Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

LEGOLAND California Resort

Airport hunters, traipsing through sewers, or clamping down on sandwich-eaters. It’s all in a day’s work for our favorite odd jobs in travel.

LEGO Professional GluerLEGOLAND California, Carlsbad, CA

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While the Master Model Builders divvy up the not-so-mini responsibilities: designing, building, and maintaining the models, the actual builders sit down and painstakingly glue the bricks based on designers’ plans. In the newest addition to LEGOLAND, Star Wars ™ Miniland, more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks were used to create more than 2,000 LEGO models including the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s spacecraft, which took nearly a month to build. Master Model Builders are periodically recruited from what the theme park calls Adult Fans of Legos (AFOL’s)—“kind of the Trekkies of the LEGO world,” says a park spokesperson.

Where to Spot Them: The Master Model Builders have become their own exhibit. At the Model Shop at the edge of Miniland, featuring a giant window on one side, you can watch the Master Model Builders busy at work. —Katrina Brown Hunt

Strangest Jobs in the Travel Industry

LEGO Professional GluerLEGOLAND California, Carlsbad, CA

While the Master Model Builders divvy up the not-so-mini responsibilities: designing, building, and maintaining the models, the actual builders sit down and painstakingly glue the bricks based on designers’ plans. In the newest addition to LEGOLAND, Star Wars ™ Miniland, more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks were used to create more than 2,000 LEGO models including the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s spacecraft, which took nearly a month to build. Master Model Builders are periodically recruited from what the theme park calls Adult Fans of Legos (AFOL’s)—“kind of the Trekkies of the LEGO world,” says a park spokesperson.

Where to Spot Them: The Master Model Builders have become their own exhibit. At the Model Shop at the edge of Miniland, featuring a giant window on one side, you can watch the Master Model Builders busy at work. —Katrina Brown Hunt

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