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Cory sends its tug to LEGOLAND

The latest edition to Cory Environmental’s fleet of tugs has become part of a world famous tourist attraction.

A replica of the Regain, measuring 1.3 metres and made entirely out of LEGO has taken its place among other famous monuments as part of LEGOLAND Windsor’s revamped miniland exhibition.

As the park’s most popular area, the Regain can be found among some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including Canary Wharf, The Gherkin, the Lloyd’s Building, City Hall and the Millennium Bridge, pulling two miniature barges along the Thames.

Cory chief executive officer Malcolm Ward said: “The joy of Miniland is that it takes the everyday things that we see around us and makes them unique. Our tugs are a regular part of London’s scenery, but seeing one made entirely of LEGO is really quite special.”

The city of London has been reconstructed using 40 million LEGO bricks and a scale of 1:20, with the Regain itself formed of 12,000 bricks.

LEGOLAND head model maker Guy Bagley said: “It took us 44 hours to build the tugs and barges, or just over six days working flat out from 9am until 5pm. The 40,000 LEGO bricks that made up the tug and two barges were individually glued in place so that our younger visitors can’t dismantle them and build a spaceship out of the remaining LEGO bricks.

“Even though I’m an industrial trained model maker, having built models for film and television, the most difficult part of the process was still the tugs hull.”

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