Lego book does world landmarks in plastic (Q&A)

120,000 bricks: London’s St. Pancras Station by Warren Elsmore is featured in his new book.

(Credit: Warren Elsmore )

Lego fans! If you can’t get over to Legoland Malaysia to gawk at its plastic architecture, here’s the next best thing. A new book titled “Brick City” looks at Lego re-creations of global landmarks and shows you how to build them.

The 256-page manual has more than 400 illustrations of architectural icons such as the Taj Mahal, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, Chicago’s Tribune Tower, and Westminster Abbey, as well as 46 instructions and two posters. Author Warren Elsmore and 13 other builders constructed the 100 models in the book, which includes vehicles such as New York cabs — check out the eye-popping creations in “Brick City” in the gallery below.

Elsmore is a Lego modeler known for his 13-foot re-creation of London’s famous St. Pancras Station. I asked him how his passion and “Brick City” all came together.

(Credit: Barron's Educational Series )

Q: You worked as an IT consultant, but now you’re a professional adult fan of Lego (AFOL). How did that happen? Elsmore:… [Read more]

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