Stop & Examine
A LEGO Adelante.
the next generation of rail engineers is a challenge much of the rail industry is trying to tackle.
Open access operator Grand Central has found a novel way to encourage youngsters into train building - through The Grand Build project, in which 60 West Yorkshire children between the ages of five and 13 took part in building a 1:10 scale model of an Adelante.
The children joined LEGO architect BrickThis representative Steve Mayes to build the four-metre-long, 30cm-high model from around 30,000 LEGO bricks.
Families local to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax could apply for tickets to the event, which took place during the recent school holidays, via Grand Central’s social media campaign.
Even better, the build took place in the Conservatory within the grounds of the museum, overlooking the railway. The ‘master builders’ as they were known, were able to watch real Adelantes outside, while they built the scale model.