This Friday a four-inch Lego version of Michael Jackson will be added to LEGOLAND, specifically the section of the park known as Miniland. From the official press release:
Model Builders are creating a four-inch tall Minilander of Jackson that can be seen by Park guests as he exits a limousine in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The scene will include photographers and random paparazzi surrounding the limousine as Minilander fans try to catch a glimpse of the pop icon.
While trying to capture the most recognizable version of Jackson, the three Model Builders working on the project have actually created five different versions which are being posted to CNN.com allowing viewers to comment on which model is the most fitting. The most popular model will be installed on Friday, July 3, 2009 before the Park opens at 10 a.m.
This would have pleased MJ immensely because, as we all know, the guy loved spending time surrounded by throngs of smiling children.
Update: LEGO now says they are putting the 4-inch figurine on hold due to "legal matters." In semi-not-so-related news... Free Bubbles!