Category: Media & Culture / July 25, 2013 4:23 PM EDT
Not far from London, Legoland Windsor has caught a case of royal baby fever.
The amusement park placed a model of the capital city, made entirely of the famous plastic bricks, on display complete with a mini Buckingham Palace, with the newest member of the Royal family tucked in the center.
Tourists are flocking to the attraction to feed their obsession with the birth of William and Kate’s first son, Prince George.
This isn’t the first time Legoland has honored the royal family. The park created similar scenes modeled after Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee and the royal wedding.
"Yes it is, we're depicting the birth of the new Royal Prince George. We have a tradition of celebrating royal activities and royal celebrations. Last year we did The Queen's golden jubilee, the year before we did the royal wedding so we thought it only right, proper and a fantastic opportunity for our guests to come and see the new royal baby for themselves,” said Sue Kemp, the Divisional Director of Legoland Windsor.
Legoland staff and model makers will follow the early stages of George’s life carefully, pointing out the proximity of Windsor Castle, which can be seen from Legoland on a clear day.
"We do have a tendency to follow The Royal Family because we are so local to Windsor itself as well and because this is one of the most popular parts of the park here at Legoland Windsor. So we do follow The Royal Family and we do depict activities, celebrations. So yes we will be doing that for sure, whether it be his christening or his first day at school, we will definitely be doing that here."
The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child has garnered attention around the world.
The palace gate portion of the model, where figures of the royal family are positioned alongside waiting journalists, took just one day to put together, including Prince George, comprised of 8 bricks, and his stroller, which is made of 55 bricks.
Video Credit: Reuters