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History Lovers Reconstruct a Roman Empire Display Entirely Out of LEGOs

A group of British LEGO fans known as Brick to the Past have reconstructed history using the iconic toy blocks. They recently finished Hadrian’s famous wall at Rome’s northern frontier, creating a sprawling scene that’s incredibly well informed–several members of the team researched it by completing a course at Newcastle University, in addition to taking a field trip to the actual site.

The massive display has two sides–there’s a Roman side and a Celtic side. The Roman section sits behind the wall with a temple, bathhouse, forts, and a small town. The Celtic area features an Iron Age village, standing stones, and farm houses. Each part includes a staggering amount of detail and is complete with villagers, livestock, statues, and ornate facades on the buildings.

Brick to the Past’s creation will be on display at Brick 2015 in London for 3 days, starting on December 11, 2015.

Brick to the Past: Website | Facebook 
via [Kotaku]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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