Elizabeth Banks, star of The LEGO Movie, helped Santa Claus light the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND in California on Thursday. The resort, located in Carlsbad, California, hosted its 11th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which draws a wealth of visitors each Christmas season. Banks plays the role of Wyldstyle in the upcoming film, which is scheduled to open in theaters on February 7th.
In addition to The LEGO Movie, Elizabeth Banks currently stars in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The pretty blonde actress and mom of two plays the role of Effie Trinket in this box office blockbuster.
11,000 lights illuminate the enormous LEGO tree Banks helped light. At 30-feet tall, both Banks and Santa worked in unison to pull the giant switch to light it up.
Elizabeth Banks and that brightly lit tree had Twitter enthusiasts talking–both before and after the exciting tree lighting ceremony.
Actress Elizabeth Banks lit 11,000 lights on 30-foot Xmas tree made of 245,000 green DUPLO bricks with 400 LEGO ornaments at LEGOLAND tonite
— Richard Irwin (@TRAVELBUDDYLA) December 6, 2013
— Rhonda Mancini (@RhondaLaShawn) December 5, 2013
— Willette _Nitz (@Willette_Nitz) December 6, 2013
It will be interesting to learn what type of character Wyldstyle is when The LEGO Movie hits theaters this coming February. Certainly a far cry from the part Elizabeth Banks plays in Catching Fire–she definitely runs the gamut when it comes to her film roles. She no doubt has a huge following, as seen by the crowd at LEGOLAND in California this week. After all, not everyone was there to see a giant LEGO Christmas tree–some had to have come for the beautiful girl.
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