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Lego bus stop arrives in Regent Street, London

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June 27, 2014

The Lego bus stop is based in London's Regent Street (Photo: TfL)

The Lego bus stop is based in London's Regent Street (Photo: TfL)

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Those planning on taking a bus to or from London's Regent Street in the next few weeks can look forward to a more interesting journey, as a new fully-functional bus stop made primarily from Lego has been installed in the vicinity.

Situated near to Hamley's toy shop, the bus stop was constructed over 14 days using around 100,000 Lego bricks, by a man boasting the enviable title of "UK's only genuinely certified Lego Professional," Duncan Titmarsh. The bare shell of the structure was provided by engineering firm Trueform.

It took a total of 14 days to build and will be in place until July 15 (Photo: TfL)

The bus stop was installed as part of Transport for London's year of the bus campaign, which is currently running to honor several important bus-related anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Routemaster bus and 75th anniversary of the RT-type bus. It's also 100 years since London buses were sent to the Western Front during the First World War.

"We are delighted to team up with Lego and Trueform to offer our passengers a bit of fun on their journey," said Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s Managing Director of Surface Transport. "Many thousands of people pass along Regent Street each day and we hope the new shelter will bring a smile to the face of even a hardened commuter."

The Lego bus stop will be in place until July 15.

Source: Transport for London

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