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  • 3 August 2012, 19:37

Olympic Park replica made of LEGO

Olympic Park Rex

A man has spent 300 painstaking hours building a replica of the London 2012 Olympic Park - entirely from LEGO.

Warren Elsmore who claims his official job title to be a 'freelance LEGO artist' crafted the miniature version of the Olympic venue using 250,000 bricks.

This LEGO world features all the standout venues and structures: from Anish Kapoor's Orbit, to the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre and, of course, the grand Olympic Stadium.

Elsmore, who lives in Edinburgh and creates unique, one-off LEGO models for individuals and corporate companies said: "My colleague and I built the Olympic model over a three week period. For this display, I planned very little in advance and most of the model was free built - simply by looking at pictures of the site and building what I see.

"Every brick we use is a standard LEGO element, with no painting, gluing or non-LEGO parts."

 

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