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7 Geek Vacation Destinations

We find your lack of relaxation disturbing.

Culturally, Summer is over, and the autumnal equinox is just a few days away to make it official, so we figure it's a great time to start daydreaming about next year's Summer vacation. We've put together some suggestions for geeky destinations you may not have considered so you can start planning early.

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New Legoland Hotel Features Pirate Themed Rooms And Scorpions In The Bathroom

where does he get those wonderful toys

A hotel made out of LEGO bricks may not seem feasible (or comfortable for that matter) so you'll be happy to know the new hotel at LEGOLAND in California is made mostly out of real bricks. Yes, mostly. 

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Harry the Hermit Crab Lives in a LEGO Shell

While most hermit crabs prefer to cover their delicate soft tails in the discarded shells of other marine animals, Harry is a little different. A resident at the Windsor LEGOLAND resort, Harry rejected all the snail and shellfish shells that were offered to him by museum staff. Then someone must have remembered the name of their workplace and built this handsome, multicolored home for Harry out of LEGOs

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Huge Lego Albert Einstein

This huge bust of Albert Einstein, made out of LEGO, lives in Florida's Legoland, located just outside of Orlando in Winter Haven. The park, which opened this past October, features around fifty million LEGO bricks used. The bust of Einstein took around four months to build and employed a team of around six to seven builders, and measures in at twenty feet tall and ten feet wide. Check out another picture after the jump.

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LEGOLAND Employees Swap Manager’s Car With LEGO Car

The Model Shop team at LEGOLAND California played a prank on General Manager Peter Ronchetti: They replaced his Volvo XC60 with a life-sized LEGO model of an XC90. The model was built with 201,076 LEGO bricks and weighs 2,934 pounds. The LEGO model was actually built in 2004, and Model Shop supervisor Tim Petsche noticed that the model greatly resembled Ronchetti's Volvo while it was being refurbished. So, like any good employee or friend would do, someone stole Ronchetti's car keys, moved his car, returned the keys, and then the team used a forklift to plop the LEGO model down in its spot. Head on past the break for a video of the prank in motion.

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