Windsor, UK: The famous Miniland at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is home to perfect, miniature recreations of some of the world’s most famous buildings, landscapes AND now the world’s smallest pumpkin patch which popped up yesterday in the shadow of Stonehenge. The unique Halloween harvest scene features more than 200 teeny 3cm tall pumpkins including a batch specially carved as miniscule jack-o-lanterns by renowned Miniature Artist Hedley Wiggan.
The tiny jack-o-lanterns are decorated with minute Minifigure monster faces and took Wiggan over 60 hours to carve, using tiny specially modified tools like pins and scalpels. Lit from within like any good jack-o-lantern should be, guests can spot them in the midst of the pumpkin patch scene which also features hay bales, mini LEGO recreations of tractors, farmers and scarecrows. The scene took two of the Resort’s Model Makers 13 hours to build, using around 450 bricks.
“As I loved Halloween as a child I was excited to be part of this project. It brought back many happy memories, I hope guests have as much fun looking at the pumpkins, as I did creating them”, commented artist Hedley Wiggan. It was particularly hard working on the finer details of the pumpkins – there’s a science involved in understanding any material you work with but once I got to grips with it the fun began.”
“It’s astonishing that Hedley has managed to create such tiny carved pumpkins”, said Senior PR Manager Lauren Moss. “They are perfectly in scale with Miniland and we look forward to giving our guests a big surprise on a very small scale when they visit the Resort for Brick or Treat.”
The world’s smallest pumpkin patch will be in Miniland as part of the Brick or Treat season at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort from Monday 17 October until Saturday 5 November.
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