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King Charles III becomes a life-size Lego just days before the coronation

The United Kingdom is trembling with impatience for the forthcoming coronation of King Charles III, an event that will monopolise the world's attention on 6 May. The ceremony, much more streamlined than previous ones (it is the first coronation since 1953) will culminate in the anointing and blessing of Charles by the Archbishop of Westminster, where at least 2000 guests are expected to attend.

Amid gadgets, flags and more, London is already full and crowded for the occasion. If Legoland Windsor has created a whole Lego collection representing the coronation, the London shop Hamleys has come up with something similar, namely a King Charles III all made of Lego bricks, life-size.

More than 73,000 bricks were used to create the 74-year-old sovereign and the result is truly astonishing, attracting the curiosity of many tourists.

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King Charles III becomes a life-size Lego just days before the coronation
The United Kingdom is trembling with impatience for the forthcoming coronation of King Charles III, an event that will monopolise the world's attention on 6 May. The ceremony, much more streamlined than previous ones (it is the first coronation since 1953) will culminate in the anointing and blessing of Charles by the Archbishop of Westminster, where at least 2000 guests are expected to attend. Amid gadgets, flags and more, London is already full and crowded for the occasion. If Legoland Windsor has created a whole Lego collection representing the coronation, the London shop Hamleys has come up with something similar, namely a King Charles III all made of Lego bricks, life-size. More than 73,000 bricks were used to create the 74-year-old sovereign and the result is truly astonishing, attracting the curiosity of many tourists.
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Toward the coronation of King Charles III
A life-size Lego figure of British King Charles III can be seen in the Hamleys toy shop in central London on 27 April 2023.
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More than 73,000 bricks
The Lego king sits on his royal throne and is made of 73,412 Lego bricks to celebrate the coronation of British King Charles III on 6 May.
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A tourist attraction
The British capital is already packed with tourists and ready to host this event that will monopolise the world's attention. In fact, the shop in question, Hamleys, was stormed by visitors taking photos of the 'Lego King'.
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It is not the only Lego on the coronation
In addition to this beautiful work by the toy shop, Legoland Windsor also thought of something special for the coronation. Experienced modellers have reproduced the interior exterior of Buckingham Palace, complete with models of Charles and Camilla, the royal family, the royal carriage and the subjects around the palace. A truly stunning piece of work, which goes together with this life-size King.
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Lego to tell the story
Lego is no stranger to initiatives of this kind. In fact, practically everything has been represented with the iconic bricks since the day they were introduced on the market in 1932 in Denmark. Almost all fantasy worlds have also been built with Lego (Harry Potter and Star Wars being the best known), and many historical events and works of art have also been constructed by Lego creatives. It really is a now popular way of telling history.
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The first ceremony since 1953
This will be the first coronation ceremony in 70 years. In fact, Elizabeth II, Charles' mother and the longest-serving sovereign in British history, ascended the throne after the death of her father in 1952, but was not crowned until a year later, in 1953.
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The precision of King Charles III
It is impressive to observe, each time a similar construction comes out, the precision and accuracy of the details of these structures. Even the crown jewels, with their gems and details, are faithfully reproduced to create a real 'King Charles III'. Undoubtedly, before 6 May, there will be many more such initiatives.
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