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Scale Model of the Titanic on Display in Cavendish – and it’s Made of Lego
Cavendish, PEI (June 23, 2017) – An Island made scale model of the Titanic made of Lego is on display at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish for the 2017 season before it will be sent across the world to a collector in Qatar.
The model was constructed using approximately 125,000 pieces, and took about 2000 hours over three years to build. The model is almost 10 feet long, 20” wide and stands over 32” high.
Ben MacLeod, of Northam, PEI, was contracted to build the detailed replica by a collector in Doha, Qatar.
“There have been some pretty big Lego Titanic models built to date, but to our knowledge, no one has ever attempted the interior,” says Ben MacLeod.
Interior details include an engine room complete with turbines, ventilation and other intricate details, the first- class dining room including the tables and chairs, and all the first-class guest cabins. Sunchairs line the top deck, and closer inspection even reveals two Lego pieces on the bow, nodding to the famous scene in James Cameron’s Titanic.
Ben collaborated with the collector to create a set of detailed blueprints, on a scale that would keep costs manageable, and still make interior details possible. Research included historical accounts and books about the Titanic and the building process. Once it was complete, the purchaser suggested that Ben display the model locally.
The Lego Titanic model will be on display at Wax World of the Stars at Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk in Cavendish until September 24th.
“Wax World of the Stars has an entire room dedicated to the Titanic, so it’s a great fit for us,” says Matthew Jelley, president of Maritime Fun Group, the company that operates Wax World. “When Ben contacted me with the opportunity to display the replica, we embraced the idea enthusiastically.”
About Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk Mariner’s Cove Boardwalk is owned by Maritime Fun Group, and was rebranded in 2016 from Cavendish Entertainment Plaza. Family owned and operated, Maritime Fun Group manages 14 attractions across Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, including Sandspit, Shining Waters Family Fun Park and Magic Mountain.
For more information, contact:
Maritime Fun Group
902-963-3939 x 258