Quintessential Copenhagen, Lego

I have been busy moving into my permanent apartment over the past week and preparing for a friend coming into town this weekend so have had little time to think about the blog. Lest you have forgotten about me, I thought I would post a couple of pictures to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you.   

Many people are unaware that Denmark is home to Lego, the world-famous toy company which has kept countless children (including me) occupied throughout their youth. The company’s headquarters and Legoland amusement park are located in Billund, a small city located on the Jutland peninsula, about 3 hours west of Copenhagen (see my initial post on Denmark to see where Jutland is located).

The following pictures were taken at Lego’s flagship store on the Strøget. The two life-sized figures were made entirely of Lego and are, as is only appropriate in Copenhagen, astride bicycles. The mural in the background is Amagertorv, one of the primary squares on the Strøget. And yes, if you are wondering, even the mural is made ENTIRELY out of Lego. One of the most beautiful things about Amagertorv is the unique granite stonework which consists of five different color stones aranged in a pentagonal pattern. Unfortunately, Lego does this only partial justice.

Lego cyclists in Amagertorv

Close-up of Lego cyclist


About Canadianindenmark

A Canadian expat working in the biotechnology industry in Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 Responses to Quintessential Copenhagen, Lego

  1. Elisabeth says:

    John’s jealous – this will be a must see when we come visit!

  2. Uncle Mike says:

    Aunt Kathy & Uncle Mike not “jealous” but your cousins might be. We have a large storage bin full of Lego! Glad you are enjoying your new home!

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