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Construction Begins On Legoland At Ridge Hill In Yonkers

Falling Lego bricks mark the start of construction at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers - Oct. 17, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Falling Lego bricks mark the start of construction at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers – Oct. 17, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

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YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - A $12 million, 32,000-square-foot investment began Wednesday with a shower of millions of Legos.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Construction began on the Legoland Discovery Center Westchester at the Ridge Hill Mall in Yonkers. It will be one of five such centers across the country.

But it’s about more than just little plastic bricks.

“We’ve got three million bricks in there and it’s about bringing out the creativity in everyone,” General Manager Chris Mines said.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones On The Story

If legal challenges and a corruption scandal gave Ridge Hill a black eye, Mayor Mike Spano said thinks it’s healed.

“It was unfortunate, what happened legally,” he said. “[But] it’s become really the destination for the region.”

The center should be open by next spring.