When Britain’s certified LEGO builders, Bright Bricks, decided to build The Queen Mary as a passion project, never did they dream that the 604-pounds finished product would be displayed on the actual ship.
"The agreement to display our model on the ship is the perfect end to a wonderful LEGO adventure," said Bright Bricks co-founder, Ed Diment, in a statement. He said the project required four professional builders and over 250,000 individual LEGO bricks and took almost four months to complete.
"Companies from around the world hire us to interpret their products or brand using LEGO bricks," said Diment. "But, in this case, we decided to build The Queen Mary for our own satisfaction."
The over-25-foot, 604-pounds, 600-hour-long project took approximately 250,000 LEGOs to complete. It will be featured in The Shipyard exhibition, a display of historical photography, archival photos of The Queen Mary’s construction, antique tools and other items, beginning on July 4.
In an effort to better connect children and others with the history behind the Queen Mary, the model will be displayed in The Shipyard surrounded by four Bright Brick building stations where children and LEGO-enthusiasts can make their own version of the ship or any other wondrous structure that comes to mind, under the supervision of Queen Mary staff.
"I can't wait to see the look on the faces of the children who come to the exhibit and are confronted by this magnificent LEGO brick model," said Queen Mary General Manager John Jenkins in a statement. "And for those tall enough; some children might notice a tiny top-hatted mini-figure of Sir Winston walking the upper deck."