Tim Sams, a senior model builder at LEGOLAND, will be the first to tell you
that he’s found his dream job. And while Tim has a background in graphic
design and music, he’s pretty sure he landed The Gig, because he’s been
playing with LEGO bricks nonstop for 28 years.
What is the best thing about your job? I
get to be creative and work with LEGO
bricks every day.
What’s new at LEGOLAND? Our Ninjago
World and the 4D Ninjago The Ride.
Guests train to be ninjas, testing their
balance, agility and speed inside the
temple, and then try out their skills on
the ride using hand gestures to battle evil
characters by throwing fire, ice, lightning
and shock waves. We built 22 new LEGO
models for the temple, and it’s a great 4D
immersive experience with heat, wind,
smoke and surround sound.
What is your favorite place at LEGOLAND? San Francisco in Miniland USA.
I put together the Golden Gate Bridge,
which is 10 feet long and 20 feet high. I
am really proud of that.
Any insider tips for navigating the park?
Just walk into the park, hang a left and
follow the adventure. It’s a giant loop
that progresses from younger to older
kid experiences and ends up in the
What do most people not know about
LEGOLAND? There are more than
30,000 LEGO models throughout the
park, so as you can imagine, there’s a lot
of maintenance and care going on. We
arrive at 6:00 a.m. to check the park’s
models before it opens at 10:00 a.m.
Any special activities or rides that people
overlook? Keep an eye out
above and below you for hidden
models throughout the park. It’s like
a scavenger hunt.
How many LEGO bricks are at the park?
More than 60 million and growing
Any exciting future plans at LEGOLAND?
There’s going to be a new 250-room
LEGOLAND Hotel on the property—a
giant castle—that will open in 2018.
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