The Forth Road Bridge turned 50 in 2014. To mark this historic occasion, the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) asked us to recreate the iconic structure in LEGO bricks.
Representing a 2.5Km long bridge in LEGO is no mean feat, especially when using minifigure scale (1:50)! To allow the public to get as close to the bridge as possible & see the detail, a single tower was designed showing the famous cruciform structures & specifics of the undercarriage. To accommodate the strict safety requirements for its display, a steelwork substructure was designed & manufactured by FETA, to ensure that it stays upright & static even if someone were to lean on it with their full weight!
200Kg of steel and 10,000 LEGO bricks later - the model was put on display in the National Museum of Scotland as part of the Forth Bridges' Festival to an amazing reception.