The amazing athleticism at the Olympics in London isn't the only thing wowing spectators. The London Olympic Stadium replica built by the LEGO extraordinaires at Bright Bricks Ltd., is drawing crowds to press their noses up against the glass box that encases the 100,000 LEGO strong structure, which is on display in John Lewis in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, London. Ed Diment, the designer, along with three Bright Bricks builders created the intricate model in just two months and it weighs in at 220 pounds.
The intricate design includes LEGO minifigures on an awards podium in the front and others going up and down the stairs in the back. The minifigures showcased in the front are, of course, the Great Britain team athlete minifugires that were made exclusively for the UK market. The set of GB minifigures includes a horse back rider, a swimmer and a gymnast — all sports GB has won medals in, so far! — and six others. The Olympic minifigs can be bought near the LEGO replica at the official London Olympics store.
Another amazing design of the Olympic Stadium is from Warren Elsmore. He replicated the entire Olympic park in LEGOs for LEGO Group and Visit Denmark, complete with the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, basketball stadium and aquatic center. Located in the Danish Village in London’s St. Katherine Docks, this design was completed in an even shorter time – just three weeks – and it’s made with 250,000 bricks.