Tag Archive for Duncan Titmarsh

Guardians’ Rocket & Groot time lapse build

GuardiansBright Bricks movie maker Will Powell has been in touch to let us know of this cool video he put together for Marvel!

The time lapse video shows how Duncan Titmarsh‘s team spent 300 hours putting together this incredible Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of The Galaxy!

The film opens in the UK on 31st July and stars Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax and the voices of Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon!

LEGO Bus Stop in West End of London

LEGO Bus StopA bus stop made entirely of LEGO!

Duncan Titmarsh and his Bright Bricks team have built a bus shelter/stop from LEGO!

Complete with shelter this amazing work has been erected on Regent Street in the West End of London!

Bright Bricks LEGO Rolls Royce Engine time lapse

Rolls RoyceDuncan Titmarsh and his Bright Bricks team have uploaded a video of the LEGO Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Jet Engine!

The incredible build has recently been on display at the Swindon Steam Museum. Comprising of 150,000 pieces the Engine was constructed back in 2012.

Durham Cathedral in LEGO

Durham Cathedral have been in touch regarding the ongoing fundraising project Open Treasure, Open Treasure. The development project aims to “open up this magnificent building further, contribute to its conservation and ensure that entry remains free for everyone”.

The LEGO building was designed by Duncan Titmarsh and his Bright Bricks team. It is estimated the build, which will take two to three years to complete, will consist of 300,000 bricks with expected dimensions of 3.84m long, 1.53m wide and 1.7m tall.

So far the project has raised £20,000 in the ten weeks it has been running and has attracted contributors from as far away as Germany and former England cricketer Phil Tuffnell!

So how can you get involved? Well here is a bit of background on Durham Cathedral and how you can go about contributing to this worthwhile cause.

In 1093 the foundations of Durham Cathedral were laid. 40 years later the magnificent structure was completed and it has dominated the city’s skyline ever since.

With the pioneering spirit of the Cathedral’s founder, Bishop William of St Calais, as our inspiration, we hope to recreate the construction of Durham Cathedral in LEGO bricks to raise funds for Open Treasure. This development project will transform public access to some of the Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces and to the breathtaking collections that it has acquired over the centuries.

The 200,000 brick model will be as accurate a scale representation of the Cathedral as possible, spanning 3.84m metres in length, 1.53 metres wide and 1.7 metres in height.

The LEGO Quire and Nave will slide apart so that the interior of the Cathedral can also be viewed. On completion of the build there will then be the chance to help re-create the Miner’s Gala service in the Nave using LEGO Mini-figures.

How can you get involved?

To build this impressive model we need your help and invite you to support us by buying a brick. For every £1 donated, one LEGO brick will be added to the Cathedral. Each LEGO brick laid will represent support for the Cathedral’s Open Treasure project and signify coming together as a community to achieve great things, just as the Community of St Cuthbert did nearly one thousand years ago.

How to donate?

There are three different ways you can lend your support.

1. In Person

Come and visit us at the Cathedral and see first-hand how the model is progressing. You will have the opportunity to buy bricks and personally place them on the structure with the help of our trained LEGO volunteers.

Opening times are;

Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

2. Online

You can add bricks to the model any time by visiting www.durhamcathedral.co.uk and donating online. Once you’ve donated you can watch the progress of the model to date and receive a special thank you from one of our celebrity Open Treasure Champions.

You can choose to come in and build your donated section in person or with a group of friends. Alternatively our team of trained LEGO volunteers will add your bricks for you.

Everyone who makes a gift of £5 or more will be listed on our website and in a special inaugural exhibition brochure for Open Treasure. Your name will also feature in the Durham Times, an Open Treasure Media Partner, and we will be sure to send you regular updates on the Cathedral, the Open Treasure project and of course, the construction of the LEGO model.

3. By post

If you would like to send a donation by post, email info@builtwithbricks.co.uk and we will forward you a copy of the PDF to print, complete and return.

Bright Bricks LEGO Roman table

Bright BricksBright Bricks, the company run by the UK’s only certified LEGO professional Duncan Titmarsh have created the amazing Roman LEGO table complete with LEGO apples, oranges, grapes, bread, meat and a very interesting use of tree pieces for lettuce leaves!

The display which was built with 75,000 bricks is currently on display at Winchester Museum.

If you can’t make it there to see the stunning piece in person, check out this time lapse video of the build courtesy of Bright Bricks YouTube channel!

Daily Mail interview with Duncan Titmarsh

Duncan TitmarshDuncan Titmarsh talks to The Daily Mail’s website about Bright Bricks, how he became the UK’s first certified LEGO builder and the variety of projects he has worked on!

 

Duncan Titmarsh LEGO masterclass!

The UK’s only certified LEGO builder Duncan Titmarsh teaches kids how to make a LEGO sphere in this little video from The Portsmouth News.

The workshops are part of the LEGO Mania Trail run by Westbury Manor Museum.

Also on display at Westbury Manor is a LEGO model of Concorde almost 6ft long. The model is at the museum to commemorate aviation pioneer Peter Twiss, who lived in Titchfield until his death in 2011.

Duncan Titmarsh talks to Basingstoke Gazette

Duncan Titmarsh is the UK’s only LEGO certified builder and he has been talking to the Bazingstoke Gazette about LEGO Mania 2013 at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, his love affair with LEGO and his LEGO certified business Bright Bricks.

For more on the event which runs until the 14th April click here

I dream in LEGO

A few days ago we posted a photo of the giant LEGO Advent Calender on display at Covent Garden… well the BBC news website have posted a short documentary video charting the progress of the build by Duncan Titmarsh – one of 13 certified LEGO builders/sculpters.

I dream in LEGO…