It starts today! All ready for visitors to come and have a go at building some new bridges for the River Tyne – in Lego! Chuffed to be a Headline Maker too. Maker Faire runs April 1st and 2nd at Centre for Life, Newcastle. Tickets available on the door.
The other week my Angel of the North model got pushed over by a child at my exhibition! As you can see from the shot below, it was pretty wrecked. Watch the video to see me putting it back together!
This weekend my exhibition at the Centre for Life, Newcastle, opened. North East Lego Landmarks showcases my work from the last couple of years recreating iconic buildings and structures from the North East of England. It includes Angel of the North, BALTIC, Civic Centre, St James’ Park, Transporter Bridge and more.
Reaction so far has been fantastic, and I’m thrilled with how the models look in the Centre.
The exhibition runs until May 14th and entry is included with the standard tickets price for the Centre. See here for more details.
My Team Valley model for UK Land Estates is now complete – shown below with aerial shot of the real site at the top. Model is 60×25 inches, scale 1:2000 to represent the 3km long site. A very challenging project at this scale – hard to get detail for individual buildings so this was more about overall feel of this very large site.
See it at my North East Lego Landmarks exhibition which opens at The Centre for Life, Newcastle, on January 14th…
This is the Team Valley trading estate in Gateshead, a massive industrial estate that was developed in the 1930s as one of the first of its kind. It’s now home to 20,000 workers and 700 firms.
The land is owned by UK Land Estates and they have commissioned me to produce a 60 x 25 inch model of the estate in Lego. Watch this space for progress, and come see the final model on display at my North East Lego Landmarks exhibition next year.
A little video of my Angel of the North, showing a bit of the behind-the-scenes structure that keeps the wings up!