To most, Lego was a few odd bricks on the bedroom floor, occasionally responsible for jamming hoovers. Pulling up to Legoland Dubai, it had clearly become something else. The same red logo inviting us in.
We got in line, half expecting to take our tickets from yellow bricked hands, and walked into what seemed like a small village; shops, moving clocks, suggesting all things fun. Workers are seen tapping away in the factory, in the very place that these wonderful sculptures of Lego were made.[metaslider id=5709]
Next was the microscope of landmarks. A globe filled with Dubai skyscrapers; the Lego Burj Khalifa stood tall and proud, much like the original. We crouched down for a photo (photographer almost lying on the ground) to get the tower’s entirety into the frame; we laughed, as we had done several days before, trying to get that perfect shot with the Burj Khalifa itself. Moving onto other iconic architecture, the Burj al Arab’s curves were imitated wonderfully by each and every white plastic brick; the precision of such was mind-boggling.
Time for the rides! Hold on tight for the Dragon-coaster as he slowly passes a few friends on his way up before soaring down, overlooking everything lego beneath you. The Submarine Adventure is a beautiful under-water ride, with real fish to see. Just have a curtesy ready for the Ocean King at the bottom!
It was a yellow wave goodbye as we made our way to Motiongate Dubai, the Hollywood inspired theme-park. A place where every childhood movie is brought to life, including an interactive Shrek journey, Ghostbusters virtual shoot-off and a playhouse designated to The Smurfs. The 4D cinema will have you jumping out of your seats, literally.
To tie up a fabulous day of unapologetic fun, grab yourself a bite to eat in Bollywood, and on your way out, don’t be disappointed that the world isn’t made of lego. Well, not yet…