Lego Acropolis: Taking It Piece By Piece

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 19 February 2015
Lego Acropolis: Taking It Piece By Piece

The University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum offers the Acropolis Museum a Lego Acropolis. The model features the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the smaller Erechtheion temple and the site's monumental gateway, the Propylaea. The LEGO model displays the Acropolis both as it was in the fifth century BC and today, as one of Greece's most popular tourist attractions.

Captured in LEGO are some of the Acropolis' more famous visitors including Pericles, Lord Elgin, Dame Agatha Christie, and even Elton John. Michael Turner, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, says the Acropolis Museum emailed him" asking if it could borrow the model to attract younger visitors. "

After a largely sleepless night, I got back to the museum and said no, they couldn't borrow it … we'd give it Nicholson Museum’s Greek collection contains artefacts representative of the material culture of the Greek mainland, islands and surrounding regions, from the Bronze Age through to the Late Hellenistic period. to them."

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