8 Amazing Lego Models To Inspire Your Kids

Lego is a classic enduring toy for children and adults alike.
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Is there a house with kids anywhere in the western world that doesn’t have some Lego? The ubiquitous toy is infinitely versatile. In minutes, your kids can build anything from a unicorn to a spaceship. 

Many of us never grow out of Lego. It remains a joy for all ages. One of the many little bonuses of having kids is that you get to play with it all over again. Some adults even make a career out of Lego building. The so-called Master Builders create gigantic works of art for exhibitions, theme parks and department stores.  

Of course, you could visit Legoland to see a fine collection of brick wonders. But the versatile building blocks can also be found out in the wild, sometimes in the most unlikely places. Here we round up some of the best Lego models we’ve found on our explorations.

Dinosaurs

This T-Rex model was one of many creations at the touring Art of the Brick exhibition.

Rooooaaaarrr!! This incredible T-Rex model was one of many incredible creations at the touring Art of the Brick exhibition. The skeletal reptile was created by Master Builder Nathan Sawaya, along with some 60 other models. It’s also good to see that he’s depicted the dinosaur in the correct pose!

Brick St Nics

This T-Rex model was one of many creations at the touring Art of the Brick exhibition.

Christmas time is always a good opportunity to spot creative uses of Lego. Many department stores will have impressive displays, but these two chaps were found outdoors. The first is from Legoland Windsor, while the Santa below graced Covent Garden during the 2020 season.

This Santa graced Covent Garden during the 2020 season.

Sorting Hat

If your kids want to know which Hogwarts house they’d be placed in, find out at Hamleys.

Here’s some Lego you can interact with. If your kids have always wondered which Hogwarts house they’d be placed in, take them to Hamleys toy store in London. The basement area is largely given over to Harry Potter toys, including a range of giant Lego models (see also top image). Best of all is this masterpiece showing the Hogwarts sorting hat doing its thing. My daughter ended up in Hufflepuff, in case you’re wondering.

Lego Queen

HM Queen Elizabeth II is also memorialised in Brick within the walls of Hamleys.

Few people in the world are more famous than Harry Potter, but here’s one. HM Queen Elizabeth II is also memorialised in Brick within the walls of Hamleys. Here she is, immortalised on a plastic throne with a cute little corgi by her side. 

Harry and Meghan

This picture of Harry and Meghan shows the versatility of Lego.

I spotted further plastic royalty at Windsor and Eton station in 2018. This clever picture of Harry and Meghan, which coincided with their wedding, shows the versatility of Lego. It’s possible to make realistic portraits as well as three-dimensional models. 

Sit With Shakespeare on a Tube Train

To Build or Not to Build, ponders this brickish Bard within London’s Lego Store.

To Build or Not to Build, ponders this brickish Bard within London’s Lego Store. This intricate Fakespeare can be found just metres from his famous statue in Leicester Square. Creating something as intricate as this would be beyond the powers of most of us, but then you take a step back and discover that the writer is seated within an even larger model -- that of a London tube train. Better yet, there’s space on the bench beside him, and you’re welcome to take photos within the model.

Get the tube with the bard.

Lego Big Ben

London’s Lego store contains many other wonders including Big Ben.

London’s Lego store contains many other wonders, including a Lego tube map and phone box. Perhaps my favourite, though, is this humongous model of Big Ben (properly known as the Elizabeth Tower). It’s hard to appreciate the scale from ground level, so head up to the first floor to see the famous mock clock in all its brickish glory.

Stonehenge

Big Ben isn’t the only landmark to be rendered in Lego.

Big Ben isn’t the only landmark to be rendered in Lego. Renowned Master Builder Warren Elsmore created many of the world’s most famous sites for a book, including this detailed version of Stonehenge.

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