South East Wales

Cadw bid to immortalise Caerphilly castle in Lego

The model has a year to get 10,000 public votes Image copyright Cadw
Image caption The model has a year to get 10,000 public votes

Caerphilly Castle could soon be immortalised in Lego alongside world famous monuments like the Louvre and Rialto Bridge.

If successful in its bid, the 745-year-old castle would be the first ever Welsh Lego kit.

Cadw have entered a specially commissioned replica of the castle to Lego Ideas.

It has a year to get 10,000 public votes, before being considered by a panel of experts.

Image copyright Samuel Levy/ Cadw
Image caption The Lego model sits alongside the real castle

The model, created by Lego artist Adeel Zubair of Cardiff-based Little Big Art, features Welsh flags and the moats and leaning tower that characterise Caerphilly.

Cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure, Ken Skates AM, said: "Wales has an incredible history that we are all immensely proud of and Caerphilly Castle is deserving of a spot in the Lego architecture range.

"I hope that the people of Wales support our bid which could see the model available in Lego stores the world over - one day we may even see a Welsh collection featuring more of our inspiring sites."

Andy Morris, owner of Little Big Art, said: "It is great to think that people the world over could have the chance to create Wales' largest castle and then hold it in the palm of their hands."

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