Lego Buckingham Palace

I spent the afternoon today working on my latest Lego London landmark: Buckingham Palace!


I was impressed right from the start with the tiling that represents the street, the gardens, and the pedestrian access:


There were tons of tiny pieces in this set. I also encountered some very unique building techniques, but it still came together rather quickly.





As always, I was impressed with the level of detail in the set, including the fence out front, the double decker bus (my third of varying sizes!), the flag flying over the palace (I guess Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is in?), and the Victoria Memorial out front:

One of the best parts of the Architecture series are the instruction books. They don’t just include directions for building the model, they also include a history of the building, trivia, and some beautiful photos!


I’m very happy with how it turned out!


We now have Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace decorating our living room. The large-scale Big Ben will be joining them eventually (the smaller Architecture model is in our school room), and I’ve heard a rumor that next year, there is also going to be a Lego London skyline Architecture set, which I’m really excited about! The more London landmarks that decorate our home, the happier I am. Even if I can’t visit that city, I can admire its beautiful architecture, Lego style!

Quote of the Day

In honor of the Royal Wedding, I thought I’d share two of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. I always respected her for being a kind, yet spunky woman, and the more I read about her, the more my admiration of her grows. She was definitely a strong and determined woman, and it showed in the way she lived her life.

On being advised to send her children to Canada during World War II:

“The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave the King. And the King will never leave.”

On the bombing of Buckingham Palace, also during World War II:

“I’m glad we’ve been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.”

What an example of strength and loyalty to her husband and her nation!