BACKGROUND INFORMATION 3
MINILAND: Everyday Life in Miniature
Traditionally, MINILAND has always been at the heart of all LEGOLAND
Günzburg being no exception, where it forms the hub of the seven theme areas.
For the MINILAND in LEGOLAND Deutschland, the model designers used more
than 25 million standard commercial LEGO bricks to replicate buildings of national
and international renown on a scale of 1:20. MINILAND is a small world in itself,
where visitors see everything through Gulliver's eyes.
As you walk round this Europe in miniature, it is rewarding to take a closer look at
the blocks of houses and their facades every now and then. Not only are the scale
models of the buildings themselves well worth seeing, there is a lot going on in
and around them as well. Everyday city life has been lovingly recreated by the
LEGO model designers. There are people working on the facades, strolling
through alleys and sitting in streetside cafés all, of course, made of LEGO
bricks. Many of the sets are animated. By pressing a button or moving a joystick,
park visitors can actively control what is happening in the LEGO world.
In the evening, MINILAND assumes a unique atmosphere as lights come on in the
streets and houses of the miniature world, and nightlife begins.
Around 25 million LEGO bricks were used to create sets representing:
Berlin, Frankfurt, the Port of Hamburg, Munich Airport, a Swabian village
landscape, Neuschwanstein castle, Venice, the Netherlands and Switzerland. New
for 2005: Munich's modern football stadium, the "Allianz Arena".
Note to the editor:
On 17 May 2002, LEGOLAND
Deutschland opened its gates in Günzburg, Bavaria. The LEGO
Company's fourth theme park worldwide welcomed 4 million visitors in its first three seasons. On 19
March 2005, the park enters its fourth season. 2005 season opening times: Daily from 19 March to 6
November, except from 4 April to 11 May and from 13 to 28 September 2005 when the park will be
closed Monday to Wednesday.
For further information about LEGOLAND Deutschland, visit us at
. Tickets can be
ordered here online. For telephone information, please call +49 (0)8221 700 700.
LEGOLAND Deutschland GmbH
Marion Moormann, Press & PR Manager
89312 Günzburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 8221-700 221