Thursday 10 May 2012

Build Big Ben!

There's a lot to be patriotic about this year. Between hosting the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, 2012 is sure to showcase the best of British.

So, it's fitting that on 1 June 2012, one of our countries most renowned and popular London landmarks, Big Ben will be the latest set to join the LEGO® Architecture series.

The Clock Tower, which stands at the north-eastern corner of the Palace of Westminster was designed by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, after winning a competition to design the new parliament building after the old palace was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Neither designer lived to see their completed work, which took 16 years to complete! Hopefully, this generation's budding architects, designers and engineers won't take so long to bring their  LEGO® Big Ben to life!

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