A groundbreaking for the first LEGOLAND Discovery Center was held in February. The highly anticipated attraction will open this fall at the Easton Town Center in Columbus.
The Discovery Center is an indoor attraction centered around the famous LEGO brick. Construction on the new $10 million facility will begin this summer and an opening will be scheduled for some time in late 2018, according to Easton’s website.
The 36,000-square foot facility will be located in Easton’s current Station Building, next to the AMC movie theater. Easton is already home to a LEGO Store in the town center’s north district.
The Discovery Center will have a range of LEGO play areas including two interactive rides, master classes from the LEGO Master Model Builder, special party rooms for celebrations and a 4D cinema, according to Easton Town Center.
The Discovery Center will also include a MINILAND, which will reflect the iconic buildings of the Columbus area. The community will have a chance to nominate Ohio-area landmarks in a contest to be announced at a later date.
“LEGOLAND Discovery Center is a regional destination that draws LEGO enthusiasts of all ages, and we here at Easton look forward to welcoming the legions of LEGO fans who want to experience the ultimate indoor playground,” said Jennifer Peterson, chief executive of Easton.