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Scot builds 3ft long Tunnock's Caramel Wafer using only Lego

A creative dad-of-two has built a 3ft long Tunnock's Caramel Wafer - entirely out of Lego.

Published: July 19, 2018
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Bar manager, Graeme Wells constructed the popular Scottish biscuit to showcase at the UK's biggest Lego exposition which arrived in Scotland today (Thur).

The 37-year-old's chocolate wafer sat alongside his lego banners for Irn Bru and Tennants lager as he brought a Scottish twist to the national exhibition.

BrickLive returned to Glasgow - following the success of its debut last year - in what has been called biggest and best show ever.

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Scottish Lego builder Graeme Wells with his Scottish models at Bricks Live at Glasgow SEC. Picture: SWNS

Graeme, from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, said: "I build anything that comes into my head. I love being creative and I like to try new things as well.

"Doing all of this can be time-consuming but it's great fun because the family gets involved too.

"I wanted to do something that was Scottish since we are in Glasgow.

"So when I saw the Caramel Wafer and the Irn Bru around the city, I knew it would be a good idea."

It only took Lego lover Graeme two days to make the construction.

He added: "Things like this don't take me long to do, they are easy to do.

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"I needed to bring a Scottish element to this show.

"I want to make people smile a bit and what more than bringing something that relates to our lifestyle.

"It means a lot for people to appreciate my work which I love doing this in my spare time."

Robert Clarkson, who said he has never grown out of playing with Lego, created a football stadium built from more than 11,500 pieces.

The 60-year-old from Bolton, Greater Manchester, still had England's 6-1 World Cup victory against Panama on the brain when building his Lego creation.

Robert designed a colourful imaginary stadium called the Ogelby Football Stadium which uses some original parts from Lego sets released from 1998 to 2002.
The creation took a month to build with over 11,500 pieces and has 710 mini-figures.

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Left to right; Michael Ashman, 10, Andrew Harkins, 8 and Thomas Harkins, 9, admire fictitious Ogelby Stadium at the BrickLive expo at Glasgow SEC. Picture: SWNS

The retired NHS worker said: "Since I was a kid I have always loved playing with Lego. My children got involved with it but they eventually grew out of it.

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"But for some reason I never grew out of it which is strange. This was my hobby so when I retired I wanted to get more involved with it.

"So with my design, the story is the fans have come to watch international teams.

"I have put Scotland against Panama because it would be interesting to see if Scotland could do better than England's 6-1 win.

"Some of the lego characters in the stadium have interesting stories which I have tried to show in this design.

"For example, ice cream has fallen onto someone's head in the crowd just to the excitement in the game - little stories like that I feel bring it to life."

Jamie Douglas, 39 and from Manchester, crafted the Palace of Westminister.
The design, which took 30 hours to plan and 240 hours to build, is 177cm long and 70cm high.

Jamie said:"Well it is topical at the moment and I did this over the course of five months.

"I have used 50,000 Lego pieces. I would say I have spent a lot designing this -- a four-figure sum.

"I am proud of it, it's nice to hear the comments people make when they see it. I take an interest in politics.

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"My friends and family are impressed by it all. But I really do like it, I'm proud of it. I enjoy building my Lego especially something as large and detailed.

"This is probably the biggest thing I have built. I've built small train stations before but this has to be my best."

This year's event also showcased the hugely popular Brick Built Safari, featuring more than 80 life-like Lego animals displayed in a realistic jungle scene.

One of the standout features was Tenzin the towering Bengal Tiger which took six people a total of 392 hours to create using 84,780 bricks.

And Early Grey the Elephant is constructed from a whopping 271,739 Lego bricks -- taking six people more than 1,600 hours to create.

Glasgow gran Ann McCreadie brought her eight-year-old grandson, Kane, to the event and could not help but be amazed at the unique designs.

The 62-year-old said: "This is the first time I heard about this event and seeing Westminister, just wow, the detail is amazing.

"Kane looks like his blown away by it all. The people that build these things are truly amazing.

"But Kane seems to love building too, yesterday he built a Game Boy by Lego and it took him an hour or so."

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