The happiest place on Earth, built with LEGO

Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and particularly Sleeping Beauty’s castle, has been a popular subject for LEGO builders. However, many of the attempts to recreate the magic “in the brick” have been in microscale. It’s not often we see someone take on a major re-creation of the park at minifigure-scale. Etel Enzos does just that, with a wonderful diorama of Orlando’s main attraction, complete with central castle and some of the surrounding themed “lands”.

Magic Kingdom LEGO Diorama


Whilst we’re missing some of the Magic Kingdom’s headline attractions — Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and the Haunted Mansion are noticeably absent — this is more than compensated for by the nicely put-together version of the recently refurbished Fantasyland, including some snazzy lighting effects…

New Fantasyland, Journey of the Little Mermaid Attraction

Big Thunder Mountain also makes an appearance, with its little red loco puffing down the tracks that twist between the mesa towers. “This here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness…”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Frontierland

Walt Disney said of his theme parks that they were built “to delight all members of the family, young and old, parent and child”. This LEGO creation follows along in that grand tradition of building things to make people smile — I think Walt would have liked it.

2 comments on “The happiest place on Earth, built with LEGO

  1. David Bacon

    I was just there last month and this build is a great representation. One correction on your write-up though: Magic Kingdom in Orlando has Cinderella’s Castle. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is in Disneyland, Anaheim.

  2. Scott

    Note that the title of this post should be: “The Most Magical Place on Earth, built with LEGO”. The happiest place on Earth is Disneyland.

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