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.
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.