Arts

Legoland goes into lockdown: miniature figures removed from streets and mini Birmingham Art Museum

An empty "miniland: Birmingham made from Lego, with a model of Birmingham Art Museum in the foreground © Legoland Discovery Centre

As children (and adults) turn to Lego to keep busy in coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, the little people inhabiting the construction toy have also been affected by the governments call to stay off the streets. At the Legoland Discovery Centre in Birmingham, all the miniature Lego figures that populate a reproduction of the city centre have been removed “to support the message of how important it is to stay inside”, says Michele Thompson, the museums master model builder. The miniature Midland city includes a model of Birmingham Art Museum, alongside the citys distinctive town hall and library building. More than a thousand figures were removed from the displays, with the museum releasing before-and-after images, hoping to encourage people to stay at home. “The mini city was filled with tourists, school groups, commuters and construction workers but the reality is thRead More – Source