The Land Of Fairy Tales 1968

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    Denmark.

    Scenic L/Ss of Denmark's 'Lake District' area, seen from Sky Mountain. Several shots on one of the lakes shows a paddle steamer taking tourists across the water. People sunbathe on the side of the lake and swim in the water. In the town of Odense we see the traditional architecture and the former house of Hans Christian Andersen; quaint shops painted in candy colours; souvenirs related to Andersen and the tradition of storytelling.

    At Billund in the farmlands of Jutland we see several shots of the making of Legoland - a theme park made from Lego bricks; men saw wood and check layouts / designs on drawing boards. A girl puts together a small Lego building; small Lego figures are seen. Two men work on a miniature Lego town; the girl fits Lego figures into a miniature rural English town. Various shots of people visiting the finished Legoland, wandering about and looking at the models. We see several modern and futuristic buildings as well as a castle, windmill and more traditional scenes. Children look at Lego boats on a little pond. Families take a ride around the theme park on a huge Lego train.

    Large Lego totem poles are seen in an American Indian scene; a man (Big Chief Eye-Am) in Indian Chief costume shows children how to toast bread rolls (?) over a camp fire. Several shots in another part of the park show children sitting in small Lego cars and learning how to drive these dynamo-powered automobile; other children ride bicycles. The children are taught to obey road signs and traffic lights and a controller speaks into a microphone to direct the children around the course. Bikes and cars stop at a zebra crossing to let people walk across. The children all look very well-behaved! Commentator says "Danish schools are already sending classes for regular tuition on this pint-sized traffic complex". Looks like great fun - I'd like to learn to drive here!
    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4459
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    451.06
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:06:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:04:00 / 01:58:38:00
    Canister:
    CP 708
    Sort Number:
    CP 708
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