First thing this morning we revisited our favourite rides from yesterday and got to enjoy them with no queueing. Then we tried out some new ones, watched a “4D” Lego movie, had ice cream – and actually spent some time looking at Miniland, the Lego miniatures at Legoland. To my surprise the kids were not really interested in this, so I spent some time there on my own.
The miniature models varied quite a lot in their level of detail and sophistication. At one end of the scale were some of the architectural details. Looking up close it was obvious that these models had been built by someone who knew all the itty bitty Lego pieces by heart and could utilize them to their full potential, picking just the right one for each spot. One of my favourites was this pillar from the park of Amaliehaven. For comparison, a photo I found of the original pillar, a sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro:
The Statue of Liberty stood out at the other extreme, crude in its lack of detail: the folds of cloth and the curves in her face were jagged and coarse, 4 blocks wide in places. I wonder if maybe it was among the older models, or perhaps built on a budget.