Lego builds miniature Windsor castle to celebrate royal wedding

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) - Attraction park Legoland has unveiled a miniature model of this month's royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor castle, built by a team of 11 model-makers who used almost 60,000 pieces of Lego bricks.

The replica includes a 60-brick Markle in her wedding dress and veil, with Harry by her side.

The couple are riding in a brick-built carriage being drawn by horses along Windsor Great Park's Long Walk towards the castle, surrounded by 500 spectators, recreating the real life procession that is planned for the big day on May 19.

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A Lego display shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) and bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (R) in their carriage for their wedding day procession outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Lego display shows Britain's Prince Harry (CR) and bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (CL) standing with their families on their wedding day outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Legoland employee, Lucy, poses putting a Lego model of US actress Meghan Markle (L) in place next to her husband-to-be Britain's Prince Harry (R) outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Legoland employee, Lucy, poses putting a Lego model of US actress Meghan Markle (L) in place next to her husband-to-be Britain's Prince Harry (R) outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lego models of Britain's Prince Harry (CR) and his bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (CR) are photographed positioned outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Legoland employee, Lucy, poses putting a Lego model of US actress Meghan Markle (L) in place next to her husband-to-be Britain's Prince Harry (R) outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lego models of Britain's Prince Harry (CR) and his bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (CR) are photographed positioned outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lego models of Britain's Prince Harry (CR) and his bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (CR) are photographed positioned outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Legoland employee, Lucy, poses putting a Lego model of US actress Meghan Markle (L) in place next to her husband-to-be Britain's Prince Harry (R) outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lego models of Britain's Prince Harry (CR) and his bride-to-be US actress Meghan Markle (CR) are photographed positioned outside a Lego-brick model of Windsor Castle at Legoland in Windsor on May 8, 2018 during a photo call for its attraction celebrating the upcoming royal wedding. - Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The scene is completed by miniature models of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh along with best man Prince William, his wife Kate and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Meghan Markle’s parents.

Lego said the wedding scene replica, which took 592 hours to build, will be on permanent display at its theme park, just three miles (5 km) from the real Windsor castle to the west of London.

(Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison)

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