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Lego builds London bus stop

Published on: 23rd June 2014

To celebrate Transport for London’s (TfL’s) ‘Year of the Bus’, Lego has recreated a full-size bus shelter and bus stop out of Lego bricks.legobusstop30

Bus Stop Vital Statistics:

  • It is built with around 100,000 Lego Bricks
  • It has been created by the UK’s only Certified Lego Professional, Duncan Titmarsh
  • It took 14 days to build
  • The Lego Bus Stop can be found in Regent Street, London W1 close to Hamleys, from 19 June until 15 July
  • The shell and installation has been provided by Trueform

2014 marks a number of important bus-related anniversaries including the 60th anniversary of the iconic Routemaster and 75th anniversary of the RT-type bus. It’s also 100 years since hundreds of London buses were sent to the Western Front to play a crucial role during the First World War.

The bus stop has been installed ahead of one of the key events being celebrated during the ‘Year of the Bus’ – the ‘Regent Street Bus Calvacade’ – which takes place on Sunday 22nd June and will see almost 50 buses from the earliest horse-drawn model of the 1820s right up to the New Routemasters of today. The event will allow visitors free access to the most celebrated London buses of the last 185 years.

Emma Owen, PR manager at Lego, commented: “Lego is all about stretching your imagination and using bricks to build whatever your mind desires – there are no limits. We hope visitors to Regent Street enjoy this fantastic build, it truly shows that with Lego you can build anything.”

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