Last Sunday marked the grand opening of the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Crown Center. Along with the recently opened SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND is one of the most anticipated new attractions in Kansas City. Step inside this wonderful world of colorful LEGO building bricks to experience the thrills and chills of 4D Cinema, learn LEGO building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic Kansas City landmarks made completely out of LEGOS in MINILAND, and much more!
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Five thousand sea creatures, including sharks and stingrays, are finding a new home in Kansas City, as the new $15 million SEA LIFE Aquarium finally opens its doors tomorrow at Crown Center. There are 30 display tanks including a massive ocean tank with a walk through underwater tunnel where visitors are surrounded by fish and sharks. A Legoland Discovery Center is being built next door, but that won’t open for a few more weeks.
KCPT partnered with the new SEA LIFE Aquarium on a journalism contest where we invited high school broadcasting students to cover the arrival of the fish to their new home in Kansas City. Using the theme “The Fish Are Coming,” ten high school teams put together a two minute news account about the sea creatures arriving at the aquarium.
The winning high school team would have their report featured on The Local Show and we are pleased to announce the winner is…Park Hill South High School.
Winners of the SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium and KCPT Video Journalism Contest: Park Hill South High School and the reporting team of Sung Huh, Jacob Orlowski and Raymond Hadlock. Congratulations!
The beginning of May is when the new Legoland Discovery Center is set to open at Crown Center. The company has been hiring for Kansas City’s latest attraction.
They decided to have applicants compete against each other for the full-time job of master model builder. The winner of this golden ticket will be responsible for building cool models on site, doing the upkeep on the Miniland which will involve scale down lego versions of Kansas city landmarks and working with kids.
Around 200 people squared off in what the company called the Brick Factor Competition, but it’s a Kansas City Missouri school teacher and Renaissance Festival Performer who’s going to get the full=time gig and coveted title of king of lego…or perhaps the more professional title “lego master model builder.”
And the winner is…Jeremiah Boehr. We leave you this week with a look at the highly competitive world of lego model building.