James May’s Lego House Sale Left in Pieces
As tough as the housing market is, it is a crying shame that the loving Lego creation of Top Gear presenter James May failed to find a buyer, after Legoland refused to buy the two-story, fully functioning Lego house.
May’s ambitious childhood dream to build a Lego house that people could actually live in became a reality when the project was undertaken as part of his BBC Two show Toy Stories.
The house, which included a working internal plumbing system, providing a proper Lego shower and toilet facility, took over 1,000 volunteers and 3.2 million bricks to build.
The house was due to be moved from its original foundations in Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking to Legoland Windsor, but the theme park reneged on the deal after it deemed the relocation cost of £50,000 ($82,000) too expensive.
May appealed to Lego fans on Facebook and through the Top Gear website to try and find a buyer, but to no avail.
The disgruntled presenter spent a night in his self constructed mansion before it was dismantled yesterday. Speaking to the Top Gear website, May said: “I had the best night’s sleep for a long time”. Understandably, “the bed was a bit hard but I slept like a brick.”
Meanwhile, the hunt is still on for Fusker, the Lego cat which May says is based on his real life cat. The constructed feline went missing after security allowed a few members of the public to have a look around the house before being dismantled.
The presenter has made an appeal for Fusker to be returned to him.