Even a Lego replica of the world's tallest building is breaking records
The world’s favourite mini-bricks have been used to recreate the world’s tallest building…
A few of the models at Legoland’s soon-to-be-opened Miniland section – where you’ll see replicas of some of the UAE’s most famous structures – have already been revealed.
However, the latest addition to Miniland’s fleet makes the other models pale in comparison…
It’s the Burj Khalifa.
If you thought the other models were impressive, you were wrong. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque? Pfft. A mere dwarf in comparison.
The Lego Burj Khalifa is 17 metres tall (and you’ll be able to see it when Legoland opens on October 31),making it the tallest Lego building structure according to the company.
We know you understand how large a metre is, but to put it into perspective, that’s the height of three male adult giraffes, stacked on top of each other.
The model took over 5,000 hours to build using 439,000 Lego bricks, and weighs around a tonne.
The finishing touch to the Burj Khalifa was added by Emirati youth Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan’s best friend – who finished the sculpture by adding a mini replica of himself to the model and being the first to turn on the structure’s LED lights.
Yep, it lights up like the real deal too. There’s also a mini replica of the Dubai Fountain’s dancing water show as well.
WHAT OTHER AWESOME STRUCTURES ARE IN DUBAI’S LEGO MINILAND?
SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD
No, not just the driving bit, we’re talking the hotels, Dubai Mall and metro stations included, made out of millions of little bricks.
Check it out:
The Dubai Mall alone took a massive 1,599 hours and 408,702 bricks to construct, weighing in at 936 kilograms.
Alongside Dubai Mall you’ll find the Fairmont Dubai which took 1,433 hours and 144,544 bricks to recreate, as well as The Radisson, The Gate at DIFC and Dubai World Trade Centre.
Even the two metro stations in the model took 190,920 Lego bricks and 1,517 hours to create.
For reference, the largest model to have been unveiled so far, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, consists of 500,000 bricks.
It’s tiny compared to the Sheikh Zayed Road monster of a model.
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SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque took over half a million bricks to build and weighs close to one and a half tonnes.
Oh, and it took 6,300 hours to build. That’s 262 and a half days.
We can only imagine how long the Sheikh Zayed Road model took to complete.
THE TAJ MAHAL
The Taj Mahal, which was unveiled for Indian Independence Day, took over 2,000 hours to build and is similarly massive in stature.
SOUNDS NEAT, I WANT TICKETS
The ticket prices for Legoland Dubai (including Miniland) and the Legoland Waterpark are as follows:
Legoland Dubai: One day pass is Dhs250 for children and seniors, Dhs295 for adults, Dhs765 for annual pass.
Legoland Waterpark: One day pass is Dhs205 for children and seniors, Dhs240 for adults, no annual pass option.
Legoland Dubai & Legoland Waterpark: One day pass is Dhs350 for children and seniors, Dhs 395 for adults, Dhs995 for annual pass.
Tickets can be purchased from Legoland Dubai’s website.
WHEN DOES IT OPEN?
Legoland Dubai will open on October 31 along with Riverland.
Bollywood Parks, Legoland Waterpark and the Lapita Hotel will open on Tuesday November 15.
Motiongate Dubai won’t open until Friday December 16.