Earlier this month, the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven—about 50 miles southwest of Orlando - reopened its rainbow-brick gates, becoming the first major theme park in the state to welcome guests following government closures. The park is currently operating at 50-percent capacity with adjusted hours, but kids (and their doting parents) can still ride the “pink knuckle” roller coasters and splash their way through the Legoland Water Park - as well as check into the brand-new Pirate Island Hotel, which boasts daily in-room treasure hunts. Not able to get your brick on in Florida just yet? Start planning your next adventure with Lego’s latest travel-inspired sets.
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Travelers will take in the historic sights at the nation's capital this year in anticipation of November’s presidential election. But before you start planning your own personal walking tour down Pennsylvania Avenue, build a miniature White House from the comfort of your home with this Lego Architecture set. Carefully craft the neoclassical columns of the Executive Residence and plant each flower in the Rose Garden. Which Lego figure lives in your White House is up to you.
Old Trafford, Manchester, U.K.
Desperate to cheer on your beloved Manchester United Football Club at Old Trafford stadium? Until fans are welcome back, build this 3,898-piece version of the hallowed “Theatre of Dreams,” complete with the players’ tunnel and statues of manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the United Trinity (George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton).
Start plotting your trip to Tokyo for next summer’s Olympic Games now. This Lego Architecture Skyline Collection set offers scale models of some of the most famous buildings in Japan’s capital, from Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, to the iconic Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower. This set's permanent cherry blossoms should hold you over until you can see the real ones up close.
Bring a piece of the Happiest Place on Earth home with this replica of Disneyland’s train and station. After you build the locomotive and intricately detailed depot (complete with café and ticket counter), power up the train with your smartphone or tablet and let Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and Goofy—all impeccably dressed for the occasion—go for a ride.
International Space Station
Has the recent SpaceX launch made you want to journey a little farther afield? Until civilian space travel becomes a reality, you can build your own International Space Station. This 864-piece replica has eight solar panels, a NASA space shuttle, two cargo spacecraft and two astronaut figures. Oh, and a display stand—you’re going to want to show this off.