A MAN has spent 300 painstaking hours building a replica of the London 2012 Olympic Park - entirely from lego.Warren Elsmore who claims his official job title to be a ‘freelance lego artist’ crafted the miniature version of the Olympic venue using 250,000 bricks.This lego world features all the standout venues and structures: from Anish Kapoor’s Orbit, to the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre and, of course, the grand Olympic Stadium.Elsmore, who lives in Edinburgh and creates unique, one-off lego models for individuals and corporate companies said: “My colleague and I built the Olympic model over a three week period. For this display, I planned very little in advance and most of the model was free built - simply by looking at pictures of the site and building what I see.“Every brick we use is a standard lego element, with no painting, gluing or non-lego parts.”                               –WO

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