City Of Bangor - Dinas Bangor
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The City Of Bangor dates back to the early 6th century AD and has several significant sites, although I could not include the war memorials and religious buildings.
I have included the following within this build:
- Garth Pier: Built as a promenade pier, opening in 1893, this is the second longest pier in Wales.
- St. Deiniol Golf Club: With an 18 hole James Braid course overlooking the city this club was founded in 1906.
- Clock Tower: The focal point of the longest high street in Wales, this Grade II listed tower was built in 1886.
- Penrhyn Castle: Dating back to 1438, the current Grade I listed building was built around 1830.
- Y Caban: A controversial art installation erected in 2015 representing a welsh quarryman's 'lunch hall'.
- University: Under Royal Charter since 1885, the Grade I listed main building had it's foundation stone laid by King Edward VII in 1907 and formally opened by King George V in 1911.
- Menai Suspension Bridge: Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 this Grade I listed bridge links Bangor to the island of Anglesey and is even mentioned in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass.
I have given them a backdrop of three of Snowdonia's mountains that are visable from the city:
- Clogwyn y Geifr: Known locally as "The Devil's Kitchen" this 600m high moutain is part of Wales' first nature reserve, Cwm Idwal, which was popular with Charles Darwin.
- Garnedd Ugain: Wales second highest mountain with a distinctive pyramid summit, over 1km high.
- Snowdon: Wales highest mountain, also over 1km high, with the Hafod Eryri vistors center at it's summit reachable by the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Hiding in the back is a mouse, a reference to the wooden mice hidden throughout the Cathedral by master carpenter Robert Thompson. See if you can spot it.
Within this 870 piece set I have included as much detail as possible with only the clock tower requiring printed tiles. There are a few interesting features such as the sunken flag pole and inverted bricks to produce castle features which should make this an interesting and varied build.
"Didn't we have a lovely time, the day we went to Bangor?" ('Daytrip To Bangor', Fiddler's Dram, 1979)
I hope you support this set depicting the city which I am proud to have grown up in.
Although the IP of most buildings lies with the Bangor City Council I must acknowledge that other parties may be involved, including the 'St. Deiniol Golf Club', 'National Trust', 'University Of Bangor' and 'Snowdonia National Park'. I do this in the hope that this submission will not be denied for multiple IPs as it is in line with most of the official LEGO Architecture range and such projects would not be possible without this concession.