AF-P Relaxnews - 2012-05-16
This weekend, a tower in Seoul took the world record for the tallest Lego structure, but it's not the only spectacle on offer for globetrotting fans of the famous colored bricks.Here, a look at some of the best places to be for Lego fans young and old.
Seoul, South Korea
The new record holder of world's tallest Lego tower measures a whopping 31.9 meters and is built using some 500,000 bricks.
Lego Millyard Project
Manchester, NH, USA
The world's largest permanent Lego installation contains around three million bricks and 8,000 Lego figures, a huge scene designed at 'minifigure' scale (55:1, the ration of a human to a Lego person). It's part of the SEE Science Center and reflects Manchester's Amoskeag Millyard as it may have looked around 1900.
Cowley St. Laurence Children’s Centre
Hillingdon, London, UK
The facade of this children's center was built entirely of Lego bricks, which took designers and local students some three months to construct out of 1.2 million Lego bricks. It's sprayed with a coating which acts a protection from fungus, fire and ultra-violet light.
The 1.7 ton Lego sculpture of Sitting Bull is one of the most impressive constructions at Legoland Billund, the first park in the franchise. Fantastically detailed and almost monochrome, it sits 13m high and uses 1.2 million bricks.
Queen Mary 2
This replica of the Queen Mary 2 ship weighs nearly a ton and measures 6.9 meters long. It's on display at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg.
Bellaire, OH, USA
The castle on display at the Toy and Plastic Brick Museum (an unofficial Lego Museum) is formed out of 1.2 million bricks and 2,100 tiny figures. It boasts the longest Lego Castle Wall, from some 2 million yellow Lego bricks.