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Lego brings Berwick Fire Station to life

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A passionate and creative CFA couple from Berwick Fire Brigade have crafted an impressive replica of their fire station using Lego.

Lego brings Berwick Fire Station to life

Last year, firefighters Adrianna Barbu and Jeremy Gillies decided to build a complete miniature replica of the Berwick Fire Station, including the CFA signage, fire trucks and firefighters inside and outside the facility.

The project took around three months to complete.

Adrianna said they had to source Lego pieces from all over Australia and some from overseas to match the shape and colour scheme of the fire station accurately.

“We carefully replicated the entire station to the finest details, such as the pin pad on the turnout door, plant arrangements and even the mops behind the bins at the back of the station,” she said.

“We have incorporated a lighting kit inside the station to light it up for an extra visual effect.

“We also matched about a dozen members with similar looking Lego mini figurines and added small identifying details, which meant members were actually able to recognise themselves within the build.”

The replica was presented to the rest of the brigade at its annual dinner in June last year and was displayed at the station for the next two months.

The entire replica cost the pair around $1500 to bring it life.

“We took pictures of every side of the station and used a program to digitally design the layout the software told us the blocks we required to build it,” Adrianna said.

“This was our first custom build and we enjoyed doing it. We could possibly look to create more CFA facilities in the future.”