And finally… Bid to have Glasgow’s skyline immortalised in Lego

Glasgow LegoA Lego fan from Glasgow has recreated the city’s skyline in a bid to get his designs immortalised in plastic.

Engineer Peter Johnston has submitted the idea to the Lego Ideas website, which invites suggestions for new sets.

This set brings together highlights of the city including:

  • A typical tenement flat
  • The University of Glasgow
  • Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Gallery of Modern Art complete with the Duke of Wellington Statue and iconic traffic cone.

  • The Finnieston Crane
  • The Squinty Bridge (Clyde Arc)
  • And the Glasgow Science Centre Tower. True to life, this one also doesn’t rotate!
  • Measures 6.5cm deep, 48cm long and 9cm tall!

  • To be successful, the project needs to reach 10,000 backers and then be approved for production.

    So far it has 964 supporters, but has a year to hit its total.

    Mr Johnston’s design also features the Glasgow Science Centre Tower, which he says is true to life because it “also doesn’t rotate”.

    In his appeal for support on the official Lego website, he states: “The model would be a great addition to any home with a love for Glasgow or Scotland.

    “I’d love to see this as an addition to the Architecture series so thank you so much for all your support.”

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