Gets Lego-less at lo­cal

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by JOHN MA­HONEY sun­day@dai­

STU­DENT ar­chi­tect Josh Bur­nett loves his lo­cal boozer so much he built a replica of it out of Lego.

And he reck­ons his five-month mis­sion, us­ing more than five thou­sand bricks, will help his fu­ture ca­reer as it formed part of his univer­sity project. Josh, 20, is a fan of a Wether­spoons pub called The John Fair­weather in Cam­bus­lang, Glas­gow, where he is study­ing.

The wa­ter­ing hole, which opened two years ago, is on the site of a for­mer Savoy cinema and was named af­ter the Glas­gow-born ar­chi­tect who de­signed it.

Josh de­cided to re-cre­ate to scale both the out­side and in­te­rior as part of his fi­nal year project.

He said: “I love the place and even though my friends thought I might be a bit bonkers, I went for it.

“It was a lot harder than peo­ple might think be­cause I wanted to be cer­tain ev­ery sin­gle piece of Lego brick looked the part. I did the out­side first, was fairly happy with it, then thought I might as well do the in­side as well. I got a bit car­ried away, re­ally.

“But when I showed both pieces to the pub, the staff said they were amaz­ing. I’m so happy with it – and I hope the ex­am­in­ers are too.”

The pub has al­ready put Josh’s pic­tures on its walls, but they can’t have the orig­i­nal Lego sets yet as he needs them to show in his fi­nal ex­ams. Bar boss Rob Hughes said: “It is amaz­ing.”

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