We built a recreation of the oldest part of Beverley Library which was displayed inside the library for several months. The building itself has some features which are quite hard to replicate in LEGO® bricks and we enjoyed the challenge. Below is a time-lapse video of the build being created. Film courtesy of East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service and produced by R&R Studios.
Beverley North Bar Within/Without Build
In order to build the North Bar within/without we had to use LEGO® plates instead of bricks to re-create the narrower Medieval type of brick that the Bar is predominantly built from. We also added an imagined part of the adjoining buildings interiors as we couldn’t access them. This was to add a sense of everyday modern life to the build. Lastly we built an iconic Bar bus, a special bus that was custom built with a shaped roof so that it could fit through the low Bar itself.
Beverley Market Cross
The Market Cross presented a few small challenges in that parts of it are quite ornate. To enable us to create some of the parts that sit atop the roof we had to modify standard LEGO® pieces in order to accept the size of LEGO® parts that would not normally fit together. We then added some of the modern day surroundings and street furniture to the build. Below is a time-lapse video of the build. Film courtesy of East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service and produced by R&R Studios.
We built the Guildhall to a bigger scale than our standard working scale due to the limitations of the available LEGO® pieces which meant that we couldn’t include minifigures in this build. However we were pleased with the build and even managed to include some interior views inside the two visible rooms including a printed version of a painting by renowned local artist Fred Elwell.
We also built some custom minifigures for a competition challenge and we also recreated some of the items that are a part of the Treasure House’s collections. Photos below.