A few days back, we talked about Reverend Bob Simon’s valiant attempt at recreating St. Peter’s Basilica using over half a million LEGO bricks. This time around, the smart folks, at Brick to the Past, have undertaken an equally daring project, by creating a miniature LEGO version of the northern bastion of the Roman Empire – the one and only Hadrian’s Wall!
Based in Great Britain, Brick to the Past is a group of LEGO builders, whose interest lies in reproducing major historical themes. As part of their current project, the designers have constructed an impressive LEGO display, depicting the scaled-back version of the Hadrian’s Wall, with breathtaking details. In reality, this expansive 117.5 km (73 miles) long wall was originally situated at Rome’s northern frontier, bordering the extent of the province of Britannia (presently east of the River Irthing).
As for the LEGO creation in question here, stretched out on the Roman side of the wall is a temple, milecastles, a bathhouse and a picturesque town. On the other side of the wall, there is an Iron Age Celtic village, complete with farm houses and standing stones.
To accurately reproduce this historical scene, many of the team’s members actually enrolled for a course at the Newcastle University, and even took a field trip to the wall itself.
To know more about Brick to the Past and its various creations, head over to its official website.