LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled

Model of world's tallest building joins prestigious line-up of toy-maker's architecture collection
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An Architecture series model of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building was unveiled in Dubai on Wednesday
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The Burj Khalifa LEGO Architecture Series model, consists of LEGO bricks, building instructions, and a booklet of facts and history of the tower
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At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world
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The Burj Khalifa model joins the prestigious line-up of the LEGO Architecture collection and has been designed by Adam Reed Tucker, a renowned architect and one of the 13 LEGO-certified professionals
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The LEGO Architecture series aims to the intricate planning, design, and structure of the world’s iconic and influential buildings, architects, and movements
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The designer of the model, Adam Reed Tucker, said: “As an architectural artist my desire is to capture the essence of a particular architectural landmark in its pure sculptural form. I don’t view my models as literal replicas, but rather my own artistic interpretations through the use of LEGO bricks as a medium"
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Children from across Dubai are also being invited to participate in “create your own” Burj Khalifa model using the LEGO bricks. Visitors to the play area will also stand a chance to enter a raffle draw and win the Burj Khalifa LEGO model or tickets to At the Top, Burj Khalifa (Getty Images)\n
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A model of Burj Khalifa constructed using the LEGO Architecture Series will be displayed at the Star Atrium in The Dubai Mall until May 29, 2011
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Burj Khalifa officially opened on 4 January 2010 (Getty Images)\n