Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Miniland@ LEGOLAND Malaysia, Exclusive Preview - Ruby Tuesday

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.

Singapore Merlion

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


  1. We have a lego shoppe - but you have a whole lego land!

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  2. Wow! They look real! The Merlion also built from Lego bricks?

  3. Wonder if it will be crowded when they open it to the public?

  4. wenn,
    It's truly worth a visit. The LEGO models in Miniland are already worth the ticket.

  5. foongpc,
    The Merlion is made from LEGO bricks and it can even spout water from its mouth!! Isn't it awesome!?

    I guess it would be crowded in the initial months of opening. I know many of my blogger Moms are waiting anxiously for it to open so they could bring their kids for a visit.

  6. thats amazing, truly amazing, thank you for sharing this, and thankyou for visiting me! I came right back to see you!!!

  7. I didn't realized these were all built somewhere else and transported there. The added details of the small Lego figures by the displays are fun to look at.

  8. AVCr8teur,
    Some models were built somewhere else, many were built in LEGOLAND Malaysian office. There is a training centre in LEGOLAND Malaysia where the designers will regularly maintained the LEGO models and build new ones.

  9. The Lego structures within Legoland are simply stunning and extremely lifelike.

  10. I wonder what they will have for the Philippines. I would love it if you can share pictures of what they built from my country :)