LEGO Colossus Mark 2 to be shown off at Bletchley Park

Forms part of The National Museum of Computing's Summer Bytes Festival
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LEGO fan James Pegrum's miniature version of the famous codebreaking Colossus Mark 2 is being shown off at Bletchley Park as part of The National Museum of Computing's Summer Bytes Festival.

The festival features a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 tech workshop for visitors to attend on August 17th and 18th.

"The Summer Bytes Festival has an underlying objective of encouraging visitors to be creative and not just consumers of all things digital," said Chris Monk, learning co-ordinator at The National Museum of Computing.

"The LEGO model will entertain visitors and offers a perfect introduction to our special LEGO weekend where there will be workshops to let people try out the new programmable LEGO Mindstorms EV3 technology."

The model measures just 13.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 4.5 inches and came from Pegrum's joint love of LEGO and British history.

"As a child I grew up with LEGO as one of many of my toys, but even when I became bored with the others, my love of LEGO remained," Pegrum said.

"Four years ago, I discovered that many other adults have a similar fascination and I joined the Brickish Association, a national group for Adult Fans Of LEGO, to develop my skills. I enjoy making models based on British history and the inspiration to build a LEGO Colossus grew from that."

Find out more about the Summer Bytes Festival here.


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