Lego brings the Berwick fire station to life
A passionate and creative CFA couple from the Berwick Fire Department designed an impressive replica of their fire station using Lego.
Last year firefighters Adrianna Barbu and Jeremy Gillies decided to build a full miniature replica of the Berwick fire station, including CFA signage, fire engines and firefighters inside and out. of the installation.
The project lasted about three months.
Adrianna said they need to source Lego pieces from all over Australia and some from overseas to accurately match the shape and colors of the fire station.
“We have carefully reproduced the entire station down to the smallest detail, such as the numeric keypad on the switch gate, the plant arrangements and even the mops behind the bins at the back of the station”, a- she declared.
“We have integrated a lighting kit inside the station to light it up for an additional visual effect.
“We also matched a dozen members with similar-looking Lego minifigures and added little identifying details, which made the members recognize themselves in the build.
The replica was presented to the rest of the brigade at their annual dinner in June of last year and was on display at the station for the next two months.
The entire replica cost the pair around $ 1,500 to bring it to life.
“We took pictures of either side of the station and used a program to digitally design the layout, the software told us which blocks we needed to build it,” Adrianna said.
“It was our first custom release and we loved doing it. We could perhaps consider creating more CFA facilities in the future. “