Anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, the first steel and wire suspension bridge ever constructed and one of the most iconic landmarks in the U.S. On July 17, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester will commemorate the occasion by reconstructing the bridge in LEGO® bricks in Grand Central Terminal, bringing playful learning and creativity, at the heart of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s culture and visitor experience, to the street for passersby to enjoy.

For one day only, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will ‘Bridge’ Play and Fun for the 750,000 people of all ages who travel through Grand Central Terminal daily. Those young, and young at heart, are invited to be a part of the interactive building of the scaled replica bridge. Participants will be encouraged to use their imagination by adding ‘free-builds’ like cars, pedestrians, food trucks, and familiar community structures around the build.

“We are very excited to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge with Grand Central Terminal,” said Chris Mines, General Manager for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. “It’s an honor to celebrate the spirit of imagination by sharing the LEGO build experience with New Yorkers of all ages and capturing an iconic symbol of human innovation.”
Scot and Jacq Tatelman, founders of STATE, a Brooklyn-based company that provides backpacks and school supplies to help students in need to succeed, will be on hand to join in the build and help celebrate the spirit of creativity.

The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall East. Attendees and passersby will also have the opportunity to receive giveaways and special offers for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.

Fun facts about the LEGO Brooklyn Bridge Build:

● It will take the LEGOLAND Discovery Center model builders approximately eight hours to complete the entire bridge with the help of the public, compared to the 122,640 hours, or 14 years, it took builders in 1883 to complete the real Brooklyn Bridge.

● The completed bridge model will weigh 320 pounds and will be comprised of 62,000+ differently colored and shaped LEGO bricks.

● Once complete, the bridge model will be 4’W x 4.5’H x 11’L compared to the 1,595.5-foot span of the actual Brooklyn Bridge.

Learn more on Grand Central Terminal's Website or our Facebook Event Page