LEGO® Lake District

Museum of Making26 January 2024 - 14 April 2024

Dive into the world of LEGO® at the Museum of Making

Artist Jon Tordoff has been on a mission to recreate England’s Lake District out of LEGO® bricks. During the first COVID lockdown, Jon became inspired by his lifelong interest in LEGO® and his love of the Lake District and began creating landscapes out of bricks in his Derbyshire home. He hasn’t stopped building since…

The 12.3 square metre model is made up of over 200,000 LEGO® pieces and started with Jon’s favourite spot, Buttermere, but now includes landmarks Crummock Water, Ennerdale, Honister, Borrowdale and Derwentwater. It represents 47 square miles of the Lake District, at a small but exceptionally detailed scale. With plans to expand into Keswick and beyond, it doesn’t look like Jon will be finished any time soon!

LEGO® Lake District includes an activity space for budding builders of all ages to create their own miniature models and put these on temporary display. We have also installed LEGO® trails across our three sites including Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford’s House.

During the exhibition, Jon will be on-site on set days working on the model and this is your opportunity to see the project grow and develop whilst on display at the Museum of Making.

Jon will be in the gallery: 

Saturday 17 February 

Sunday 18 February 

Friday 23 February 

Saturday 24 February 


We have a series of LEGO® themed activities, check our website for details!

Drop-in exhibition, Suitable for all.

Please note, our exhibition is not endorsed/supported by The LEGO® Group.

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