Building Birmingham landmarks for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Mini replicas of iconic Birmingham landmarks are under construction, ready to be part of the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre set to open in the UK city.

Five of the buildings that will be part of the regional themed Miniland at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham are currently under construction. Merlin’s LEGO Model Builders are putting together the Library of Birmingham, the Cube, New Street Train Station, the BT Tower and Spaghetti Junction. The designers are using photographs and CAD drawings to base the miniature recreations on.

The LEGO recreation of BT Tower will be the tallest building in Miniland at 1.73 metres, using 4,700 pieces. A clever solution to replicating the library’s many exterior circles required the use of LEGO car tyres.

Amy Langham, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre said: “The 45 landmarks that will make up our Miniland have been selected as the best representation of our region,” says Amy Langham, General Managers of the new attraction. “Enormous care has gone in to this behind the scenes to ensure that the end result will resonate and connect with all of our visitors. The models under construction are incredible and so clever. When they are all in situ at the Centre it really will be a Birmingham MINILAND spectacle.”

A further 40 buildings will be recreated in bricks to complete the Miniland section of the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. 2,500 minifigures will bring the tiny world to life. In total, it will take at least 6,800 hours to complete the LEGO version of Birmingham, with lighting effects, moving parts and fun details.

The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham will open this summer.


Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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