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LEGOLAND® Dubai unveils world’s tallest LEGO® building model as Burj Khalifa rises in MINILAND
- Monday October 17th 2016
The family theme park teamed up with five year-old Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi to add the finishing touches to the model ahead of the 31 October 2016 opening
LEGOLAND® Dubai welcomed special guest, beloved Emirati youth Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi to officially unveil the world’s tallest LEGO® building structure: Burj Khalifa in MINILAND.
Standing at 17 metres tall (a record-breaker for a model of a building), the Burj Khalifa LEGO replica towered over five year-old Mohammed, who added the finishing touches to the iconic masterpiece by adding a tiny replica of himself to the model and turning on the first of the structure’s LED lights.
When LEGOLAND Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, opens to the public, the Burj Khalifa in MINILAND will include a creative LED light show, as well as a recreation of the real building’s world famous fountain show.
Located within the heart of LEGOLAND Dubai the Burj Khalifa model was designed and built in over 5,000 hours using 439,000 LEGO bricks, and weighs a ton. Visitors will be able to view the impressive structure, alongside a host of other local and regional landmarks when LEGOLAND Dubai opens on 31 October 2016.
“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 31 October.”
LEGOLAND Dubai is designed for families with children aged 2-12 and will feature over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 LEGO model structures made from over 60 million LEGO bricks. LEGOLAND Dubai will feature six themed lands - LEGO CITY, ADVENTURE, KINGDOMS, IMAGINATION, FACTORY and MINILAND - each unique in their design, entertainment and playful learning experience.
LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family hotel part of the Marriot Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.