LEGO brick Easter Rising now on display

The General Post Office in Ireland is hosting a 50,000 LEGO brick re-creation of the 1916 Easter Uprising. Paul Derrick is responsible for the model, commemorating 100 years since the historic event.

Paul was intent on the build not taking sides, just reflecting events that occurred with as much historical accuracy as possible. He was keen to represent the event to a younger generation, even enlisting his own children to help construct the model — which led to a greater curiosity about Irish history, as the builder had hoped.

Visitors to the General Post Office in Ireland can see the build on display.

Source: The Times

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Graham

Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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