Warwick Castle’s new ice rink has been replicated in minute form at Birmingham’s Legoland Discovery Centre.
Designed and created by Master Model Builder Michelle Thompson, the model depicts 17 Lego Minifigures skating on the ice in various formations, even including one less confident skater who many will empathise with, having fallen at the entrance.
New for 2019, the ice rink at Warwick Castle is the first to open at the attraction in many years. As part of the Castle’s festive events, since opening on 23rd November visitors have enjoyed gliding across the sparkling ice set against the stunning backdrop of the Castle towers.
“We wanted to do something to commemorate the excitement of the ice rink opening at Warwick Castle, so of course we had to create a miniature version for our resident Miniland!” explains Michelle.
“The model is made from over 268 Lego pieces, with many tiny Minifigure visitors who can be seen skating or spectating at the rink and enjoying the wintry fun.”
For visitors who would like to experience the full-size rink, it’ open daily at the Castle (except for Christmas Day) until the 5th January, with the rink staying open after the Castle closes so skaters can enjoy a magical experience by day or night.
Nick Blofeld from Warwick Castle says: “It’s been brilliant to see how popular the ice rink has become over recent weeks, with many dates selling out due to demand. The excitement has been great, with visitors branding it the region’s most beautiful ice rink alongside such a unique setting as the Castle.”
“It’s therefore been only fitting to see the rink recreated in Lego alongside the Castle at Legoland Discovery Centre. It really showcases the iconic nature of the rink for the Midlands and we’re excited for guests to come and experience the real thing for themselves this winter”.
For the ultimate festive experience guests can opt for Castle & Skate tickets which include a 45 minute ice skating session and full day entry to the Castle to enjoy a Winter Birds of Prey show, Horrible Histories® Scavenger Hunt, Winter Wedding Princess Tower experience all set within 64 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds from just £25 per person. Skate sessions are also available separately from £13 per person.
The Lego ice rink model will be on display at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham until 5th Janunary. The ice rink at Warwick Castle is open until 5th January, with slots available daily, excluding Christmas day. Guests enjoying the rink can also keep warm with quality, seasonal snacks and drinks from a selection of festive vendors* and soak up the festive atmosphere among Christmas trees and twinkling lights.
Pre-booking is highly recommended for both attractions.