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Mythical creatures made from thousands of Lego bricks appear in Cardiff Bay

The display features an 11ft fire-breathing dragon, a unicorn and two hunting wolves

Mythical creatures made from thousands of LEGO® bricks have appeared in Cardiff Bay. 

Credit: Matthew Horwood

Nine fabulous models made with a total of nearly 750,000 LEGO® bricks have taken over Tacoma Square, in the heart of Mermaid Quay, until Sunday 1st September.

Free to view, the display features an 11ft fire-breathing dragon, a unicorn and two hunting wolves as well as a wizard, princess, knight and huntswoman. Collectively the models took over 2,000 hours to build. There are also cute dragon whelps (baby dragons) displayed in the windows of various businesses in Mermaid Quay.

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Mermaid Quay is running a weekly photo competition to crown a Selfie King or Queen each week. Credit: Matthew Horwood.

At the heart of the display is a throne – laid out in shimmering silk and encrusted with the finest LEGO® brick rubies, emeralds and sapphires – on which visitors can sit and take selfies. Mermaid Quay is running a weekly photo competition to crown a Selfie King or Queen each week – with FREE ice cream for a year from Cadwaladers Mermaid Quay as the weekly prize.

The BRICKLIVE Fantasy Kingdom comprises:

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Tarygon the Dragon
• 210,000 bricks
• 1,200 hours
• 7 builders

Dragon whelps
• 3,100 bricks each
• 20 hours each
• 4 builders

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Heledd the Huntswoman
• 37,500 bricks
• 160 hours
• 2 builders

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Sir Macsen the Knight
• 39,360 bricks
• 160 hours
• 3 builders

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Princess Anwen
• 63,000 bricks
• 160 hours
• 3 builders

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Brilliance the Unicorn
• 37,800 bricks
• 120 hours
• 2 builders

Derwyn the Wizard
• 42,600 bricks
• 120 hours
• 2 builders

Photo by Matthew Horwood

Fang and Spike – two hunting wolves
• 65,000 bricks each
• 100 hours
• 2 builders

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Photo by Matthew Horwood

Throne
• 158,000 bricks
• 120 hours
• 1 builder

 

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