The top Olympic toy tributes

Our roundup of the playful toy-themed takes on the London 2012 Games.
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Was London 2012 the best Olympics ever? Well, in terms of toy tributes it just might have been.

The Guardian's brick-by-brick series recreated some of the best moments from the games in Lego form, including gold medal winning efforts from Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Team GB's rowing coxless fours.

Perhaps the most impressive toy-themed Olympic feat was that from expert Lego builder Warren Elsmore, who recreated the Olympic park using the construction toys.

The model was made with around 250,000 Lego blocks and includes the Olympic Stadium and the intricate Orbital Tower.

Mumsnet member SoMuchToBits bought the Games to life in Playmobil form:

At the start of the Olympics, the Digilympics, a Twitter-powered race between the UK, US, Canada and Japan was represented with Lego men, with the US eventually coming out on top.

Elsewhere, did you notice that whenever a gold medal was won on the track, a golden Wenlock plush toy (by Golden Bear) was awarded to the winner?

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