See the Queen in Legos (with Real, Tiny Diamonds) and Buckingham Palace in Jelly – Plus Corgis in Both!
The U.K's Legoland and Pimm's have joined the Queen's over-the-top birthday celebrations
To honor the the Patron’s Lunch birthday picnic for the Queen on Sunday, the U.K.’s Legoland amusement park has painstakingly recreated a street party scene outside of their existing miniature Buckingham Palace.
Comprised of 30,000 bricks and Lego versions of the royals themselves, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Kate and Prince William, the model took 650 hours to build. The Queen’s much-loved corgis are also present, as is Kate and William’s canine companion, Lupo.
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Even in miniature the royals are effortlessly glamorous, with the Queen wearing a dazzling crown, featuring 48 tiny real diamonds created by the British jeweler Dinny Hall. Meanwhile, Princesses Anne, Beatrice, Eugenie and Kate all wear extravagant hats expertly made by the royal milliner herself, Rachel Trevor-Morgan.
In a slightly less stable but completely edible parallel, a wobbly jelly replica of Buckingham Palace (also complete with corgis) has been created by U.K. drink-maker Pimm’s.
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As the official drink sponsor of The Patron’s Lunch, 35 liters of the gin-based drink was used to create the palace, which stands (or jiggles) at three feet long and weighs a whopping 77 pounds!