2013 is the year that marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous and iconic transport systems in the world: the London Underground.
As part of the many celebrations held during the year, Lego and artist Duncan Titmarsh, one of only 13 certified Lego professionals in the world, have produced five 140x100 cm maps each made of over 1000 Lego bricks, representing the history and evolution of the underground map from 1927 to today, the one that we all love and that makes Londoner’s lives a little easier by helping them plan their daily movements.
“I'm sure our customers of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy looking at the five different LEGO maps that show the history and development of the Underground; the Tube network, like the famous Underground map, has constantly evolved to support London's growth and prosperity.”
All the maps, each of which took four days to complete and are on display from 12th June through the summer, have been placed in different stations: in South Kensington the 1927 map, in Piccadilly Circus the 1933 map, in Green Park the map from 1968, in Stratford the current map, and in King’s Cross–St. Pancras the 2020 map, which includes all future extensions.
Later in the year the maps will be moved to the London Transport Museum.
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