The to-scale Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque made of LEGO has been unveiled by LEGOLAND Dubai, just two months before the park opens.
Made using more than HALF A MILLION bricks and weighing more than a TONNE (1,323kg) it is one of the signature elements of the mini-city that will be at the heartbeat of the park.
The construction took over 6,300 hours to complete.
LEGOLAND Dubai will be the world’s seventh when it opens on October 31, following a similar path to the previous six, essentially creating a space that allows children to earn a driving license, swim with sharks, fight fires and generally enjoy a park dedicated solely to them.
They are not the big sell, but there are rides, most of which are interactive and indoors, although we’re taken aback by the sheer size of the signature outdoor coaster, The Dragon.
At the centre of it, is the fully air-conditioned MINILAND, a vast 25-metre tall, fully air-conditioned dome that will house a Burj Khalifa replica that could, if its tip tickles the roof, break a world record. There’s also an operational Sheikh Zayed Road and a number of never-before-created structures.
LEGOLAND Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and will open alongside motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks, Riverland and a LEGOLAND waterpark (there's also a Polynesian Hotel called Lapita). Annual passes will cost Dhs765 or Dhs995 with waterpark access.
Highlights include a LEGO Factory, Submarine Adventure ride and wave pool.