30 Day Writing Challenge – Day Sixteen – Small Things

img_0791Today is day sixteen of the 30 Day Writing Challenge, and the prompt is: Small Things.

It’s been a funny old week with lots going on, and I’ve just realised that I forgot to take a Wednesday Wander! I’m think perhaps this blogging challenge has thrown me off course a little – I tend not to schedule posts ahead, instead writing them as they come to me, just as I’m doing right now. So to all my regular Wednesday Wander readers, I do apologise and, as I forgot to Wander on Wednesday, I’ll take a Wander today instead. I’m not going too far from where I live, but it’s a place where many many small things have been put together to create something wonderful. This week, I’m wandering to Legoland.

img_0797Legoland is located in Windsor, probably best known as home to the famous castle belonging to the Queen. Legoland is a little way out of the main town itself – built in 1996 on the former site of the Windsor Safari Park, it was the second in the world to be built, the first Legoland being in Denmark.

img_0793And it’s a pretty cool place. There are rides and a water park, and all the usual stuff you’d expect to find at a theme park. But there are also loads of intricate sculptures all over the park, all made of thousands of pieces of Lego.

img_0788Apparently, if you have a desire to become a Lego model builder, you need to spend a lot of time studying maths. There are a huge amount of calculations involved in designing prototype models, then scaling them up to full size. An interest in art and anatomy is helpful too. Plus a love of Lego, of course.

img_0799You can see from the people in the photos how large the models are in relation to us. And I think they are amazing. I don’t know whether I have the patience to become a Master Lego Builder, but I have huge respect for those who do. Another amazing thing was the view from Legoland, looking out across Windsor. You can see the castle sitting up on a mound, then, further beyond, the London skyline. Almost worth the visit just for that.

img_0781Thanks for coming on another Wednesday, I mean, Friday Wander with me! See you next time.

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16 thoughts on “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day Sixteen – Small Things

  1. Wow. My grandson would love that!!. Doesn’t it get wrecked by rain and crud? After a week where I live it would be slimy and growing moss. Ha ha. I love the clouds in the last photo – like spun sugar 🙂

    1. Thank you 😀 you know, I hadn’t thought of that. I suppose they must get cleaned down fairly often, as it can get pretty damp here. There’s an underwater ride with Lego sharks – they look very clean. Maybe Lego is just super tough!

  2. That’s a great job title: Master Lego Architect. We have one in San Diego but we went in to see the fireworks on 4th of July one evening (which were awful – don’t go there). But I didn’t really see the exhibitions. There were only large red and blue blokcy things. Your Legoland kicks American butt and is awesome. What a great Wednesday Wander!

    1. Isn’t it? I’d want it just for the business cards, but the actual lego building would make me tear my hair out haha. I haven’t been to any other Legolands so can’t really say, but I did think this one was pretty spectacular – there were a lot of amazing lego things I didn’t photograph, including an underwater ride with lego fish!

      1. I didn’t know Lego fish we’re a thing! I’m so uncoordinated the second i stepped on a loose Lego they would fire me for my language alone lol!

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