Legoland jobs are available at the Lake Wales, Florida, theme park, and they are looking to hire someone to build their Lego toy models. This would indeed qualify as a dream job, and for local Floridians, this could be a dream come true. Of course, a relocation is an option for those willing to do so, as this position could be quite in demand at the theme park.
One builder by the name of Max Petrosky indeed considers his job quite the dream when he was hired, according to Palm Beach Coast. Such a job with Legoland doesn’t even require a college degree — just a high school diploma. Experience with building Lego toys is desirable, though.
“This is definitely very much a dream job. When you’re a kid, you play with Legos, you know? To actually make a living, actually working with Lego, it’s just really incredible.”
The Legoland’s building location’s name is Merlin Magic Making, a globally-renowned company with 13 teams. The company is also responsible for the wax figures seen on display at Madame Tussauds’ attractions. According to their website, their Lego displays use a wide variety of pieces to complete their projects.
Legoland model shop supervisor Ryan Wood explained the workshop facility, according to UPI (via Fox 13 Tampa Bay).
“It’s a brand new production facility to make Lego models for Merlin attractions all around the world. The kind of models we make here are typically for mini-land attractions within the Legoland and Legoland Discovery Center parks.”
Chances are this will be one of the few positions that employees would gladly come into the Legoland factory hub to do some overtime on the weekends. In fact, employee Lindsay Wayne, a lifetime Lego enthusiast, found it to be a dream job as well. She lives in Tampa and time just whizzes by for her at the theme park Lego building facility, according to ABC Action News.
“Time goes by really fast because you’re doing something you love. It’s great. I love coming to work everyday.”
A bonus towards the theme park position, and then some, would be to become a Lego Certified Professional. They aren’t considered employees but are sanctioned by the Lego group as trusted business partners, according to Lego.com.
Legoland theme park builders can get an idea of how the building process works via already established expert builders/designers. The Brick Man, or Ryan McNaught, has reached a level of achievement regarding his wares and even goes off on his own to get paid for his commissions. Beyond just the building of the bricks themselves, he designs them via the Lego Mindstorms technology and specializes in interactive models with Lego fan participation.
There also exists Lego Master Builders, and one such builder, Paul Chrzan, is one of but only 40 of these experts in the building field. Of that amount, only one of the seven exists in the United States, according to Yahoo Movies. He worked on the set of The Lego Movie and talked about the qualifications for those who want to take it up a notch when partaking in these creative Lego building works.
To say he would qualify for the Legoland position would be quite the understatement, but with such a popular toy, it takes all types. Chrzan recognizes how they have gone from obscurity to that of fame in the Lego cinematic universe.
It would make sense that there are no college courses to specialize in such an achievement, and this Lego Master Builder recommends that “people just build, build, build.”
“Just keep playing with the bricks. Don’t build the house and the spaceship. Build your family pet. Build a family portrait. Go beyond what people usually do with the bricks. Because that’s what we do.”
Fox 13 News explained that the Legoland theme park hiring process requires multiple interviews, and prospective employees must demonstrate their ability to build a model on their own to see an applied ability and to recognize if they’ve got what it takes to be a Legoland builder.
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