The month-long Christmas celebration at Legoland Malaysia has started with the lighting up of its Lego Christmas tree last night.
Those who are yet to step foot at Legoland Malaysia now has another (pixelated) reason to visit the theme park. Following the tradition of Legolands around the world, a 9 meter-high Lego Christmas tree has been erected.
The tree is made up of more than 400,000 lego bricks and is decorated by 260 Lego ornaments. Weighing more than 6,000 kilograms and took almost 10 weeks to be completed, the impressive tree is completed with special Lego LED candles to brave Malaysian erratic weather of rain, wind and extreme heat.
Last night marked the Lego Christmas tree’s first lighting up ceremony, accompanied by Santa, box of gifts and Ollie the Legoland mascot. From now up to early January 2013, visitors will be treated to a fully lit-up Christmas tree every 7pm onwards.
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The making of Asia’s tallest Lego Christmas tree started off in Czech Republic, home to the world’s largest Lego Model Shop. It was first designed using an advanced computer software, to then be built in separated parts. Shipping to Malaysia followed after the completion of its 40-parts tree. Team Legoland Malaysia then assembled the tree and put up the ornaments to thicken the Christmas spirit in the air.
The world’s tallest Lego Christmas tree was set up last year at St Pancras International Station, London. It is 12.2 metres high, used 600,000 Lego bricks and has 172 branches.
Christmas at Legoland
Throughout December, visit Legoland Malaysia and let the kids meet and greet with Legoland’s signature characters, immerse in a storytelling session and get busy at Christmas ornament building activities.
Tickle your little ones’ creativity sense in free building sessions at Lego Academy from 11am to 5pm daily. Or else, purchase a special edition Lego bricks at the Brick Shop to then enable them to learn some building techniques with the experienced model builders.