NEW WARREN ELSMORE BUILD OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND MAKES BRICKLIVE DEBUT
The latest build from professional LEGO builder and BRICKLIVE founder Warren Elsmore will make its English debut this October at BRICKLIVE, held from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October. A 90,000-part build of the National Museum of Scotland will leave its home at the Edinburgh museum for Birmingham’s NEC.
Warren and his team built the 3.5 metre scale model of the National Museum of Scotland using architectural plans and photos of the museum and is built around the ‘minifigure’ scale, so that the LEGO people in the model museum look in proportion to the building.
Every brick used is a standard, commercially available LEGO brick. It took Warren and his team over 350 hours and over 90,000 LEGO bricks to build the model which features the tiniest details, such as the posters on the outside wall and the Victorian tiles in the Grand Gallery.
The LEGO model museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Scotland, the Festival of Architecture and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
Warren said: “There were quite a few challenges with the build. The modern part of the building is largely on an angle, which is quite hard to reproduce in LEGO. We also had to make sure that all the doors and corridors lined up! Recreating the exhibits inside at such a small scale was also a challenge.
“Every single brick used is a standard LEGO brick, though there are a few quite rare ones! The goat in the natural history gallery, for instance, was 25 Euros. Parts for the model have been bought from all over Europe. This is probably the most detailed models we’ve ever made at this size.”
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