Building Lego York helps defeat Ruaidri and his father’s lockdown
A LEGO fan from York and his dad helped fight lockdown boredom by recreating parts of our wonderful town in miniature with a little help from FaceTime.
Ruaidri McCrohan, 27, who lives in Clifton Moor, and his father, Richard, 63, who lives in Shropshire, have used their love of Lego to recreate many of York’s famous landmarks, the Cathedral and the Tower of Clifford at the Yorkshire Museum and the train station.
Ruaidri said: “During the lockdown, I was fired from my job at HMV, and my fiancee, Hayley, works as a nurse at York Hospital, so other than keeping the house spotless and making dinners I have had to find things to keep me. busy and it usually ends up watching me on TV or on my PS4.
“My dad, on the other hand, was busy designing and building these Lego sets using links. He’s always been better than me at building Lego, loves the range of architecture and has spent part of his lockdown designing towns he has lived in before, his most recent being the Norwich skyline . He surprised me by giving me this set from York. There he designed the station, Micklegate, Coney Street, Clifford’s Tower, the museum and the minister.
“He gave me a rule and it was that I was not allowed to build it unless my fiancee was at work. I decided that every time I was going to build it, I would give my dad a video call and we could “build” it together. These calls meant a lot to me, as my dad and I haven’t done anything like it in a very long time, it took me back in time. When finished I posted it on Facebook and it was great to see reviews and even other Lego sets that others have designed from York. It was a good thing to do with my dad, even if it was virtual, but coming home with a one-of-a-kind Lego set was as good as spending time with him.
For designs go to bricklink.com/v3/studio/design.page?idModel=204273