A giant Christmas tree built using thousands of DUPLO® bricks has been installed at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, as a new survey has revealed that almost a third of the UK are also planning on putting up their tree and decorations earlier than usual this year.
Standing at almost 33ft tall, the amazing Christmas tree built using 364,481 LEGO and DUPLO bricks, marks the start of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s transformation into a festive wonderland for families to enjoy what is expected to be one of the Resort’s most popular festive seasons in recent years.
The tree took 2,909 hours to build in a secret workshop offsite, before a team of expert Model Makers at the Resort used a crane to meticulously lift each section into position over three consecutive days at the park.
Festoons of bauble and candle decorations and a dazzling LEGO star, weighing 80kg and built from 5,251 LEGO bricks, was placed at the top of the tree ready for when the park reopens with an official Christmas tree lights switch on for LEGOLAND at Christmas starting from Saturday 27 November.
A new survey* by Censuswide released today has revealed that it isn’t just LEGOLAND model makers getting ready for Christmas, with 31 per cent of Brits agreeing they’re planning on putting up their Christmas tree earlier than usual, in November. The survey also found 42 per cent of those planning to put up their Christmas tree early want to get into the festive spirit earlier and 34 per cent want to make up for last year's Christmas which had restrictions around mixing households.
“We’re really excited for what is set to be one of LEGOLAND Windsor’s biggest Christmas celebrations yet, as our guests and their families plan to make up for lost time and enjoy some magical memory making this winter which they couldn’t do because of restrictions last year. Nothing marks the start of getting into the festive spirit more than putting up the Christmas tree and our giant tree made entirely out of thousands of LEGO and DUPLO bricks will leave families awe-inspired by its size and intricate details. We can’t wait for the lights switch on ready for when we re-open from November 27th.”Paula Laughton , Chief Model Maker at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
LEGOLAND at Christmas runs from 27 November 2021 to 3 January 2022, complete with twinkling lights, snow dusted trees and a sprinkling of LEGO magic throughout the theme park.
For more information visit www.legoland.co.uk.
*Survey carried out with 2,019 nationally representative respondents (16+) by Censuswide between 4th to 8th November 2021 on behalf of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.