Over a thousand Minifigures have been removed from a display in LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham showing the stark reality of self isolation and Covid-19.

Master Model Builder at the children’s attraction, Michele Thompson meticulously removed the Minifigures from a LEGO replica of Birmingham city just moments before the centre closed its doors to the public for the final time. Once a bustling scene made of over 1.5 million bricks, the images reflect the surreal atmosphere felt within cities across the country with millions of workers being told to stay inside.

‘We’re releasing the images now’, says Michelle ‘as we want to support the message of how important it is to stay inside’

‘It was a sad moment taking the minifigures out but we felt it was the right move. The mini city was filled with tourists, school groups, commuters and construction workers but the reality is, is that when you step outside in the real world you don’t see any of that. Our streets are empty and the roads are quiet. Whilst we are closed, the Minifigures will be stored safely in our workshop and it really will be a huge celebration when we can decorate Miniland with it’s residents again. We’ll definitely be feeling a sense of pride.’             

Miniland houses the regions most popular buildings and landmarks in LEGO form including The Mailbox, Warwick Castle and the commuters favourite – Spaghetti Junction. Now left bare, the display will be topped back up ahead of the centre re-opening.

The centre closed it’s doors to the public on the 20th March for the first since opening in summer 2018 in order to further contain the virus.  Guests can keep up-to-date with the centre’s activities and news on re-opening online or on social media.

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