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History of Britain Told in Lego Models


Spitfire and pilot from the Battle of Britain, 1940.

Master Lego builder James Pegrum is telling Britain’s long history in brief with Lego models to mark important events. The set starts from the construction of the Stonehenge at around 2500 BC, and goes on to Margaret Thatcher’s first day at 10 Downing Street. Hit ahead for a quick lesson in British history, told the way only Lego can tell.

The building of Stonehenge in ca. 2500 BC.

Temple of Claudius, Colchester
Signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.
The Black Death, featuring minifigs playing Ring Around the Rosy, 1348-1350.
Tragedy of Julius Caesar performed at The Globe Theater in 1599.
The Great Fire of London, 1666.
The SS Great Eastern (first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic) and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1843.
The world’s first electronic digital computer, used by British codebreakers in WWII.
Margaret Thatcher’s first day of work at 10 Downing Street, 1979.

Via James Pegrum on MOCPages, Flickr, Telegraph, Gizmodo

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