August 2 2016

LEGO Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge in LEGO

Introducing my microscale Tyne Bridge in LEGO!

I’ve been working on various scales and styles of the LEGO Tyne Bridge for many years – all in various states of completion and there’s nothing like a deadline to get some done!

The LEGO Tyne Bridge model uses approximately 150 – 200 bricks (I’m not one for counting exactly!), and shows the famous green curve arch high above the river. At this scale, showing the vertical bridge supports wasn’t viable in a way I was happy with. The model captures the overall feel of this famous bridge which has spanned the River Tyne since 1929 (and was made by the same company who manufactured the Sydney Harbour Bridge, incidentally).

This model is on display as part of my North East LEGO Landmarks collection at the MetroCentre LEGO store in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. This runs in the LEGO store’s “community showcase” window for three months, between July 2016 and October 2016.