Paris comes to Windsor thanks to Legoland

Paris comes to Windsor thanks to Legoland

Francis Batt

Paris comes to Windsor thanks to Legoland

Talented model makers at the Legoland theme park have recreated Paris - complete with its own Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and even the Moulin Rouge.

Five model makers and three animators have spent 2,541 hours rebuilding the Windsor theme park's original version of the French capital, installed when it opened its doors 18 years ago.

The new Paris includes a whopping four-metre-high Eiffel Tower, as well as a detailed Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and Moulin Rouge, all comprising 650,000 bricks.

The buildings weigh more than 62 stone and were manoeuvred into place last week.

The 150kg Eiffel Tower was the final piece to be completed as the top was placed into position with military precision by model makers on Thursday.

The Miniland area where the new Paris has been installed is one of the Winkfield Road resort's most popular attractions, recreating international landmarks using more than 40 million Lego bricks.

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