Lego model of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: a marvel in miniature

With more than 6,300 hours devoted by 30,000 people to building it with 536,292 bricks, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque built in Dubai was the real thing, rather than just a Lego model.

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DUBAI // With more than 6,300 hours devoted by 30,000 people to building it with 536,292 bricks, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque built in Dubai was the real thing, rather than just a Lego model.

But such is the attention to detail gone into building the 1.3 tonne model, materials were even sourced from countries around the world, including Greece, Italy, Germany, China, India and Morocco.

The model was unveiled at Legoland Dubai on Tuesday in the presence of Yousif Al Obaidli, the director general of the real mosque, ahead of the Eid holidays next week.

“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 Mr Al Obaidli.

Siegfried Boerst, the general manager of Legoland Dubai, said “The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only one of the Emirates’ most important sites, but also a reflection of the UAE’s cultural values and natural heritage.” More info

By Staff  www.thenational.ae

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