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Merlin Entertainments holds groundbreaking ceremony for Legoland Discovery Center Boston

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for Legoland Discovery Center Boston in Somerville, said Merlin Entertainments, an operator of visitor attractions. One ceremonial highlight: A front-end loader dropping 50,000 Lego bricks on the site where the center will be built.

Plans call for a 44,000-square-foot indoor attraction that is geared toward children aged 3 to 10 and their families. It will feature millions of Lego bricks, some of them engineered to be duplicates of Boston landmarks, and the center “will offer a fun, highly interactive and educational two- to three-hour indoor experience,” Merlin Entertainments said.

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