Legoland Dubai has welcomed special guest Emirati youth Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi to officially unveil the world’s tallest Lego building structure, the Burj Khalifa.
Standing at 17 metres tall (a record-breaker for a model of a building), the Burj Khalifa 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 & 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 at the end of the month 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 October 31st.”
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.