LEGOLAND Dubai, opening at the end of the month, will be home to the world’s tallest LEGO structure – a brick built recreation of the Burj Khalifa. It is part of the new theme park’s sprawling Miniland, the first in the world to be under cover.
The Miniland Burj Khalifa is 17 metres tall, making it the tallest LEGO structure in the world according to the LEGOLAND team. The Guinness World Record website lists the tallest LEGO structure a having been built in Milan, Italy in 2015 and reaching 35 metres high. The explanation is most likely that the Burj Khalifa is the tallest LEGO tower that will be permanently on display.
The building took 439,000 bricks to complete with the model making team clocking in 5,000 hours of time on the project. The National report that Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, famous for shaking the Queen’s hand at Ascot, attended a ceremonial switching on of the model’s lights.
The Taj Mahal will be another highlight of the new Miniland, which was unveiled in August.