Bricking it: Lego festival coming to Dubai

Fancy building a scale replica of the 828m-tall Burj Khalifa? Or how about a brick-by-brick recreation of the Madinat Jumeirah? Then head down to the Lego Festival at Dubai Festival City.

Spread over seven Lego-themed areas across indoor and outdoor zones, the Dubai Lego festival has more than one million bricks for guests to play with – and hopefully not stand on. The festival runs from January 8 to March 14 and is the Middle East’s largest Lego event.

Lego Dubai Festival

Fancy taking on a world record?

Fun for all the family, the festival is split into speciality zones. Kids will love the Lego Duplo and Lego Friends areas, while you can also explore Lego City, Lego Ninjago, Lego Technic, Lego Shadow Runner, Lego Jungle and Lego Architecture. Plus, with more than a million bricks to play with, we’re sure you’ll be able to come up with some pretty impressive Burj Khalifa recreations.

Although you’ll have to make it into the record books if you want to beat Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, a Dubai Lad who smashed the record for the largest world’s tallest Lego building in 2016.

As well as the brick-fest, you can also catch the Ninjago-themed light, laser and water Imagine show at 8pm on Festival Bay on January 8. The show which features Lego ninjas taking on the evil sorceress Aspheera then takes place daily from 6pm. 

Entry to the festival is AED30 while the Imagine show is free. And if you are feeling inspired, but want to make life a little easier, you can pick up this Lego Dubai kit which includes four of our iconic buildings. Or you could try and build your own Lego Bugatti, although, with a top speed of 20mph, it might take you a while to cruise around town.