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Central Library in LEGO

Pop in and see this wonderful LEGO model of Central Library, which was built by Robert Clarkson for ‘Bricktastic’ at Manchester Convention Centre in 2015.  It has been shown around the country and is here now, ‘inside itself’, in the Central Library Search Room, for a limited time only!

Robert says: ‘My hobby is creating new and unique models out of LEGO.  As I enjoy making buildings, Manchester Central Library was an ideal choice, especially as it is such a distinctive local landmark.  Its architecture, style and design were just itching to be portrayed in LEGO.  I gathered what plans and details I could about the building, including visits to take photographs and walk around the building to study it. Getting the perspective, scale and features right are very important.

After spending some time creating designs on paper and my laptop it took me around six weeks to build, say 300 hours.  Being a member of recognised LEGO User Group, Northern Brickworks, helped me in acquiring the necessary bricks and elements I needed.  Now completed, the model measures half a metre in height, three quarters of a metre wide.  With the portico at the front this adds another quarter of a metre.  I know for certain that it contains over 21,000 elements, as I counted them myself when building it!’

Free – please drop in (see times – opposite)