A Mottik model

This week’s photo challenge is transmogrify.

Not having any Lego to hand, I discovered a Mottik box and a ready-built model.  Perhaps I should use it as the main character in a story…

Mottik model
Mottik model
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Another Lego exhibition

The models, which are displayed in Lego exhibitions, are designed by professional Lego artists.  I was amazed by the attention to detail in the models at the Bricks in Time exhibition at Rheged.  This summer exhibition tells English history in Lego models and  ends on 4 September.  If you have missed it, perhaps there will be a chance to see it somewhere else.  (Brick City at The Beacon, Whitehaven continues for another week.)  The wonderfully decorated Herdwick sheep are going to be at Rheged soon prior to their auction in aid of the Calvert Trust.  I spotted a few in various locations in Cumbria including one at Rheged.  (Actually hubby spotted this one!)

North Cumbria
North Cumbria
South Cumbria
South Cumbria

There are lots of pictures of the Lego models of The Flying Scotsman online.  Although I took lots of photos, I am only going to post the ones I took of a Victorian street.  The details impressed me.  Look out for the people’s hats.  The milliner on the street must be doing well.  There was a child with a hoop – a popular game.  The pavement alone was a work of art.

A Lego exhibition

I have recently been to two exhibitions of Lego models.  This post is about the exhibition at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.  One of my photos appeared in an earlier post for the photo challenge, Fun.

At the Beacon the museum entry includes the Lego exhibition, which continues until 11 September 2016.  For local residents an annual pass is available, but this does not provide entry to special exhibitions such as the Lego one.  Other museums have similar schemes.  If you live in the UK and there is a museum in your local area, why not check whether you could have a pass?

Back to the Lego exhibition:  entitled Brick City, it comprises a good number of buildings and a few pictures.  The centrepiece is a model of St Pancras Station in London.  The detail is amazing.  For the Olympic Games there are two models relating to Rio.  I snapped one of them.  The other is of Rio Carnival.  There are several models of buildings in London, but other European cities also feature, including Rome with its Trevi Fountain.

While visiting the Beacon I also saw a touring exhibition of 3-D printing, which I found very interesting.