The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. It was the first public national museum in the world, and its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.
The Greek Revival façade facing Great Russell Street is characteristic of architect Sir Robert Smirke, with 44 columns in the Ionic order - or in this case, lightsabers! The Queen Elizabeth II Great Court at the centre of the British Museum is the largest covered square in Europe. At the centre of the Great Court is the Reading Room, open to any member of the public who wishes to read there.
This design uses a 30x26 base (the same as the recent Trafalgar Square set) and recreates the main entrance facade and half of the Great Court. There are removable sides to reveal signature artifacts from the museums collection, including the Rosetta Stone, the Colossal Granite Head of Amenhotep III, and the Elgin Marbles.