The Forth Bridge is Scotland’s sixth World Heritage Site and is one of the most famous balanced cantilever bridges in the world. The designer of this project has described the hurdles he had to overcome when it came to recreating the landmark.
When it came to the sheer scale of the real-life location, michaeldineen7 chose to submit just one of the three portions of the bridge as the project, to make it more practical to display. He does imagine that should the project become a reality, fans of the real-life 2.4-kilometre-long bridge will be able to put three of the set together to form the slightly shorter 1.45-metre replica.
The project took four months to design and uses no new elements. However, it does use new colours of existing bricks to capture the red steel of Forth Bridge. The Twitter account for the landmark shared the project just a few days ago, potentially causing the surge in support that brought this build one step closer to reality.
This is the 21st project in what is becoming a very full LEGO Ideas review stage. The full list of projects in the current round are as follows:
A Nice Day at the Farm
The Castle of Brickwood Forest
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Paradise
NASA’s SLS & Artemis
Metroid: Samus Aran’s Gunship
Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda)
The Karate Kid “Wax On, Wax Off”
Scania Next Generation S730
4½-Litre 1927-31 Bentley ‘Blower’
Asterix and Obelix
The Simpsons – The Krusty Burger
The House of Chocolate
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Castle of Lord Afol and the Black Knights
Among Us: The Skeld Detailed Map