Hobbyists spend countless hours on pet projects but the Piggotts have spent decades.
The father and son duo began on their imaginary Lego city when Micheal was a boy. Dad Gary still has the first Lego piece they bought. He also has one or two more.
The pair have a sprawling city of trains and mono-rails winding over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and through street scenes ranging which include a police officer trying to convince a man not to jump from the top of a building and a team holding a net at the base in case he can’t. Over the water is the Eiffel Tower – and the Taj Mahal.
“The bridge alone took more than 200 hours,” Gary said. “It’s fair to say the kitchen table was out of action for a while.”
The pair displayed at the Bendigo Area Lego Designers on Saturday.
Originally published as Decade-long Lego city build by the Bendigo Advertiser.