World of Coca, Fox Theatre, Varsity & seven other Atlanta landmarks are being immortalized in Lego bricks

By on November 22, 2011

Legoland Discovery Center announces 10 winning buildings for its Miniland city, made from the iconic plastic brick.

Legoland, which is building its Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, announced late last week, the ten Atlanta attractions that will appear at the theme park’s “Miniland” exhibit.

The following 10 Atlanta icons will be featured, according to a press release:

Photo courtesy of Legoland on Facebook

Construction for Legoland’s Discovery Center is well underway.

The 32,000-square-foot Legoland is being constructed in the former food court area on the third level of Phipps Plaza. Johnny Rockets, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Subway will remain at the mall, but are currently being relocated.

Legoland is on schedule for an April 2012 opening. For more details on Legoland’s Phipps Plaza “Discovery Center,” click here.

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  1. SB

    November 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Of course, mostly tourist stuff. As if the GA Dome and Turner Field in any way symbolize our city. How about a streetscape of L5P or VaHi? The Varsity is so overdone. Who has eaten there more than once on this blog? If you have to have a canned food one, do the Big Chicken instead! The GT clock tower would have been good.

  2. Donald Katz

    November 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Discussed on our blog what transportation additions would be cool!

  3. Legolas

    December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    SB, the likelihood of doing streetscapes like VaHi or L5P gets tricky with licensing multiple residential and commercial areas. That’s why the items chosen are all individual landmarks. And The Varsity is an Atlanta institution that’s not part of a worldwide franchise, so I’d much rather see it than the Big Chicken.

    I swear, 99% of the comments on this site are people complaining about trivial subjects.

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