As the UK news relentlessly focuses on the EU referendum, a respite is on the way this weekend as the Queen's 90th Birthday is celebrated. The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort have started Miniland celebrations early, with a street party taking place in the minaturised brick world. Read on for the full press release.
Press release from the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort:
Ahead of this Sunday’s official ‘Patron’s Lunch’ on The Mall to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort today threw Her Majesty their own miniature street party in the iconic Miniland. The scene took the Resort’s model making team 650 hours to build, using around 30,000 bricks, including 520 to make The Miniland Royal Family alone.
The party was held in Miniland’s very own Mall in front of a magnificent 35,000 brick recreation of Buckingham Palace. Like the full size party, the mini version, features rows and rows of picnic tables laden with hampers and champers, complete with Union Jack flags flying and bunting decorations. More than 600 LEGO Minilander guests were in attendance, representing the charities patronised by The Queen who will be at the Parton’s Lunch on Sunday.
And, of course, guests of honour The Miniland Royal Family were at the heart of the action. With a 10cm high, 40 LEGO brick version of Her Majesty surveying the party scene with Prince Philip in a 1,350 brick replica of their open topped viewing vehicle.
At the Royal picnic table were Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as well as Prince Harry plus Princesses Anne, Beatrice and Eugene – and of course the Royal canine companions, The Queen’s Corgis and Ludo. Plus, to add some extra sparkle Her Majesty wore a tiny crown created by famous jewellery designer, Dinny Hall to mark her diamond Jubilee, encrusted with 48 REAL tiny diamonds and the Royal ladies wore miniature hats specially made to Miniland scale by Milliner to Her Majesty Rachel Trevor Morgan.
The party scene is finished off with LEGO models of carnival performers who will entertain the guests, including jugglers, stilt walkers and acrobats. The scene will be on display at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s Miniland until November.
To buy tickets or find out more about the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, visit www.LEGOLAND.co.uk.