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Lego landmarks: Warren Elsmore's Brick City exhibition opens

Warren Elsmore puts the finishing touches to his Lego version of the Olympic Park in London Image copyright The Harley Gallery
Image caption Warren 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 caption His model of St Pancras Station took two years to build and includes more than 150,000 bricks
Image copyright Warren Elsmore
Image caption He 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."

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Image caption His designs feature some of the world's best-known sites including the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Image copyright Warren Elsmore
Image caption Warren Elsmore's recreation of Germany's Reichstag includes Norman Foster's glass domes
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Image caption His favourite brick is a simple two by four, although it was not needed in Kualar Lumpur's Petronas Towers
Image copyright Warren Elsmore
Image caption Buildings 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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