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Madame Tussauds-owner to build Legoland Park in South Korea

Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin Entertainments Plc has entered into a partnership agreement to build a Legoland theme park in South Korea, the company said on Monday. Merlin, which operates the London Eye, said the deal with the Gangwon Provincial Government is valued at 290 billion Korean Won ($259.26 million) and Legoland Korea would be open by 2022. The park, based on the children’s toy favourite for its colourful plastic bricks, is set to be located on the island of Hajungdo in Chuncheon and expects to employ 1,600…

Bride-to-Be Meghan Markle now also has her own wax figure

LONDON: A waxwork of Meghan Markle was unveiled on Wednesday at Madame Tussauds museum in London, 10 days before the U.S. actress weds Prince Harry. The wax figure wears a green dress like the one Markle wore on the day her engagement was announced, as well as a replica of her diamond engagement ring, designed for her by Harry.  The wax figure of the prince, originally created to mark his 30th birthday, has been updated with a new beard. The couple’s waxworks will be accessible to the public the day before…

London’s Tussauds works on Trump wax figure, Paris wrongly finished Clinton’s

LONDON: While London's Madame Tussauds is showing off work well under way on its waxwork of Donald Trump, its Paris rival has found itself on the wrong side of a bet that Hillary Clinton would win the US presidency. The Musee Grevin has only just started to create its effigy of Trump but has almost finished its Clinton, after deciding to take the risk the outsider would not win. "We are getting to work on it and the sculpture will be ready within six months," said Yves Delhommeau, acting managing director of the…