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Lego builders Titanic effort
Tuesday 19th August 2014 @ 10:00 by Max Wieland
Community News

An Ashton resident, also dubbed ‘lego artist’, exceeded his own expectations recently when he unveiled his 5ft 10in lego masterpiece of the Titanic.

Lego lover Paul Mather started the human-sized creation back on January 3.

Despite the longevity and problems that occurred during the building process, John admitted it was a pleasure to complete and well worth the effort.

He told the Reporter: “When it was first being built, I realised the front didn’t really look like the front of a ship, so I started again to perfect it.”

Questioned about his motive for building the ship, he expressed his desire to buy a new car, but admitted it became much more than a money making scheme.

He added: “The main reason for building the ship was purely down to buying a more reliable car, however, once I shared it on twitter, it went a little crazy.”

The social networking site created a platform for Paul to showcase his work, with interest shown from several reputable companies including Legoland, an interview with famous Lego artist Warren Elsmore and Titanic Group White Star all complimenting him on the achievement.

Paul’s future ambitions are to bring creativity and artistry to Tameside, with Lego events held monthly so local families can build big models and show them off.

The Stalybridge Labour Club is next on Paul’s agenda where his masterpiece will be on show for all to see. Dubbed “The BIG Brick Charity Event”, he will be supporting numerous local charities on the day including Reubens Retreat, Teenage Cancer Trust and Stroke Association.

The event takes place on Sunday 14th September and runs from 11am-4pm.