Visitors to the LEGOLAND theme park in Windsor this Christmas may be able to spot a rather familiar family enjoying an early Christmas dinner this month. Gathered outside the scaled replica of Buckingham Palace, the LEGO incarnation of the Royal Family can be found sat at a table heavily laden with Christmas crackers and other items of festive fare all made with LEGO bricks and sporting some equally festive knitted hats and jumpers, too.
Partaking in the plentiful plastic plates and platters are representations of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry of Wales, and Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Also present are two dogs, presumably Lupo and one of The Queen’s famous corgis, wearing bobbled hats.
There’s even a little red postbox for the infant Prince and Princess to post letters to Father Christmas.
The display forms part of the park’s Christmas makeover, dubbed Christmas Bricktacular, created especially for the upcoming celebrations, all contained within the Miniland section. Miniland is essentially a recreated London area scaled at 20x less than authentic sizes, utilising around 47 million bricks. It includes, among other things, a recreated Buckingham Palace and Mall, a shopping strip, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. Convent Garden, for example, is now accommodating a very finely detailed Christmas market for the duration of the event. All the pieces have all been decked out with miniature Christmas lights that have been “switched on” by a mini Craig David.
As the sun goes down and the tiny town is shrouded in darkness, the lights all activate to reveal elves, reindeer, carol singers and a Santa’s sleigh skirting across the face of Elizabeth Tower. All in all, it took the park’s team of Model Makers 306 hours to create. The display opened on 3rd of December and will remain open within the resort until the 24th of December.