One year ago today Disney’s newest Disney Vacation Club resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, opened! This DVC resort at Walt Disney World celebrates the grandeur and enchantment that have drawn generations of artists and storytellers to the European Riviera.
To help mark the resort’s first anniversary, Disney Vacation Club commissioned The LEGO Group to create a spectacular model of Disney’s Riviera Resort, created in consultation with Disney Imagineers who helped bring the resort to life.
LEGO Master Model Builders spent more than 300 hours designing and assembling the intricately detailed model, which weighs in at 100 pounds and contains more than 45,000 LEGO elements. The model includes many of the resort’s most distinctive features, including miniature recreations of the Disney Skyliner transportation system, the resort’s feature pool and waterslide, and its signature “RR” monogram.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were among the first to admire the model’s faithful details (even seeing themselves depicted outside the Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera rooftop restaurant) when the 84-inch-by-66-inch sculpture made a brief appearance at Disney’s Riviera Resort.
Check out the video below to see the sculpture take shape, and look for the model to arrive early next year to the Disney Vacation Club kiosk at Disney Springs Marketplace, where plans call for this one-of-a-kind work of art to remain on display through the remainder of 2021 – a year that marks 30 magical years of Disney Vacation Club.
Credit: Disney Parks Blog