ArcellorMittal Orbit

Designed by artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit was built to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games

Since the games, the sculpture has become an icon of east London and is visible from miles around. Built using 2000 tonnes of donated steel by ArcelorMittal, the structure is comprised of hundreds of individual steel joints and beams.

To celebrate the half term holidays, I was commissioned to not only bring an exhibition to the viewing gallery of the ArcelorMittal orbit but also to attempt to build the structure from LEGO bricks!

The 'Bricks in the Sky' exhibition comprised a number of iconic London landmarks, famous worldwide structures and of course the London Olympics model build in 2012. 

Building the ArcelorMittal Orbit, live in front of the public over a period of 9 days turned out to be a particular challenge - as you can see from the videos below!

The Bricks in the Sky Exhibition as covered by the London Evening Standard