Architect Sir David Adjaye partners with the LEGO Group to construct symbolic sculpture

The third in a series of videos showcasing worldwide creators teaming up with children has released, continuing the LEGO Group’s Rebuild the World campaign with a cultural symbol. 

Sir David Adjaye is the latest Rebuild the World creator, who follows in the footsteps of Alexa Meade and Billy Porter and has sought the help of children in an imaginative building project. 

The internationally acclaimed architect turned his eyes towards Ghana for his Rebuild the World model, choosing to design something significant to the people there, eventually settling on the motif at the centre of Black Star Square of Accra, a city in Ghana. The video showcases how he used a computer program to create his own interpretation, before handing it over to some Ghanian children. 

The young builders can be seen setting to work on the sculpture, adding their own touches to it and transforming the symbol into something even more personal to them. If you didn’t already know the Black Star features on the Ghanaian national flag to represent their independence, and it even has a landmark in the city in Accra. 

“What’s amazing is that the kids really understood these four stars clustered together as a platform to build another city,” said Sir David Adjaye “What you’re looking at is almost like a sort of futuristic city and they’ve actually understood the symbolism.” 

There’s just one video left in this series of global creators joining with the LEGO Group’s Rebuild the World program, and we’ll keep you updated on when the final chapter in the collection arrives.  

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