07:30PM, Friday 24 October 2014
Fireworks experts behind the London New Year's Eve and Commonwealth Games 2014 displays have staged 'the world's smallest firework show' at Legoland Windsor.
It was created by Titanium Fireworks Ltd; the company responsible for the Winkfield Road theme park's annual shows.
Held in Miniland on Wednesday, October 15, it featured more than 120 fireworks including tiny Ice Fountains which whizzed round the 2.7-metre tall London Eye model, and little rockets which lit up the sky over the 76,500-brick Big Ben.
"We are used to creating highly impactful displays on a massive scale, most recently at the Commonwealth Games and the Forth Bridge's 50th anniversary - but this was a very unique and interesting challenge," said Titanium Fireworks director Darryl Fleming.
"Instead of soaring 250m into the sky, we had to precisely plan these fireworks to ignite at just 3m above the ground. We needed to get the positioning just right to ensure the end result was as spectacular as any full scale display and exactly the right amount of powder and explosive was used - it was an operation of military accuracy."
Sue Kemp, Legoland's divisional director, said: "We've worked with the Titanium team for some time now and know the great things they can do, but this year we decided to really put them to the test with a challenge that was both mammoth and mini at the same time! They were delighted to take us up on it and we're thrilled we've pulled off what we believe to be the world's smallest firework show ever staged!"
The mini show launched the resort's firework season.
Visitors can enjoy its Legends of Chima Fire and Ice-themed fireworks tomorrow and Sunday, as well as Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1.
Visit www.legoland.co.uk for details.
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