Scotland's famous battles brought to life with million LEGO pieces

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-06 01:11:06|Editor: yan
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LONDON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Famous battles in British history have been created with LEGO building bricks at Scotland's Stirling Castle.

Visitors to the castle can step back in time to explore Scotland's Jacobite history through the magic of a million LEGO pieces with a brand new exhibition which is on display at the iconic castle until Feb. 2.

Features include the Fight for Britain's Throne, depicting key locations involved in the historic Jacobite story with 2,000 soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

Miniature recreations of two sites in the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have also been built using LEGO pieces, the medieval tower house Corgarff Castle and Ruthven Barracks, the bulwark against the Jacobites built by King George II's government in the early 1700s.

The spectacular 6-meter by 3-meter model has been painstakingly crafted by Brick to the Past, a team of volunteer LEGO and history enthusiasts who specialize in creating massive, detailed and meticulously researched historically themed LEGO models.

Dan Harris of Brick to the Past said: "As 2017 is Scotland's year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we wanted to join in with the celebrations and struck upon the Jacobite Risings as great topic that represented a pivotal moment in not only Scottish history, but in British history too.

"It also gave us an opportunity to take on Scotland's dramatic landscape, so we have built mountains, rivers, forests and animals that are designed to represent those of the highlands.

"It's really exciting to be on display at Stirling Castle. It's an incredible venue with so much history!"

Liz Grant, Executive Manager of Stirling Castle, said: "We're very excited to be bringing this exhibition to Stirling Castle - the first time it will go on display in Scotland."

"LEGO offers a fun way to engage younger audiences with our historic sites, and I'm sure it will prove popular with 'big kids' too."