Builder Spotlight: Ed Diment
Ed is a professional LEGO builder -- one of only two in the UK -- who currently works for Bright Bricks. At previous GWLS shows he's contributed huge models such as the 7m-long HMS Intrepid and has helped create many others, incuding the Westminster Abbey model that was at last year's show.
He also built the giant LEGO handbag you may have seen in Swindon's designer outlet opposite the STEAM museum.
Ed is chairman of the Brickish Association, the UK club for AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) and organises and attends many events run with the association’s members.
This year Ed will be bringing a model of the London 2012 Olympic stadium that was on display in John Lewis, Westfield, Stratford over the summer.
The model is a cut-away version allowing you to see all the detail inside, including the running track and the crowd of around 6,000 minifigures! The model is 3.6 metres wide, 1.8 metres deep and nearly 1 metre tall and contains approximately 100,000 LEGO bricks. Ed was helped by a team of builders, Stuart Crawshaw, Naomi Farr and Annie Diment, with the team taking around two months to complete the model.
You can find out more about it, and other projects Ed has worked on, at the Bright Bricks website.