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Lego landmarks: Warren Elsmore's Brick City exhibition opens

image copyrightThe Harley Gallery
image captionWarren Elsmore puts the finishing touches to his Lego version of the Olympic Park in London

Lego renditions of some of the world's most famous buildings have gone on show.

An exhibition of more than 50 pieces of Warren Elsmore's work - known as Brick City - opened at the Harley Gallery, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

The former IT consultant's creations include Rome's Trevi Fountain, the Reichstag and Battersea Power Station with a flying pig.

Included in the exhibition is a 5ft by 5ft model of St Pancras Station.

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image captionHis model of St Pancras Station took two years to build and includes more than 150,000 bricks
image copyrightWarren Elsmore
image captionHe recreated Battersea Power Station as it appeared on Pink Floyd's album Animals - or as close as gravity would allow

Mr Elsmore, who makes Lego buildings full-time, said: "We will sit there, look at the pictures and then something in the back of my brain will click that I need a certain part in a certain colour, and a certain orientation.

"I'll get that part and we will start building. Normally we just do it by eye."

image copyrightWarren Elsmore
image captionHis designs feature some of the world's best-known sites including the Trevi Fountain in Rome
image copyrightWarren Elsmore
image captionWarren Elsmore's recreation of Germany's Reichstag includes Norman Foster's glass domes
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image captionHis favourite brick is a simple two by four, although it was not needed in Kualar Lumpur's Petronas Towers
image copyrightWarren Elsmore
image captionBuildings from the ancient world are also included in the exhibition like this of the Colosseum in Rome which shows it in its current state

The exhibition runs until January.

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