A fire broke out at Legoland in Denmark, causing significant damage to part of Miniland, a popular section of the theme park known for its detailed Lego brick replicas of famous buildings. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning, around 4 a.m., and is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in one of the electric cars used in the park. Surveillance footage showed that the fire originated in the car while it was being recharged overnight. Although the fire was quickly extinguished, several replica buildings in Miniland were destroyed, and an area modeled after a Danish port was also severely damaged. Kasper Tangsig, a spokesperson for Legoland, indicated that there was no other activity at that time, leading to the conclusion that the fire was likely due to an electrical fault. Consequently, a thorough inspection of all electrical equipment in Miniland is planned to ensure safety.

Legoland, near Lego HQ in Billund, opened in 1968, drawing 1.6 million visitors a year. It boasts rides, restaurants, and play areas with Lego bricks. Its highlight, Miniland, uses 20 million bricks for mini landmarks. Legoland, despite grappling with the aftermath of a recent fire, continues to hold its position as one of Denmark’s premier tourist destinations. Established in 1932, the very name “Lego” embodies the essence of playful creativity, translating to “play well” in Danish. In a significant move in 2025, Merlin Entertainments acquired Legoland parks, marking a new chapter in its storied history.