LEGOLAND Dubai just unveiled the tallest LEGO building in the world: a 55-foot-tall Burj Khalifa. The towering LEGO building, finished with the help of five-year-old Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, paves the way for the opening of the theme park the end of October. The lofty LEGO building required 439,000 bricks.
Located in MINILAND, the LEGO Burj Khalifa smashed records. Standing at 17 meters, or a little over 55 feet tall, it nabbed the record for “world’s tallest LEGO building model.” It required more than 5,000 hours to construct, and according to LEGOLAND Dubai “weighs a ton.” Mohammed, who drew attention when he doffed his black top hat before shaking Queen Elizabeth’s hand last year, was present to add a little LEGO model of him at the doors of the building and switch on the first LED lights of the building model. Mohammed is the son of Dubai’s crown prince’s close friend.
LEGOLAND Dubai will open October 31, and guests can view the impressive Burj Khalifa model and an accompanying LED light show. The theme park plans to recreate the fountain show awing visitors at the real-life Burj Khalifa at their LEGO Burj Khalifa. Also on display at LEGOLAND Dubai will be around 5,000 other models of other local landmarks that required 60 million bricks to build. LEGOLAND Dubai will comprise part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, which according to the LEGO theme park’s press release is “the region’s largest integrated theme park destination.”
LEGO offers a Burj Khalifa kit in their Architecture line; the 2016 reintroduction is the “tallest LEGO architecture model to date.” It’s more than 15 inches tall and includes 333 pieces. According to LEGO, the model was “designed with a focus on rigidity and strength – retaining its distinctive flower form when viewed from above.” The LEGO Burj Khalifa kit costs $39.99.
Via The National
Images via LEGOLAND Dubai Facebook