There are enough LEGO bricks to reach from earth to the moon ten times. And professional Lego artist Warren Elsemore is well on his way there (albeit cheating a bit), with his display of London-inspired Lego models 80 metres in the air.
ArcelorMittal Orbit is embracing its inner child this February with a Bricks in the Sky Lego exhibition in its upper viewing platform. The multi-coloured models will include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Battersea Power Station and The O2, alongside London icons the red bus, the black cab and a red telephone box. And if managing to construct landmarks out of the small plastic bricks (which you use to your toddler/godchild quiet) isn’t impressive enough, the viewing platform has 20 mile views over the city so you can compare the models to their real life counterparts.
Warren will be on hand explain how he created the models as he uses 100,000 bricks to live build a 2 metre tall model of the ArcelorMittal Orbit throughout the exhibition. And finally, you get to play at being a big kid and build your own sculptures from the mountain of bricks. Let’s just hope you don’t get verti(le)go…
Race to the moon, anyone?
15th-22nd February www.arcelormittalorbit.com