Brick City – Appreciating the Little Things

I learned an important lesson today. Your dream lifestyle is out there somewhere, and if you put in the time and effort, you will succeed. Brick City, a LEGO model exhibition, is not new by any means, but it’s the first time it’s been displayed so locally to me, and today was the first time viewing it for myself, in the 20/21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe.

The creator, Warren Elsemore, started building a scale model of St. Pancras train station in London out of the famed plastic construction bricks. Made from over 180,000 bricks and containing over 300 minifigures, this model took two years to complete. Shortly after achieving this feat, he quit his job to build LEGO professionally full-time, creating custom models, including all of the world famous places featured in this exhibition.

Granted, each and every model has taken a ridiculous amount of care and dedication, and they match the landmarks they are representing almost perfectly as a result, but it just makes you think; this dude has made a life for himself out of playing with LEGO. It goes to show that if you truly have a passion for something and there is even the slightest demand for it, nothing is impossible.

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