London Underground marks its 150th anniversary with special edition Tube maps made with Lego
To mark its 150th anniversary, London Underground has created five special edition Tube maps completely made with Lego, that are going to be displayed in the ticket halls of some of the most iconic London Tube stations from the 12th of June 2013 onwards.
The public will have the chance to learn more about London Underground's history, and even to get a glance of the future, as the Lego Tube maps focus on different Underground ages from 1933 to 2020 to describe how the network has evolved over the years and how it will most likely look like in the near future.
The Lego map that will be on display in South Kensington station is based on the original Stingemore map from 1927, while the one in Piccadilly Circus reproduces an Harry Beck’s 1933 original map. Green Park will host representation of the 1968 underground network, Stratford the one dedicated to the current situation, while in King’s Cross it will be possible to take a peak at how the London Tube could potentially look like in 2020.
Duncan Titmarsh, who can proudly boast to be the only certified Lego professional in the UK (apparently there are only 13 in the world), is the man behind the five creations, each made with over 1,000 Lego bricks.
Mike Ashworth - Design and Heritage Manager at London Underground - has declared: "Lego have done a wonderful job of recreating our internationally recognized Tube map. I’m sure our customers of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy looking at the five different Lego maps that show the history and development of the Underground."
"The Tube network, like the famous Underground map, has constantly evolved to support London’s growth and prosperity. The 2020 map at King’s Cross St. Pancras shows the new stations and rail links we want to deliver – we hope this fun Lego map will inspire the young engineers of the future to help deliver our vision."