Lego model of Queen Elizabeth planned for Jubilee

by Jessica MCILHINNEY on April 24, 2012

Legoland is to display a special 10-cm high model of Queen Elizabeth, which will include a miniature crown that consists of real diamonds, in order to mark the upcoming Diamond Jubilee.

Described as being one of LEGO’s most valuable models of all time, the Lego Queen is to be displayed on the balcony of the recreation of the Royal Family’s Buckingham Palace at Miniland in Legoland Windsor. The accompanying crown will be made up of 48 tiny cut diamonds.

Sue Kemp, representing Legoland, commented that the attraction decided to build a new Miniland Queen for the upcoming Jubilee celebrations but wished to do something extra special in order to mark such a momentous event. Kemp continued that the idea of putting a real diamond crown on the LEGO Queen seemed fitting.

Dinny Hall, the jewellery designer, specially commissioned the miniscule 1.5-cm tall crown, which is made of silver that has been coated with rhodium while containing thousands of pounds worth of specially-cut diamonds.  The Queen figure will be joined on the LEGO Buckingham Palace’s balcony by specially-made figures of  her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, her son Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will mark the monarch’s 60th year at the helm. From 2 June onwards, an extended public holiday weekend will be celebrated around the UK.

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