St Pan­cras Sta­tion in Lon­don has been re­cre­ated in de­tail as part of a Lego ex­hi­bi­tion at Dundee’s Ver­dant Works. Mod­els of the city’s foot­ball sta­di­ums, Dens and Tan­nadice, also fea­ture. Pic­ture: Steve MacDougall.

EX­HI­BI­TION: Ver­dant Works hosts mini ver­sions of Dens and Tan­nadice

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - PAUL MA­LIK

A bustling brick me­trop­o­lis has gone on dis­play in one of Dundee’s most pop­u­lar tourist venues.

Brick City in Ver­dant Works fea­tures some of the won­ders of the world, as well as some lo­cal Lego land­marks.

Tan­nadice Park and Dens Park have been painstak­ingly re­cre­ated as part of the ex­hi­bi­tion, sit­ting along­side land­marks like the Colos­seum, the Arc de Tri­om­phe and St Pan­cras Sta­tion.

As well as the city’s foot­ball pitches – their real life coun­ter­parts be­ing the clos­est pro­fes­sional ri­val sta­di­ums to each other in Europe – Lego mas­ter builder War­ren Elsmore and his team have re-en­vis­aged Ver­dant Works it­self.

A scaled-down ver­sion of the once mighty jute works takes cen­tre stage in the cen­tre’s award-win­ning High Mill.

As well as get­ting to mar­vel at the in­tri­cate minia­ture brick de­signs on dis­play, the young and young at heart will have the chance to con­struct their own mini works of art at the play area.

Gill Poul­ter, her­itage direc­tor for Dundee Her­itage Trust, said: “This ex­hi­bi­tion suits Dundee per­fectly as the city is a Unesco City of De­sign, and also fits with Ver­dant Works, which has won nu­mer­ous awards for its own build­ing.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run from to­day to Sun­day Novem­ber 11.

Gill Poul­ter, her­itage direc­tor for Dundee Her­itage Trust, be­side the Lego Ver­dant Works.

Pic­tures: Steve MacDougall.

Some of the Lego works of art that have been pro­duced for the dis­play.

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