December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
To celebrate 150 years of London Underground LEGO has recreatied five Tube maps which show how the network has evolved over the years.
Unveiled this morning at King’s Cross they will be displayed in major London Underground stations throughout the summer months.
The five Tube maps, made entirely out of LEGO bricks, represent how the underground system looked in 1927 through to the future a version of the network in 2020.
Created by Duncan Titmarsh, the UK’s only crtified LEGO professional, each one is made up of more than 1,000 pieces and took four days to build
The 1927 map can be seen at South Kensington station, Harry Beck’s original 1933 map is in Piccadilly Circus, and a version from 1968 at Green Park underground.
A LEGO display of the current 2013 map is in Stratford station, and a sneak peek to how the London Underground will look in 2020, including Crossrail, the proposed Croxley Rail Link and the proposed Northern Line extension, is on the wall at King’s Cross St.Pancras.
Mike Ashworth, design and heritage manager at London Underground, said: “The Tube network, like the famous Underground map, has constantly evolved to support London’s growth and prosperity.
“The 2020 map at King’s Cross St.Pancras shows the new stations and rail links we want to deliver – we hope this fun LEGO map will inspire the young engineers of the future to help deliver our vision.”
The LEGO tube maps will also go on display at the London Transport Museum later in the year.