Legoland intended to honor the late King of Pop by putting his four-inch Lego likeness on display at its Miniland U.S.A. park in Carlsbad, California. But today officials announced the plan had been abandoned due to "unresolved legal issues."
"We were looking forward to installing a small tribute to Michael Jackson in Miniland," said the park's general manager Peter Ronchetti. "However, legal matters have come to light that prevent us from displaying the model in the park."
Calls to the Legoland press office have not yet been returned, and no information about the specifics of the legal issues has been released.
The mini-MJ would have become one of several Lego celebrities inhabiting Legoland parks, including a mini-Obama, a mini-Elvis and mini-Aretha Franklin. The lego figurine was set to be stepping out of a mini-limo in front of a Miniland's Grauman's Chinese Theatre, surrounded by mini paparazzi and mini fans.
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