Designer creates miniature diadem for Windsor’s tiniest monarch.
Jewellery designer and retailer Dinny Hall has taken on an unusual Diamond Jubilee commission, having been selected to make a miniature crown for the ruling Queen at Legoland Windsor.
But the piece itself is not without its touch of luxury. The tiny crown is set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds, set into rhodium-plated silver and sits atop the head of a 10cm-high Lego Queen.
The project came about through a long-term customer of Hall’s who oversees the PR for Legoland and felt that Hall would be suited to the commission.
Hall told Professional Jeweller: "Our brand is considered quite family-oriented so I think they felt it would suit the design idea.
"I watched them build the Lego queen and then had to liaise with the Lego company because we had to make the crown look like Lego."
The design itself features a Lego hubcap as its base and had a blue dome-shaped piece of Lego at the centre, taken from a Lego submarine. Hall said she spent many hours trawling through drawers of Lego to perfect the base, which is topped with CAD-designed silver arcs studded with 48 diamonds.
"It’s gone viral, especially in America," added Hall.
The tiny Queen and her crown are also being watched by a special Legoland Windor human guard, who himself owns a pair of Lego handcuffs.
The crown will be auctioned off for charity later in the year.