Lego Games - the Olympic park in mini-bricks
Artist Warren Elsmore has recreated the Olympic Park in LEGO bricks to celebrate the London Games
Comissioned by the LEGO group and Visit Denmark freelance artist in LEGO bricks, Warren Elsmore, spent more than 300 hours and used over 250,000 bricks to recreate the Olympic site in miniature.
The spectacular model, which was built entirely from standard LEGO pieces, recreates all the major Olympic venues: Populous’ Stadium; Hopkins’ Velodrome; Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Centre; David Morley’s Water Polo Arena and Wilkinson Eyre’s Basketball Arena as well as the Orbit, Athletes village and even the BMX course.
The miniature Olympic model will be on display at the Danish village in St Katherine Docks everyday during the Games from 11am - 11pm.
Artist view: Warren Elsmore
‘Re-creating the structures of the Olympic park in LEGO bricks was certainly a challenge, but I’m very pleased with the results. While the Olympic village and Water Polo arena lend themselves well to a LEGO recreation, the main stadium and Orbit proved a real challenge!
‘Thankfully though, while I only use standard LEGO bricks like you would find in a toy shop, there’s a good range of elements available to recreate both structures. In fact the compression ring of my stadium does exactly the same job as in the real building - holding the structure firm and rigid.’