With more than half a million bricks, 6,300 hours of work, and 30,000 makers, it’s a world away from the LEGO creations of our childhood.
This enormous replica of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which has been revealed just ahead of the Eid Al Adha break, weighs in at over a tonne (1,323kg) – and is now one of the things we’re most looking forward to seeing at Dubai Parks And Resorts.
The model was given its grand unveiling at LEGOLAND Dubai this week, ahead of the theme park’s official opening on October 31.
The regal creation, crafted together from 536,292 bricks sourced from around the world, almost dwarfed attendees on the day.
The model will be a key structure in LEGOLAND’s mini-city when it opens next month (where there’ll also be a Burj Khalifa replica), and there’ll also be more than 60 rides, waterslides and building experiences for visitors.
All together, the park will house over 15,000 model structures made from more than 60 million bricks.
“Having a Lego model of the mosque in Legoland Dubai will play a vital role in introducing the mosque as a cultural and tourist destination among the visitors as well as residents,” said Yousif Al Obaidli, director general of the real-life mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Theme park ticket prices also announced
With the countdown on to Dubai Parks And Resorts’ big opening, the cost of passes to the mega-park’s four main attractions have been revealed.
When the gates are thrown open in less than two months time, visitors will have access to four theme parks – LEGOLAND, LEGO Water Park, the Hollywood-themed Motiongate Dubai, and Bollywood Parks Dubai.
There’ll be over 100 rides and attractions, including, but not limited to, live shows, 3D motion simulators, roller coasters, drop towers, a water park and family zones, all spread over 25 million square feet of land.
So what will it cost to get into the Jebel Ali-based wonderland? Here are the prices for passes to individual parks:
Motiongate Dubai: One-day pass – Dhs280 for children and seniors, Dhs330 for adults. Annual pass – Dhs865
Bollywood Parks: One-day pass – Dhs245 for children and seniors, Dhs285 for adults. Annual pass – Dhs755.
Legoland Dubai: One-day pass – Dhs250 for children and seniors, Dhs295 for adults. Annual pass – Dhs765 for annual pass.
Legoland Waterpark: One-day pass – Dhs205 for children and seniors, Dhs240 for adults. Annual passes are not available.
Legoland Dubai & Legoland Waterpark: One-day pass – Dhs350 for children and seniors, Dhs 395 for adults. Annual pass – Dhs995.
With some areas of Motiongate still being built, however, you’ll score a cheaper ticket for two months after the official opening, clocking in at Dhs210 for kids and seniors, and Dhs240 for adults.
If you want an annual pass to all parks, that’ll set you back Dhs2,495.
There are also passes available to all parks for limited days:
One day: Dhs430 for children and seniors, Dhs480 for adults.
Two day: Dhs650 for children and seniors, Dhs730 for adults.
Three day: Dhs765 for children and seniors, Dhs870 for adults.
Four day: Dhs790 for children and seniors, Dhs890 for adults.
Want to skip the queues? For Dhs1,500 per park per day, you’ll get VIP access which comes with your own personal tour guide.
See you there…