Northeast Tarrant

Public invited to take part in building massive Lego mosaic

Legoland Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth in Grapevine is celebrating the opening of its new Pirate Beach water playground feature by hitting the road and inviting members of the public to help create a giant, pirate-themed Lego brick mosaic.

Armed with 82,944 bricks, the Legoland Discovery Center team will enlist the help of Lego brick fanatics of all ages to build an 8-foot tall by 30-foot wide mosaic. Similar to a paint-by-numbers system, the public will use bricks to build small Lego tiles that will combine together to create the massive image.

With more than 2,400 man hours of work to be done, the Legoland Discovery Center master model builder, along with a special team of the area’s most talented kid builders from the attraction’s Creative Crew, will be on site at stops around Dallas-Fort Worth to recruit the public to help create the pirate-themed mosaic masterpiece.

Three mosaic builds have been completed. Others will be held at:

June 19: Great Wolf Lodge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

June 24: Sundance Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.*

July 10: Gaylord Texan from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

July 18: Legoland Discovery Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 26: Frisco RoughRiders from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aug. 22: Legoland Discovery Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 12:- Legoland Discovery Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those noted with asterisks are free and open to the public.

Follow the building process on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #brickbybrick. The completed permanent mosaic will be unveiled at Legoland Discovery Center on International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19.

Tickets to Legoland Discovery Center: Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets visit

Attraction hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Last admission is two hours prior to closing.

Legoland is located at Grapevine Mills mall at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway. For information, call 877-818-1677.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367