09:20AM, Wednesday 30 May 2012
A Lego model of the Queen wearing a tiny silver crown festooned with real diamonds is being specially guarded.
The 10cm high model stands alongside equally tiny figures of Prince Philip, Prince Charles, William, Kate and Harry on the balcony of a miniature Buckingham Palace at the Legoland theme park in Winkfield Road.
The Queen's tiny crown was specially commissioned from award-winning jewellery designer Dinny Hall and boasts 48 tiny cut diamonds worth thousands of pounds.
Legoland's Sue Kemp said: "As it’s her diamond jubilee the idea of giving our LEGO Queen a real diamond crown seemed very fitting and our talented model makers worked closely with Dinny Hall to create what must be one of the most unique – and smallest – crowns in the world and one of the most valuable LEGO models.”
Dinny Hall said: "I have designed for a really wide range of people over the years but creating a piece for a minute LEGO model has definitely been unique.
"We think we’ve created something subtly beautiful, sparklingly fun and definitely fit for a Miniland Queen.”
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