Sunday, June 24, 2007


This entry dedicated to David Sgangarella. David was in my class last year at St Martin's. He is obsessed with Lego and would often talk about it, write about it and I believe, dream about it...

It's Rebecca's birthday and for her birthday she wished for a trip to Legoland. So on a cool and windy summer's day we met up at Legoland which is located just outside of Windsor. I didn't know what to expect except that it would be a whole heap of Lego but I was in awe of just how much they could do with the small coloured bricks. It wasn't a cheap outing but it was worth every penny just to see the Minilands area where they had replicas of many European cities.

The mini-London was so life like and you couldn't help yourself laughing out loud as you recognised all of the places that you have been to and now know so well. The Lego Big Ben was amazing and there was even a Lego Queen watching over the Lego Trouping of the Colours. The little Lego troops marched around in front of Her Royal Legoness and played little instruments. The vehicles in the cities moved around and you could see the underground and overground trains stopping at the stations.

Lego France was pretty cool too with the Lego Moulin Rouge twisting it's windmill around. There were little Lego men and women wandering around the streets in front of it.

I could go on for ages about Lego Minilands. My favourites were the ABBA concert in Sweden, Stonehenge, Eilean Donan Castle and the NASA space station.

Duplo land sucked though. I wasn't a fan at all. Might have had something to do with the fact that it was pouring down with rain but I'm thinking it had more to do with the fact that there were about 1,000,000 children running around screaming their heads off.

Courteney, Karen and I went on the spinning chairs ride as a homage to our childhoods. We were the only adults on it mind you, but still we didn't care. Courteney wasn't too impressed with one kid who stole her seat on the first ride and we had to wait for the next one. I think she would have "taken him on" if not for Karen and I holding her back.

My least favourite thing was the train. I enjoyed going on train, don't get me wrong. I enjoyed seeing the animals made out of Lego as you went on the Lego Safari. I did not, however, enjoy getting sprayed with water. I know this makes me a Nana but I am okay with that. They should not spray you with water! At least now I know why they have "human dryers" strategically placed around the park.

I'd have to say that the mini Lego tube train was my equal favourite with the Lego Egyptian tomb. I'm not so sure what Santa and Mrs Claus were doing in the Egyptian pyramid, but the bit with the sarcophagus and the hieroglyphics was really impressive.

The rain didn't put a dampener on our day and I had a wonderful time. I have a new appreciation for the little coloured bricks now as well. I think that the "model designers" have a wicked sense of humour too. The mini-protesters at Stonehenge being arrested by a bunch of bobbies was great and the Doctor Who Daliks hidden in key London landmarks was cool too. But it is the mini-Lego Gordon Brown with the removal truck outside a mini-Lego No.10 Downing Street helping Cherie Blair with some boxes that was a genuine highlight.

Two thumbs up for Legoland!

And Happy Birthday Rebecca!

The Lego Tube.

Karen, Rebecca and Courteney with the Talking Heads.

Mount Lego-more.

Lego Fire Brigade to the rescue.

Me in Lego London.

Lego Brighton Pier.

Polar Bear in Santa's Egyptian Pyramid.

The Lego Rouge!

NASA's Lego Space Station.

Lego Buckingham Palace complete with Queen Victoria monument.

Eilean Donan Castle

The Egyptian Lego Tomb. The pyramid was also home to Santa and Mrs Claus.
Go figure on that one!

And finally ABBA in Concert!

1 comment:

deev said...

that looks awesome!!!! man, i'll have to go there.... great day out

and your hair looks good too!