Next weekend Birmingham plays host to the Simplyhealth Birmingham Great Run and the mini residents of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham have been limbering up for their own mini marathon. The new addition to Miniland features over 500 LEGO® Minifigures, with 221 of them running through the brick-built streets of Brum, being cheered on by 297 spectators. Just like the folk who will be taking part in the actual marathon on Sunday, many of the Minifigures running through LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham’s Miniland are kitted out in some wacky costumes. See if you can spot them right now at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham. Book tickets online for the ultimate indoor LEGO playground here.
World’s Shortest Half Marathon At LEGOLAND Discovery Birmingham
Ahead of the Simplyhealth Birmingham Great Run in October, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham has gone big on the celebrations and created the world’s shortest half marathon.
Some 221 Minifigures can be seen running through the city as 297 spectators cheer them on. At a glance it seems like a typical race but on closer inspection guests will spot a few hidden scenes, such as a newly-wed bride and groom, a nurse treating an injured runner, a film crew and even a LEGO Minifigure in a giraffe costume.
Taking just over twelve hours to fully design and construct brick-by-brick, the display now takes pride of place in the attraction’s Miniland, which showcases a range of the Midlands’ most iconic landmarks created from over 1 million LEGO bricks.
Talking about creating the display, Michelle Thompson, Master Model Builder said “I was delighted to have the opportunity to create this display and had a lot of fun individually piecing together over 500 Minifigures.
“Using all the crazy and wacky Minifigure parts I have in my workshop meant I could really bring this renowned event to life in LEGO form.
“I wanted guests to really enjoy looking at this display so there are some funny hidden scenes in there for them to find. It now takes pride of place in our Miniland where you can see the crowds cheering the runners through Birmingham’s city centre.”
The half marathon model will be on display this October in LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham’s Miniland, which also includes Cannon Hill Park and Edgbaston Cricket Ground where runners will pass during the race.