Product Idea |

The Blackpool Tower

7 comments

Last Updated . Click "Updates" above to see the latest.

Blackpool Tower is a 518ft observation and radio tower in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The tower's history began in 1890 when a company bought an aquarium on Blackpool's Central Promenade with the intention of building a replica of the Eiffel Tower.

James Maxwell and Charles Tuke were the designers of the tower but both died before it opened in 1894. At the time the total cost was £290,000 and 2500 tonnes of iron were used to build it. The tower is not freestanding but its base is hidden by the building which houses the circus. The tower is a Grade 1 listed building, which is reserved for those of exceptional historic significance and is considered a Victorian masterpiece.

In 2007 Lego produced an exclusive sculpture set - 10181 Eiffel Tower. It contained 3428 pieces and is the tallest Lego structure produced into a set at 1:300 scale of the real tower.

The Lego Blackpool Tower has a similar design to this set, mimicking how the designers of the real Blackpool Tower copied the Eiffel Tower. The crown, however, is different along with the internal cross lattice structure. The tower would make a wonderful addition to any Lego city, it's dark red and gold highlights a beautiful combination and an instant, recognisable icon.