Gets Lego-less at local
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.”