In 2009,a large Lego house was being built at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking.
A Lego House in Surrey
As the vineyard is near to where we live my husband and I decided we should go and take a look. We visited on many occasions to see the progress.
I was also allowed to take a look at a few of the accessories that were being made to go inside the house. These included a bonsai tree; bottles and cups; a Lego cat; and a bed. The red swivel chair arrived at this time and was impressive.
Over the weeks visiting many times we took a few photos. We also looked online and hey wasn’t that Geoff and I standing in the photo too?
‘But unfortunately, it was obstructing the grape harvest at Denbies so faced demolition. James May wanted to buy it but didn’t have a garden. He sought an owner via Facebook. Legoland rejected it because it cost too much to dismantle, transport and reassemble. When no last-minute buyer was found, the house was destroyed.’
But watching it being built was certainly fascinating and in reply to children’s questions in school, ‘Do you live in a Lego House?’ I could now answer ‘No!’ but I did help make the house for James May at Denbies – well a little bit.
The same year our topic at school was 'Our Neighbourhood', I was inspired me to make a few houses for my classroom display.
My Lego Houses
Having visited Denbies and watched the James May Lego House being built it inspired me to build a few of my own.
Our school topic was ‘Our Neighbourhood’.
I sat in my sunny garden over the summer making each of the houses in turn.
I even made a caravan.
Recently the houses have appeard in my garden where my grandson's Lego houses stand. It is becoming a Fairy village.
Read about the Fairy Houses in my garden Here.
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