The world’s biggest LEGO bridge will go on display in Liverpool city centre next month.
The Guinness World Record holding structure is 31 metres long and will be assembled from more than 200,000 individual bricks.
Designed for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and originally based at its Westminster headquarters, the three-meter tall bridge will be installed on Old Hall Street on 9-10 August.
Situated inside The Capital Building, it will then be on display to the public on 11 August.
Bill Addy, chief executive of the Liverpool BID Company, which represents 1,500 city centre businesses and is a key sponsor for the project, says: “We didn’t hesitate in seizing this opportunity to host the amazing ICE world record LEGO bridge in the commercial district.
“From children to adults, LEGO is universal in its appeal – and this will surely be one of the must-visit attractions in the city.
“Our levy payers – including many wonderful shops, cafés and restaurants in and around Old Hall Street – will benefit hugely from the increased footfall that the project will generate, and the local business community in the area will have a new place to visit during lunch break.
“We are very excited for construction to begin and seeing the finished bridge in all its glory!”
Darrell Matthews, North West regional director of the ICE, adds: “It’s LEGO and it’s fun, but also some of the children who come to marvel at this bridge will perhaps start to think about becoming a civil engineer one day – when they’ll get the chance to build real bridges like the new Mersey Gateway, or roads, tunnels, railways, tramways, energy systems and all the other infrastructure that literally shapes the world.”