NUSAJAYA: Visitors to Legoland Malaysia theme park will be welcomed by the first Lego-made Christmas tree in Asia.
The 9m tree, including ornaments, was made entirely out of 427,695 Duplo Lego bricks and weighs 6,057kg.
The theme park's installation leader Libor Udzral said a crew of 20 put together the tree model, which was about three storeys tall, in the Czech Republic before the parts were shipped to Malaysia and assembled here.
“The tree is designed to withstand the wind, heat and rain because there is actually a steel frame in the middle supporting the tree,” he said during the unveiling of the tree here yesterday.
Udzral added that the tree was decorated with 260 ornaments such as snowflakes, pretzels, candy canes, bells and snowmen as well as more than 100 LED candles, also made from Lego.
“The Christmas tree here is the third one after similar ones at Legoland in California and Florida and it is also the tallest one among them,” he said, adding there will be a tree-lighting ceremony tomorrow evening.
In conjunction with the festive period, the theme park's operating hours would be extended to 8pm so that visitors have a chance to take photos with the tree when it is lit up.
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