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Legoland Dubai reveals record-breaking Burj Khalifa model

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This record-breaking structure is the world’s tallest Lego building at 17-metres – which is fitting, given that it’s a miniature version of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

The model, which will be part of the soon-to-be-opened Legoland Dubai, was built with 439,000 Lego bricks which took over 5,000 hours! Five-year-old Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi added the finishing touch by placing a tiny replica of himself to the bottom of the model and turning on the mini-Buf Khalifa’s first LED light display.

“It was our pleasure to welcome Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi to help us celebrate this momentous milestone,” commented Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Dubai. “Burj Khalifa, now the tallest Lego building model in the world, is just one of the incredible attractions Miniland and Legoland Dubai have to offer for families and we look forward to welcoming everyone to discover these wonders for themselves on October 31.”

Yesterday we revealed the model of Sheikh Zayed Road that will also be displayed in miniland. 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.

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.

Legoland is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, which also includes Hollywood-inspired theme park Motiongate, Bollywood Parks and Riverland.

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