Photos: Legoland Discovery Center celebrates grand opening in Milpitas

After a year-plus delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area on Monday finally celebrated its grand opening on Monday, and to quote a certain movie theme song, “everything is awesome.”

Ground was broken on the 31,000 square foot indoor playground at Great Mall in Milpitas back in September 2019, with a planned April 2020 opening. But the pandemic intervened, forcing the attraction to remain sadly dormant until this past weekend. On Monday, there were plenty of wide smiles mixed with a palpable sense of relief.

Click here to read the full article.Photos by Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran, center right, and Vice Mayor, Carmen Montano, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the Legoland Discovery Center on Monday, June 14. 
Thatcher Armstrong, 7, left, and his sister, London, look at brochures. 
Nicasio McNeil, 4, looks at Oracle Park made of Lego pieces. 
San Jose Museum of Art 
Levi’s Stadium 
Apple Park 
San Francisco Ferry Building 
Visitors enter the movie theater at the Legoland Discovery Center. 
Children play inside the Legoland Discovery Center. 

Sam Suksiri, a master model builder at Legoland Discovery Center, picks up a cable car made of Lego pieces.

Oakland landmarks 
A Ninjago character made of Lego pieces 
San Francisco landmarks 

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Author: Dai Sugano, Chuck Barney