SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Legoland, a Lego-themed amusement park on Jungdo Island in the lake city of Chuncheon, 85 kilometers northeast of Seoul, is being accused of breaking its vow to preserve ancient ruins discovered at the park’s construction site.
Local civic groups said Thursday that it is filing a police report against the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) for delinquency of its duties.
Legoland was able to carry on with its construction after the CHA gave the authorization to do so in exchange for building a park and museum around the prehistoric ruins for the purpose of preservation.
The ancient artifacts, however, have reportedly been kept inside a vinyl greenhouse for five to eight years years as Legoland’s developer failed to secure enough funding.
Nevertheless, the CHA said the delays in the preservation of the ruins cannot prevent Legoland from opening up next month, since it lies within the jurisdiction of the local government.
The world’s largest Legoland, a project by Britain’s Merlin Entertainment Group, is scheduled to open on May 5, the Children’s Day.
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