Timelapse video shows a giant lion being assembled for Legoland Windsor’s new Mythica land 


An amazing new timelapse video has been released showing another giant creature being assembled for Legoland Windsor Resort’s new Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land.

In January, Legoland Windsor released a clip of a team putting together a model of a mythical Chimera using 109,522 Lego bricks. It took 12 model makers 653 hours to build and when it was finished, weighed 334kg.

The new beast, called the Sky Lion, is even bigger and footage shows it being built from 685,530 Lego bricks. It took 15 model makers 3,000 hours to build and weighs 1,520kg.

Model makers begin to assemble the Sky Lion, a new beast that will be on show at Legoland Windsor Resort’s new Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land

The model makers used 685,530 Lego bricks to build the Sky Lion

The model makers used 685,530 Lego bricks to build the Sky Lion 

The Sky Lion took 15 model makers 3,000 hours to build and finished, it weighs 1,520kg

The Sky Lion took 15 model makers 3,000 hours to build and finished, it weighs 1,520kg

It has now been installed at the entrance to a new ride called Flight of the Sky Lion, which will be the UK’s first flying theatre ride – a type of flight motion simulator – when it opens in May.

The ride will be at the heart of the new multi-million pound Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land, which is the park’s single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago.

According to Legoland Windsor, once onboard the 82ft (25m)-tall ride ‘families will quite literally be taken under the Sky Lion’s (Maximus) wing and transported to the parallel universe of Lego Mythica, where mythical Lego creatures come to life’.

It adds: ‘As they swoop, duck and dive over the incredible landscape, families will come face-to-face with the realm’s many characters, including the two-headed Hydra (Duo), Fire and Ice Bird (Crystal Flame) and the Greek mythology-inspired Chimera creature.’

Meanwhile, Legoland has released an artist’s impression showing some of the other ‘exhilarating new rides and attractions’ that feature in the new land.

A fork-lift truck is used to connect the pieces of the Sky Lion together. The Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land is Legoland Windsor's single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago

A fork-lift truck is used to connect the pieces of the Sky Lion together. The Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures land is Legoland Windsor’s single biggest investment since the gates opened 25 years ago

There will be a total of 13 mythical creatures in the new land made from more than 1.7million Lego bricks by a team of 15 master builders

There will be a total of 13 mythical creatures in the new land made from more than 1.7million Lego bricks by a team of 15 master builders

The lion has now been installed at the entrance to a new ride called Flight of the Sky Lion, which will be the UK's first flying theatre ride when it opens in May

The lion has now been installed at the entrance to a new ride called Flight of the Sky Lion, which will be the UK’s first flying theatre ride when it opens in May 

One of these rides is called Fire and Ice Freefall and consists of two 42ft (13m)-tall drop towers. Another is called Hydra Challenge and will allow ‘guests to steer their own vessel on this thrilling water attraction’.

There will be a total of 13 mythical creatures in the new land made from more than 1.7million Lego bricks by a team of 15 master builders over the course of 8,649 hours – almost a full year of building.

Legoland Windsor says that using its new augmented reality technology, ‘guests will be able to see the mythical Lego creatures come to life before their very eyes using the Legoland app’.

The Flight of the Sky Lion attraction will see riders 'literally taken under the Sky Lion’s (Maximus) wing and transported to the parallel universe of Lego Mythica, where mythical Lego creatures come to life'. Pictured is an artist's impression of the ride

The Flight of the Sky Lion attraction will see riders ‘literally taken under the Sky Lion’s (Maximus) wing and transported to the parallel universe of Lego Mythica, where mythical Lego creatures come to life’. Pictured is an artist’s impression of the ride 

An artist's impression showing some of the other 'exhilarating new rides and attractions' that feature in the new Mythica land

An artist’s impression showing some of the other ‘exhilarating new rides and attractions’ that feature in the new Mythica land

It adds: ‘Also set to feature in the new land will be the Creature Creation where guests can build their very own Lego Mythica creatures; an adventure play area called Lava Dragon Play; a character meet and greet experience, Creature Encounter and The Hungry Troll restaurant and Beastly Bites snack bar.

‘The resort’s existing 4D cinema will feature a new and exclusive Lego Mythica film, which tells the story behind the mysteries of the parallel universe through the eyes of the loveable BitsandBobs character.’

Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures is currently under construction and opens on Saturday, May 29, subject to Government guidelines. It is located between Heartlake City and the resort’s Lego-themed hotels.

Legoland Windsor says that the team behind the new land spent a year discussing and testing ideas and concepts with seven to 11-year-olds and their parents, who influenced ‘everything from the final ride experiences, names and characters’.

In January, Legoland Windsor released a clip of a team putting together a model of a mythical Chimera, pictured, using 109,522 Lego bricks. It took 12 model makers 653 hours to build and when it was finished it weighed 334kg

 In January, Legoland Windsor released a clip of a team putting together a model of a mythical Chimera, pictured, using 109,522 Lego bricks. It took 12 model makers 653 hours to build and when it was finished it weighed 334kg

Helen Bull, divisional director at the Legoland Windsor Resort, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be bringing the first flying theatre ride to the UK and today revealing all the rides and attractions which will make Lego Mythica: World of Mythical Creatures a must-do experience for families in 2021.

‘The whole country has never needed escapism more than they do right now and we’ve worked closely with children and their families to make sure our new land delivers the thrills for everyone, whether it’s their 25th visit to Legoland Windsor or their very first.

‘Subject to Government guidelines, we’re planning to open Lego Mythica on Saturday, May 29, and tickets are on sale now to experience the country’s first Flying Theatre as well as everything else the park has to offer.’

Legoland Windsor is one of eight Legoland parks across the world. The others can be found in the Danish town of Billund, California, Florida, Germany, Dubai, Malaysia and Japan.

Day tickets for Legoland Windsor start from £29 per person, kids under 90cm go free. To book visit www.legoland.co.uk. 



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