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Stone and iron aqueduct rebuilt in brick

A model of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct made from 15,000 Lego bricks was the star attraction at the Trevor Basin Visitor Centre over the May Day bank holiday.

Professional Lego maker Steve Guinness got visitors to help him assemble the model.

“It took me a couple of weeks to design and prototype,” Steve told WW. “The actual build can be assembled in a day, and I get visitors to help in the repetitive work of the 18 pillars.”

Earlier this year he built a cross section of a broad-beam lock for the National Waterways Museum, and it was such a hit he was hired again.

How can someone get his job? Is there a Lego College or something like that? Steve says he was a secondary school design and technology teacher for 18 years, and simply a Lego fan.

“It was all quite informal. My friend Nate and I won the first series of Channel 4's Lego Masters competition and this really gave us the confidence to give our business venture a go.”

They are repeating the aqueduct-building exercise at Trevor on 7th-8th September. More information is at thebrickguys.co.uk.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Lego.  Photo: Steve Guinness 


Close up of the intricate detail.


Tuesday 21 May  | Andrew Denny  | 4.09pm, Tuesday 21 May 2019

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