The Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland is turning one and they celebrated with the unveiling of the Celebrity Mosaic Project, which benefits the Surfrider Foundation.
Some of the hottest celebrities including Al Pacino, Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Hoppus, Peter Facinelli, Steve Carell, Thomas Gibson, Tom DeLonge and Tony Hawk have built their own ocean-themed Lego mosaics. The mosaics will be auctioned off on charitybuzz.com, and all the proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation.
"We have no idea how much these mosaics are going to go for, I think the sky's the limit," said Beth Downing with Sea Life Aquarium. "This is the first time we've ever done anything like this so it could be a little or it could be a lot, but of course we're hoping to raise as much money as we can for Surfrider."
The kids in attendance had a blast celebrating the Aquarium's first birthday, exploring the Aquarium and looking at the celebrity mosaics.
"We were here to watch the celebration, it's really cool," said Hana Craft, with the non-profit kids group Kids for Peace. "The three that stood out to me were Tony Hawk's, he did a shark on a skateboard, Steve Carell's, he did a fish, and Heidi Klum's, she did a mermaid with a trident. I thought that was cool."
The Surfrider Foundation hopes that this mosaic project and partnership with the aquarium will increase awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans and coastlines.