Lego London Landmarks On Show At An Actual London Landmark

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 18 months ago
Lego London Landmarks On Show At An Actual London Landmark

If you've ever wondered whether you can see the Monument from the top of the Orbit, the answer is yes — very clearly indeed.

Bricks in the Sky — which runs from 2-10 April — sees Lego return to Anish Kapoor's Olympic Park sculpture, featuring models like this one of the Monument to the Great Fire of London.

We'll admit that the detailing isn't all that precise; the colour's a bit off, there's no inscription to Charles II at the bottom, and the camera-toting tourist isn't protected by the 'suicide cage'. Then again, Lego men probably don't get all that suicidal.

Don't look down mate.

Another lofty London landmark on show is Cleopatra's Needle — incorrectly facing sphinxes and all.

Are these multicoloured mummies milling around the base? Or just tourists in dodgy tracksuits?

London's not the only city that gets a look-in. The Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower are on show too.

As are the Auckland Tower and a rouged-up version of Venice's Campanile.

And here's Lego artist Warren Elsmore at work on the Angel of the North. He's created all of the structures at the exhibition, and will be up the Orbit, creating a London skyline throughout the exhibition.

Bricks in the Sky is on at the Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton Street, Stratford, E20 2AD from 2-10 April. Viewing is included in price of visiting the Orbit (advance tickets £10 adults, £5 children).


Last Updated 30 March 2016

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