Legoland Dubai is opening later this year, and it has just received its first tenant in the form of an enormous Red Dragon that weighs more than 500kg and is made of over 230,000 Lego bricks.

Not only is the Red Dragon massive, but it’s also animated and features glowing eyes, a moving head and a mouth that chomps up and down. Oh, and it breathes smoke out of its nostrils.

legolandThe dragon itself, smoke nostril tubes and all.

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The Red Dragon will stand proudly as the largest model in the Lego Kingdom area, and one of the largest models in the Dubai park. It will play guard to the King’s treasure inside his home, which is the Legoland Castle.

The Red Dragon is just one of many models that will be found in the new Dubai theme park – there will be 15,000, and they will be made from a combined total of more than 60 million LEGO bricks.

LEGOLANDA glimpse of what the dragon will look like once in the park. 

When finished, Legoland Dubai will have over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions spanning six themed areas – Lego City, Factory, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure and Miniland.

Legoland is set to open this October alongside Legoland Water Park as part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s soon-to-be largest integrated theme park comprised of three individual theme parks.

The other two parks involved in the project include Motiongate Dubai (a Hollywood-themed park) and Bollywood Parks – they will all be connected by Riverland Dubai, a retail, dining and entertainment walkway.

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