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Bertie, the Lego mascot, breaks through a wall (Credit: Angela Gaul)

Bertie, the Lego mascot, breaks through a wall of Legos to officially open Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Employee Priscilla Debrah of Yonkers portrayed Bertie. (March 27, 2013.)

Legoland Westchester debuts at Ridge Hill in Yonkers

The Legoland Discovery Center Westchester now is open to the public at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. Legoland will feature educational and interactive elements, along with hands-on areas and master classes. (March 27, 2013)

Bertie, the Lego mascot, breaks through a wall
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Bertie, the Lego mascot, breaks through a wall of Legos to officially open Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Employee Priscilla Debrah of Yonkers portrayed Bertie. (March 27, 2013.)

Bertie, the Lego mascot, officially opens Legoland Discovery
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Bertie, the Lego mascot, officially opens Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Employee Priscilla Debrah of Yonkers portrayed Bertie. (March 27, 2013.)

Children count down the grand opening of Legoland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children count down the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

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Contest winners who submitted a 90-second video about
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Contest winners who submitted a 90-second video about why they are the world's biggest Lego fan are the first to enter Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

A statue of Merlin the magician welcomes riders
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

A statue of Merlin the magician welcomes riders to an attraction inside the Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego version of New York City at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

County Executive Rob Astorino rides a wizard-themed attraction
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

County Executive Rob Astorino rides a wizard-themed attraction with Alex Louis, 8, of Tarrytown at Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. "That was totally awesome," Louis said. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego version of New York City at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

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Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center view a Lego version of New York City, including a Mets vs. Yankees game, at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction, including karaoke, at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

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Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction, including Lego race cars that children can race on nearby tracks at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Legoland Discovery Center includes a retail store at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Legoland Discovery Center includes a retail store at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center check out the new attraction at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Hitej Ravia, 6, of Darien, Conn., presses his
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Hitej Ravia, 6, of Darien, Conn., presses his face up against a glass door connecting the line to enter Legoland Discovery Center with the attraction's retail store at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Lego toys are reflected behind him. (March 27, 2013)

Jordan Lupatkin, 4, of Chappaqua plays on a
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Jordan Lupatkin, 4, of Chappaqua plays on a Lego bike to Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

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Legoland Discovery Center includes a retail store at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Legoland Discovery Center includes a retail store at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

From left, Ishaan Ravia, 8, and his brother
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Ishaan Ravia, 8, and his brother Hitej Ravia, 6, of Darien, Conn., press their faces up against a glass door connecting the line to enter Legoland Discovery Center with the attraction's retail store at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Lego toys are reflected behind him. (March 27, 2013)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center can eat at
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors to Legoland Discovery Center can eat at a cafe inside the attraction at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks at the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino speaks at the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013.)

Griffin Hood, 2, of Bronxville anxiously awaits the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Griffin Hood, 2, of Bronxville anxiously awaits the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

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Contest winners who submitted a 90-second video about
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Contest winners who submitted a 90-second video about why they are the world's biggest Lego fan wear hard hats to participate in the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks at the grand
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks at the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. "I want to officially welcome Legoland to our great city of Yonkers," Spano said. (March 27, 2013.)

Billy Fox, 11, and his mother Nancy Tuccillo,
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Billy Fox, 11, and his mother Nancy Tuccillo, both of North Salem, wait in line for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. "My son loves Legos so much that when he had to write a report on a historic person, he chose the man who invented Legos," Tuccillo said. Billy wrote the report for his sixth-grade social studies class at North Salem Middle School. (March 27, 2013)

General manager Chris Mines speaks to a long
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

General manager Chris Mines speaks to a long line of Lego fans waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Owen Skidds, 9, of Jackson, N.J., peers through
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Owen Skidds, 9, of Jackson, N.J., peers through a "lego mask" he made while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Owen traveled to the opening from New Jersey with his grandmother. "Legos are really something you can channel your imagination with. if you have Legos, you can do anything," Owen said. (March 27, 2013)

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Minori Furtado, 6, of Irvington plays with Legos
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Minori Furtado, 6, of Irvington plays with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers on March 27, 2013.

Children play with Legos while waiting for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Children play with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

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Owen Skidds, 9, of Jackson, N.J. plays with
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Owen Skidds, 9, of Jackson, N.J. plays with Legos while waiting for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. Skidds traveled to the opening from New Jersey with his grandmother. "Legos are really something you can channel your imagination with," Skidds said. "If you have Legos, you can do anything." (March 27, 2013)

Alexa Piccirillo, 11, of Yonkers holds a Lego
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Alexa Piccirillo, 11, of Yonkers holds a Lego creation she made while waiting in line for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. "My favorite is Ninjago," she said. "It's about ninjas who fight to save a city." Her largest project to date includes building the Lego version of the Star Wars jaw a palace with her brother. (March 27, 2013)

Visitors wait in long lines for the grand
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Visitors wait in long lines for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Rideg Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Gael Santos, 6, of Riverdale plays with Legos
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Gael Santos, 6, of Riverdale plays with Legos while waiting in line for the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers. (March 27, 2013)

Larger than life Lego figurines herald the grand
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Larger than life Lego figurines herald the grand opening of Legoland Discovery Center at Ridge Hill shopping center in Yonkers.. (March 27, 2013)

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A Lego construction worker is seen at the
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

A Lego construction worker is seen at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Mark Gibney, 8, of White Plains, looks at
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Mark Gibney, 8, of White Plains, looks at recreated scenes from New York City in Miniland at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Jack Morocho, 9, of Greenwich, Conn., steps to
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Jack Morocho, 9, of Greenwich, Conn., steps to the mic for karaoke in the Lego Friends Room at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Clara Gornstein, 5, of Ardsley, counts Legos at
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Clara Gornstein, 5, of Ardsley, counts Legos at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Nicholas Netale, of Pleasantville, and Clara Gornstein, of
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Nicholas Netale, of Pleasantville, and Clara Gornstein, of Ardsley, both 5, count Legos at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. (March 21, 2013)

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Children react after creating a Lego at the
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Children react after creating a Lego at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Legoland entertainment host Veronica Watson, 20, of Mount
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Legoland entertainment host Veronica Watson, 20, of Mount Vernon, runs the gate of the Lego Construction Site, a soft play area, at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. (March 21, 2013)

Jamyra Lagout, 10, of Greenwich, Conn., makes a
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Jamyra Lagout, 10, of Greenwich, Conn., makes a house at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

Legoland entertainment host Austin Davis, 19, of Mount
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Legoland entertainment host Austin Davis, 19, of Mount Vernon, high-fives Samantha Murabito, 9, of Larchmont over a combined Mets and Yankee stadium in Miniland at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester opening at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. (March 21, 2013)

Legoland model-builder emcee Xavier Viloria, 23, of Queens,
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Legoland model-builder emcee Xavier Viloria, 23, of Queens, leads a class in Lego Master Builder Academy at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. (March 21, 2013)

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Children follow an instructor in the Lego Master
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Children follow an instructor in the Lego Master Builder Academy at the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. (March 21, 2013)

Employees welcome children to the Legoland Discovery Center
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Employees welcome children to the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester debut at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. More than 3 million Lego bricks and various attractions make up the 32,300-square-foot venue. (March 21, 2013)

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