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LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled

Model of world's tallest building joins prestigious line-up of toy-maker's architecture collection

LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
An Architecture series model of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building was unveiled in Dubai on Wednesday
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
The Burj Khalifa LEGO Architecture Series model, consists of LEGO bricks, building instructions, and a booklet of facts and history of the tower
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
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
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
The LEGO Architecture series aims to the intricate planning, design, and structure of the world’s iconic and influential buildings, architects, and movements
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
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"
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
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
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
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
LEGO's Burj Khalifa model unveiled
Burj Khalifa officially opened on 4 January 2010 (Getty Images)\n