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I am proud to present to you my vision of Battersea Power Station in mircoscale. I believe it ticks all the right boxes to be part of the Lego Architecture range.
Since first built, Battersea has held iconic status as one of London's most prominent riverside landmarks and has remained in popular culture ever since, appearing on the cover of Pink Floyd 1977 album 'Animals' and in countless images of London. Station 'A' was decommissioned in 1975 and Station 'B' in 1983 and the building has stood derelict ever since.
Battersea Power Station was designed to be constructed in 2 stages. Station A was built 1929-35 and Station B 1937-41, the fourth (SE) chimney was added in 1955. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was commissioned as consulting architect in 1929, after construction had begun, to refashion the exterior to appease adverse public reaction.
Battersea was the first British power station to rationalise large-scale electricity distribution under the National Grid (established 1927-33), supplying almost a fifth of London's electricity on completion. It was the first super station, to produce 400,000 kilowatts and is the largest brick building in Europe. It was also a masterpiece of industrial design with a major architectural quality, over and above that seen in contemporary national grid stations.
The build consists of a black base, which could potentially feature the name of the building on its side, as often seen on Lego's famous architecture range.
The iconic four white chimneys have been carefully modeled and some white smoke has been designed for added authenticity.
The brick and glass work tries to replicate the original build as much as possible.
The model consists of 650 pieces, which is a reasonable number of parts for a Lego Architecture set.