BACKGROUND INFORMATION 3
MINILAND: Everyday Life in Miniature
Traditionally, MINILAND has been at the heart of all LEGOLAND
being no exception, where it forms the hub of the seven theme areas. For LEGOLAND
Deutschland, the LEGO
Company's most recent park project, model designers used
more than 25 million commercial LEGO bricks to replicate buildings of national and
international renown on a scale of 1:20. MINILAND is a small world all by itself. Here,
visitors see through Gulliver's eyes.
As you walk round this Europe in miniature, it is rewarding to take a closer look at the
bricks 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 life in a city and elsewhere has been lovingly recreated by
LEGO model designers. There are people working on building facades, strolling through
alleys, and sitting in streetside cafés all, of course, made from LEGO bricks. Many of
the sets are animated. By pressing a button or joggling a joystick, park visitors can
actively control what is happening in the LEGO world. In the evening, MINILAND
assumes an atmosphere all its own 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, the airport of Munich, a Swabian village
landscape, Venice, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Neuschwanstein Castle.
A note for the editor:
On May 17, 2002, LEGOLAND Deutschland opened its gates in Günzburg, Bavaria. The fourth Theme Park
of the LEGO Company worldwide was visited by more than 1.3 million guests in its first season. On April
12, 2003, the Park will enter its second season with a number of new attractions.
For more information and tickets, contact us under www.legoland.de or by telephone under +49 (0)8221
LEGOLAND Deutschland GmbH
Marion Moormann, Press & PR Manager
Kristina Krupp, PR Officer
Annette Uhlmann, PR Officer
Phone: +49 (0)8221 700 221