I was invited to submit models for display in the official LEGO store in Metrocentre Gateshead.
Local landmarks seemed to be a good choice for the “community showcase” window, allowing me to create instantly recognisable landmarks in LEGO. I initially chose 3 North East landmarks to build in LEGO:
- Tyne Bridge in LEGO
- Durham Cathedral in LEGO (though nowhere near as big as Durham Cathedral’s actual LEGO model!)
- Angel of the North in LEGO
Due to some tight time constraints, the Angel of the North model wasn’t complete to a standard I was happy with in time, so that will hopefully be on display at my local LEGO User Group’s large LEGO exhibition later this year at Shildon National Railway Museum.
The models received some fantastic feedback while it was being installed, and I’m happy to provide some basic instructions for those wanting to recreate the model themselves.
Exhibit duration: On display in the LEGO store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre shopping centre (red mall) from July 2016 – October 2016.