The Colorful World of Legoland
As a child I never had Lego (it was pretty expensive toy where I was – I also never had Barbie). But I always love the idea of Lego and even dreamed to have a Lego room when I grow up, filled in with all kinds of fancy Lego special sets, with the castles and grand buildings and the whole Lego city (oh heck, I still do).
While that Lego room has to wait, going to Legoland is the second best thing! Fortunately there is one in Windsor, just a bit outside of London. Apart from Windsor, UK, you can also find Legoland in Denmark (where it comes from), Germany, two in USA, and one in Malaysia. The one in Malaysia just opened in 2012. Wish it were there when I lived in Malaysia and Singapore!
(Pictures taken with Canon 450D with the standard lens 18-55mm. Click on the image to enlarge.)
Like the other theme parks Legoland has big rides and everything. But one of my favorite thing is the miniature world, where there are lots of iconic buildings made entirely from Lego.
As expected the miniatures are mostly European theme in Legoland UK. I would love to go to Malaysian Legoland to check out their miniature world as I’m sure there are a lot of Asian buildings! (From a quick Wiki glance there are Malaysian Petronas tower, Thailand palace, and China’s Forbidden City.)
There are also a lot of random Lego things scattered throughout the park:
Let me close this series with:
We ended the visit at the biggest Lego souvenir store and I came home with my first tiny Lego from Car :)
While we’re talking about all things Lego, do you know that The LEGO Movie is coming out next year? I have friends working very hard on this, the teaser trailer looks great, and I can’t wait to see it!
Seems like LEGO will never grow old!