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Unveiling Of Lego Model Of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque built in Legoland Dubai is almost as good as the real thing

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Lego sized Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts

Legoland Dubai is showing off it's the newest attraction a miniature version of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque built entirely with lego pieces.

The miniature model of the mosque is built to scale and materials used to complete the model were sourced from all over the world including China, Germany, Greece, India, Italy and Morocco.


Facts:

Bricks used to complete: 536,292 bricks

Hours spent building: 6,300 hours

Weight: 1,323kg (1.3 tonne)

The amount of people who helped construct the model: 30,000 people


 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts

Siegfried Boerst, the general manager of Legoland Dubai, announced during the unveiling, “The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only one of the Emirates’ most important sites, but also a reflection of the UAE’s cultural values and natural heritage.”

Legoland Dubai officially opens on October 31st, 2016, officials have decided to show off one of its exclusive lego models two months early.

Lego Land Dubai is set to become the 7th Legoland to open in the world and will feature a theme park as well as a recreation ground called the Miniland featuring miniature models of iconic structures. The Miniland will also include a miniature version of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, it is estimated to be 25-metre tall in it's Lego form.

Just one problem left, you need to find enough Muslim lego characters to fill the mosque.