Legoland looking to hire 20 builders for new Florida facility

By Daniel Uria  |  Jan. 27, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Lego is searching for experienced builders to build models for a new Legoland facility in Florida.

The facility known as Merlin Magic Making Hub has 50 builders on staff and is seeking about 20 more to assist in building models for the various Legoland theme parks.

"It's a brand new production facility to make Lego models for Merlin attractions all around the world," model shop supervisor Ryan Wood told Fox 13 Tampa Bay. "The kind of models we make here are typically for mini-land attractions within the Legoland and Legoland Discovery Center parks."

According to Quartz the only qualifications are a high school diploma and "pre-placement physical"; however, the hiring process is competitive and requires multiple interviews and exhibitions of building skills.

The official job description outlines a few other requirements.

"Requires previous experience in Lego model building, (architectural and/or sculptural), basic computer knowledge, a good knowledge of Lego parts, good communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, ability to work in a team and a positive attitude. Strong focus, concentration, good craftsmanship, patience and a sense of humor are a must. Artistic education, background or experience helpful but not required."

Wood also explained that most builders on staff began building Legos as a kid, making the job at the newly opened factory a dream come true.

"This is definitely very much a dream job," model builder Max Petrosky said. "When you're a kid you play with Lego, you know? To actually make a living, actually working with Lego, it's just really incredible."

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