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At Least We Have a LEGO Version of the Berlin Airport

A scale model of the troubled airport project was completed before the original.

Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

While the opening date of Berlin's shiny new airport is still unknown, the capital city did gain one airport last month, albeit a tad smaller and made out of LEGOs.

A few weeks back, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Berlin unveiled their mini version of the never-ending construction project that is the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The real airport's opening has been postponed several times, and officials have reported problems ranging from fire safety procedures to not being able to shut off the lights. The LEGO version, in a scale of 1:65, is made up of 100,000 bricks, according to Reuters, and took six months to build.

The media unveiling, fittingly, was held near the model's namesake. Here are the mom-and-me versions of the airport towers.

The LEGO model also included a very notable distinction. Can you spot it?

Here's the airport in real life, shot the same day. The key difference between the two photos? An airplane.

All images by Tobias Schwarz/Reuters.

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