World Exploring #5

Pippin

This world is fantastic, especially for one that is born in the land of Lego. At the bottom a little story from Legoland, the name in Denmark. Horsy owns the world Aeolia. He made it fun to visit his world and to see what he actually can build with the Legos.

A few screenshots:

The first Legoland was built next to the Lego factory, which was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1949. His son, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, took over the family business in 1958 at the death of his father, and only two years later he bought out his three brothers. In the 1960s, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen decided to open a Legoland as an advertisement for his toy company, which in those years had had great success with its Lego bricks. The park opened on June 7, 1968 and quickly became a success. The central area was from the beginning Miniland with cities and famous buildings rendered in Lego bricks. There were fictitious Danish, German and English cities, models of Viborg Cathedral, Koldinghus and Dybbøl Mill as well as a knight’s castle and a city of the future. From the beginning, the activities included the Lego train, the Traffic School and an Indian settlement. In addition, there was a puppet museum with 300 antique puppets, changing exhibitions for educational purposes and a puppet theater. Finally, there was a restaurant and a shop selling Lego bricks. In the following decades, Legoland was expanded repeatedly. In the 1970s, for example, it was expanded with the western town of Legoredo Town, in the early 1990s with Piratland and in 1997 with the royal castle with the roller coaster Dragon. At the 50th anniversary in 2018, the park covered an area of ​​147,000 m². In general, the number of activities and restaurants has grown steadily in line with the expansions of the park. Miniland is still in its old place, however, but the majority has been changed and modernized over time. However, the Danish fantasy city of Lilleby still stands as a memorial from the opening in 1968. On the other hand, the puppet museum and other indoor collections that came later have been dismantled. The richly detailed Titanias Plads, which was created in 1978, has thus been located at Egeskov Castle since 2007. Together with Tivoli in Copenhagen, Legoland was the only two attractions in Denmark that received the maximum five stars from the now defunct tourist organization Danish Tourist Attractions when they were awarded for the first time in 2005. The amusement park kept the five stars on subsequent visits.

Thank you for your visit.

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