Her Majesty’s Theatre in London recreated out of 57,992 Lego bricks
London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre has been recreated out of Lego, using 57,992 bricks.
The model has been built by Irish artist Jessica Farrell, who is known in the Lego community as Janet VanD.
She said she had been looking to create a theatre out of Lego after seeing a wooden model on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum a few years ago.
“I went to Her Majesty’s Theatre with my family to see The Phantom of the Opera and we loved it. It was a magical night with a top-class performance in a gorgeous theatre. During the intermission I looked around the auditorium and thought ‘this is it’,” she explained.
Farrell said she used images from the internet to recreate the theatre and added: “I didn’t make a digital design or do any major planning beyond deciding on the measurements (footprint) of the model. I tried to faithfully recreate the architectural details of this iconic building and attempted to capture the sense of grandeur that emanates from it, taking into consideration the limitations of using Lego bricks.”
Although she was able to use images of the building’s exterior from the internet, she was was unable to find any of the foyer and bars, and said she had to “take huge artistic licence and build my own versions”.
The project took 11 months to complete.
“Sometimes it was hard going but I got lots of encouragement and moral support from my friends in Brick in Ireland (which is also known as the Irish Association for Adult Fans of Lego),” she said.
The model will be displayed in London from December 11-13 at the ExCel Centre for Brick2015, an exhibition of Lego.
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