Hobbs End tube station – made from Lego

There is a person who makes tube stations out of Lego. Actually, there are probably quite a few such people, but I was drawn to this Charles Holden style London Underground Station made from Lego, which also included the iconic Hobbs End station name.

For the uninitiated, that was the name of the station being built as part of the Central Line extension in the classic sci-fi movie, Quatermass and the Pit.

I had seen Lego stations before, and Diamond Geezer kindly notified me of the latest addition to the stable this morning.

Charles Holden style London Underground Station made from Lego

Charles Holden style London Underground Station made from Lego

Holden’s last designs for London Transport were in fact, three new stations for the Central line extension in north-east London. These were designed in the 1930s, but were also delayed by the war and were not completed until 1947, which coincidentally is roughly when the film is set.

If I were to be Pick(y), I always thought of Hobbs End as being an extension to the Central Line heading West instead of East – then I try to remember it is a movie, and not a documentary.

More Lego tube stations here.

I wonder if he can provide the model to London Underground to be used at their model railway in the training centre at West Ashfield – as that also has a Hobbs End station.

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10 Comments

  1. Bernie Corbett

    C’est Balham, n’est-ce pas?

  2. Bien vu. Would be good to know how the text and decorative detail was sourced.

  3. Studhead

    The station name and roundel where created by me in Macromedia Fireworks and then applied to paper using an ink-jet printer.

  4. Thanks for the detail, Studhead.

  5. louie

    can yh tell me how to make that

  6. JayVee

    Also being picky, :), “Quatermass and the Pit” was a 1958/1959 BBCtv series before it was a film! (And it’s more likely set in the ’50s than the ’60s)

    • JayVee

      Ooops! I meant “…than the ’40s”

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