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Team begins stock check of 80 million Lego bricks

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A team of seven model makers are beginning a stock check of 80 million bricks at Legoland in Windsor.

They will be spending their time making essential repairs and conducting a careful ‘brick count’ to assess stock levels.

Our Model Makers not only have to make sure all of the models our guests get to enjoy on the resort - all 80 million bricks wort - are in great shape, it’s also their job to ensure there’s always enough bricks in the Lego bank to make repairs and build new models when we need to

– Lauren Moss, Legoland

The team will take five days to complete their stock check and brick count.

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Princess Charlotte...made out of lego

The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland

She was welcomed into the world just days ago, but Princess Charlotte is already on display for visitors to greet with a wave.

A figure of the Royal princess - made up of just three bricks - was added to Legoland Windsor over the weekend, joining her big brother Prince George and parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Charles and Camilla and Kate's parents Carole and Michael Middleton also feature in the display, with Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana sharing a 7cms tall double buggy with her brother outside the 35,000 brick Buckingham Palace.

The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland
The lego model of Princess Charlotte is made up of just 3 bricks Credit: Legoland

"Our guests have a real soft spot for the Miniland Royal Family, so we didn't think twice about celebrating the birth of Princess Charlotte by adding her into our hugely popular Royal scene.

"Updating our Royal family has become something of a tradition here at Legoland Windsor and we've had a lot of fun with them over the years – from recreating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in miniature and commissioning tiny bespoke Royal Ascot hats for the Royal ladies, to throwing Prince George a teeny first birthday garden party last summer. We hope guests will enjoy our latest Royal addition as much as we do."

– Sue Kemp, divisional director of the Legoland Windsor Resort

The Royal couple announced their daughter's name yesterday/on Monday, two days after she was born following a three-hour labour.

Charlotte had been the bookies' favourite, while Elizabeth is the middle name of Kate's mother Carole and the name of the Princess' other famous grandmother, the Queen.

Princess Diana gave birth to William in the same hospital where Charlotte was born, London's St Mary's Hospital.

300 thousand pieces of Christmas at Legoland

At 8m tall and made of more than 300,000 bricks, it is not the sort of Christmas tree Santa Claus is likely to miss.

Model maker Katrina James took great care as she leaned out from a cherry-picker and gently slotted into place the bright yellow star that adorns the top of the tree at Legoland in Windsor this week.

The enormous Lego tree took six modelling experts four weeks to construct.

The pine tree was built in sections that were then manoeuvred into place, and the tree has been festooned with hundreds of twinkling lights.

The star itself took Ms James six days to create, requiring meticulous design to ensure it was precise and had perfect proportions.

Despite looking rather delicate, the tree has been built to withstand the elements.

The Lego model makers are amazing at making sure everything is weather-proof.

They have special glue and other things to make it weather-proof. The tree will have an internal structure, an architecture of metal, so it is not just classic Lego but is built around a frame.

– Legoland spokesperson

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