The mini replica of Singapore Flyer - made entirely of LEGO bricks!
Days after visiting LEGOLAND Malaysia for a preview of this yet to be opened theme park, I am excitedly showing pictures of the beautiful LEGO models I took to friends and colleagues. Many couldn't believe that the models were made entirely from simple LEGO bricks.
Patrick De Maria, Miniland Project Lead at LEGOLAND and his team of designers are responsible for these incredible artworks. It took them a year to compile information about the region from online sources, guide books and by talking to locals.
For on-site research, LEGOLAND despatched a team of designers to photograph buildings, roads and streets across Asia and to get a feel for the cities. The 3D design and production stage took over 2 years to complete.
Models built overseas were transported by air and sea for installation at LEGOLAND Malaysia. This process started 6 months ago and is expected to complete by mid-August 2012.
Built on a scale of 1:20 the first LEGOLAND in Asia will feature 17 countries and cities from around the region including Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, China, India, Singapore, Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur. It has taken the team more than 3 years to complete.
The Petronas Twin Towers was built using half a million LEGO bricks. The models are so awesome and mimic the icon as closely as possible.
Visitors taking a closer look will be amazed by LEGO figures depicted to be working, strolling through the streets, eating at kopitiams, driving and undertaking other day to day activities.
Among the best attractions in Miniland is the Singapore cluster, inspired by Singapore's most treasured landmarks, namely Singapore's Merlion, the Fullerton Hotel, and One Fullerton Pier, the Singapore Flyer, Maybank Building, Bank of China building, Riverside Point, 6 Battery Road.
I turned speechless looking at these familiar buildings. They are made from LEGO bricks!!
Riverside Point - so real!!
Beautiful replica of Clark Quay, the attention to details is simply amazing! Love the cute LEGO figures chilling out in the cafes. :P
The remarkable Wat Arun (Thailand) built with LEGO bricks!
Gosh, the Thai Royal Barge can be built with LEGO bricks! Incredible!
the Taj Mahal (India)
Miniland is just one of the 7 themed areas at LEGOLAND Malaysia that has been developed with education in mind. The whole of Miniland is also animated and guests can bring the models to life with a simple press of the buttons.
I am counting down to Opening Day which is on 15 September 2012.
Thanks to : .LEGOLAND Malaysia and Pelham Bell Pottinger Asia