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Legoland staff plays joke on boss by replacing his car with Lego Volvo

June 22, 2011 |  3:14 pm

Legoland may be full of fun and games for visitors, but apparently employees occasionally goof around too.

Legoland California employees pulled a prank on general manager Peter Rochetti this week by switching his Volvo XC60 with a life-size model that mechanics had been restoring.

Made up of 201,076 Legos and weighing 2,934 pounds, the model — a replica of a Volvo XC90 — is almost a perfect match to Rochetti's car.

The hardest part of the prank, Legoland California spokeswoman Beth Chee said, was getting the keys to Ronchetti's car and distracting him while the vehicles were swapped -- Ronchetti's office window looks out over the Carlsbad parking lot.

"He thought it was very funny," Chee said. "We all got a good laugh out of it."

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-- Kate Mather

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