LEGO celebrates Year of the Bus with LEGO bus stop

Made from 100,000 bricks, the bus stop takes pride of place along Regents Street.
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LEGO is celebrating The Year of the Bus (yes, that’s a thing) with a full size bus-shelter and bus stop made entirely out of LEGO bricks.

Situated along Regent Street, close to Hamleys, the bus stop has been constructed from more than 100,000 bricks.

Despite the staggering quantity of bricks, the shelter only took 14 days to construct, completed by Duncan Titmarsh, the UK’s only certified LEGO professional and the man behind the build.

2014 marks a plethora of bus-related anniversaries, including the 100th anniversary since hundreds of London buses were sent to the Western Front during the First World War.

The LEGO bus stop has been installed ahead of one of the key events during the Year of the Bus, the Regent Street Bus Calvacade.

The event will see almost fifty buses – spanning from the 1820s horse-drawn model, to the buses of today – parade the street.

Leon Daniels, TfL’s managing director of surface transport, said: “We are delighted to team up with LEGO and Trueform to offer our passengers a bit of fun on their journey.

“Many thousands of people pass along Regent Street each day and we hope the new shelter will bring a smile to the face of even a hardened commuter.”

LEGO PR manager, Emma Owen, added: “LEGO is all about stretching your imagination and using bricks to build whatever your mind desires. There are no limits.

“We hope visitors to Regent Street enjoy this fantastic build, it truly shows that with LEGO you can build anything.”


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