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Massive model of Sheikh Zayed Road at Legoland Dubai

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Remember the Lego models that you used to make as a kid? They were probably a bit rubbish, but, if you’re anything like us, you could spend hours creating the perfect wall for your fort… Nothing like the amount of hours it took the Lego crew to build a model of Sheikh Zayed Road for Legoland Dubai though!

The team spend a whopping 1,599 hours constructing The Dubai Mall alone, which was built with 408,702 bricks and weighs over 936 kilograms. Other monster models along the road include Fairmont Dubai, which took 1,433 hours and 144,544 bricks to construct. There’s also The Radisson Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre and The Gate at DIFC.

The two metro stations were built with 190,920 Lego bricks over 1,517 hours, and weigh in at 425 kilograms!

When Legoland Dubai opens, this will be one of the main attractions at ‘miniland’ – an air-conditioned space featuring hundreds of models of iconic sights.  The park as a whole will have 15,000 lego structions made from a whopping 60 million Lego bricks, as well as 40 rides, shows, attractions and Lego building experiences.

One of the other models at miniland to be unveiled recently is the Taj Mahal. It was built with 280,741 bricks over 2,019 hours.

The first ride to be revealed was The Dragon, which will weave through an interactive Lego animation, going through Legoland castle before twisting and twirling into an outdoor track. At 16 metres high, it’ll be a thrilling ride for park visitors.

This is the central feature of the park’s Lego Kingdom. “It’s also the Park’s biggest ride at 16 metres high and reaching speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Dubai. “We are very excited that the first roller coaster has finally reached Dubai Parks and Resorts. More than 50 percent of the ride engineering and manufacturing across all of the theme parks has been completed and ride components such as Legoland’s Dragon ride have started arriving on site for installation. So this is now obviously a very exciting stage in the destination’s journey to completion.”

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