Amazing LEGO recreations of Tube maps unveiled

Six-year-old James Apps looks at the 2020 Tube map of the future, made entirely from LEGO Bricks, at King

Six-year-old James Apps looks at the 2020 Tube map of the future, made entirely from LEGO Bricks, at King's Cross Station to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Archant

To celebrate 150 years of London Underground LEGO has recreatied five Tube maps which show how the network has evolved over the years.

The 1933 version of the London Tube map made entirely from LEGO Bricks, which goes on display today at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station to celebrate 150 years of the Tube. Picture: LEGO/PA Wire.The 1933 version of the London Tube map made entirely from LEGO Bricks, which goes on display today at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station to celebrate 150 years of the Tube. Picture: LEGO/PA Wire.

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.

London Underground customer service assistant Christina Habib assists two Canadian tourists as LEGO unveils the 2020 Tube map of the future at King's Cross Station to celebrate 150 years of the tube. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA WireLondon Underground customer service assistant Christina Habib assists two Canadian tourists as LEGO unveils the 2020 Tube map of the future at King's Cross Station to celebrate 150 years of the tube. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

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.

Latest London transportation news

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tsvetomir Georgiev exposed himself to women on many Tube trains (Picture: BTP)

A ‘persistent pervert’ travelled around the London Underground ‘targeting lone women’ - engaging the women in conversation before ‘touching himself inappropriately’ in front of them, inciting ‘considerable fear’.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The capital has been experiencing some stormy weather  (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

At least three planes are thought to have been struck as lightning forked through the skies over the capital.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

South West trains to and from Waterloo station are facing delays of up to 20 minutes this morning - and some services have been cancelled altogether.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Piccadilly Line drivers will not strike this week (Picture: PA Images)

Planned strikes by drivers on London Underground’s Piccadilly line for tomorrow and Thursday have been suspended.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Do you pay attention to the sticker? (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

At least, according to a new politeness survey, that says Brits only THINK we’re the most polite.

Monday, April 25, 2016
The two 20-year-olds drew knives and stabbed each other in front of horrified members of the public (Picture: BTP)

Two men who drew knives and attacked each other viciously in broad daylight at a Croydon tramstop have been given lengthy jail sentences, British Transport Police (BTP) said today.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport