Lego Forth Bridge: Model version of Edinburgh's iconic bridge to be considered after huge public support

Danish giants Lego are considering making a model of Edinburgh’s iconic Forth Bridge after huge public support.
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A version of the bridge was built out of Lego bricks by engineer Mike Dineen who submitted it for consideration to the company.

Lego require each idea submitted to gain at least 10,000 votes on their website.

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If an idea attracts this amount of attention, they add it to a list to be considered for mass production.

On his proposal page, Mike wrote: “Incredible, stunning and undeniably iconic………voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder, the Forth Bridge is not just an icon of Scotland, but an incredible feat of Civil Engineering.

"Designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, completed in 1890 and surviving two world wars, the Forth Bridge continues to operate as a functional bridge to this day, dominating the skyline over Scotland.

"With your help, I would love to see this bridge replicated as an incredible Lego set.”

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Lego Forth Bridge: Model version of Edinburgh's iconic bridge to be considered after huge public support
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Mike took four months to put together his Lego version of the bridge, using a lot of trial and error.

He explained: “Every single element used in the design is an existing, official Lego part.

"I had to paint the pieces used for the bridge deck, the hinges and ball joints all in dark red.

"Many people are not aware just how long the bridge is in reality (2.4km) and just how slender it is in relation to its length.

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Lego Forth Bridge: Model version of Edinburgh's iconic bridge to be considered after huge public support

"I found it very rewarding to design something so unique.”

Yesterday, Mike tweeted: “!!!!!!THANK YOU SCOTLAND!!!!!!

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“Down to the Lego review board to make a decision” as the counter finally showed that it had received 10,000 votes.

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