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74,000 LEGO brick Empire State Building installed

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort’s talented Model Makers put the finishing touches to its brand-new LEGO® Empire State Building, ahead of the Resort’s eagerly anticipated opening on 9 March 2018.

Standing at an impressive 4.4 metres tall, the Resort’s Model Making team have spent 700 hours creating a miniature LEGO replica of New York’s most iconic skyscraper, using 71,040 LEGO bricks.  The staggering LEGO recreation is 100 times smaller than the real life building and was carefully lifted into position by LEGOLAND Model Makers using a cherry picker this morning (22nd February 2018).   

When the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort opens for 2018, little ones will be able to get a taste of the American dream as a miniature LEGO version of the USA comes to Miniland for the first time. World-famous American landmarks have been recreated from hundreds of thousands of LEGO® bricks, including the 2.7 metre tall Statue of Liberty; which completes the marvellous New York cityscape. As well as an epic journey along the famous Route 66, taking in Chicago and Arizona, eagle eyed guests will also spot tiny details along the way from Area 51 in Nevada to Cloud Gate in Chicago.

The American scene joins other world-famous landmarks from around the world set to join Miniland this year; including the majestic Taj Mahal (Agra), St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow), the Sydney Opera House (Sydney) and the Forbidden City (Beijing).

Miniland is one of the most popular attractions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, featuring 12 scenes created from over 40 million individual LEGO bricks.

March 2018

Merlin Entertainment