Lego in Oman

over 20 years ago

Once upon a time and not so long ago in a Sultanate not so far away ………….

Lego at Airport Muscat 1987
Lego at Airport Muscat 1987

In the days when I was able to stroll across the Sultan Qaboos highway carrying a mini fort;  Lego kindly made a Lego-brick version of the first feature that a visitor arriving in Muscat, in the mid 1980’s, saw. One of Oman’s iconic roundabouts – the airport roundabout. Most of these roundabouts have disappeared into a world of flyovers and traffic lights needed by the colossal numbers of cars on Muscat’s roads.

Lego 'World Show' Muscat
Lego ‘Arabian Towns’ Muscat

We were going to hold a Lego exhibition of Arabian Towns – and what better than to have Muscat depicted. Lego in Denmark agreed and their team built our piece and shipped it (by Sea) all the way to us in Muscat. There was a purpose of course, to show what was possible to do with imagination and standard Lego bricks. Our special tower joined a townscape which was fictional; Sinbad’s home town from 1001 nights.


Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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