Which one is the real Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world?
Which one is the LEGO model?
The top one is made out of LEGOs, and the bottom one is the real version in Kuala Lumpur. Impressive, isn't it? The angular lines of this building make it particularly well suited to being rendered in LEGOs. This toy structure is 9 meters tall. It wouldn't come close to fitting in my kids' playroom. Interested in finding out how LEGOland put it together? Check out this great behind-the-scenes video of the installation of the LEGO Petronas Towers.
More than 30 million LEGO bricks were carefully assembled as part of a 3 year project to create these masterpieces. How my younger son would have loved to be part of this! The first step involved taking numerous photographs of the actual landmarks and their surroundings. After that, 3D design and production took place before assembling could begin. Most of the structures were built nearby in Johor Bahru. Others were constructed in the USA, Denmark, England, Germany and the Czech Republic then shipped to Malaysia before being installed on site.
|Miniland is the centerpiece of LEGOland Malaysia|
The following pictures are just a small selection of the wondrous sites you'll see when you visit. Don't just look at the buildings. Be sure to pay attention to the whimsical scenes they've created with the people, trains and airplanes. A push of the button will start a figure spinning or dancing. Warning: If there's a puddle near a button, you can be sure that a spray of water will shoot out from somewhere to surprise you or a bystander.
|Singapore cityscape of The Fullerton Hotel, Merloin statue by the bay, and The Singapore Flyer observation wheel|
|China's Forbidden City with a dragon dance in front and The Great Wall behind it|
|Vietnam's Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was |
an important Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries.
|India's famous Taj Mahal|
|Thailand's Wat Arun in Bangkok|
|I think my boy is seriously considering recreating this elaborate pirate ship at home.|
|Miniland isn't just famous landmarks. It's everyday life as well.|
Building a Day of Fun at LEGOland Malaysia
Taking a Taxi from Singapore to LEGOland Malaysia
Flashback to LEGOland California
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