Is This East Gippsland’s Largest Lego Collection?

Victor and the 3,929-piece LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator he completed this week. Photo by Jake Lynch/BRHS

 

Anyone who’s ever had an extended stay in hospital knows it can be a challenge to keep yourself active and entertained.

Some of us turn to crosswords. For others, knitting does the trick. Victor, a patient that has spent a few months with us, has found the perfect hobby to keep his enquiring mind busy – massive and spectacular LEGO projects.

“I like doing things, and I really needed something to do,” Victor said simply. Can’t argue with that.

The 3,929-piece LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator that Victor finished this week is actually just the latest large-scale LEGO construction Victor has completed during his stay.

After a family member sent him some photos of the impressive LEGO selection at Toyworld in Bairnsdale, Victor has put together a 3,599-piece blue Bugatti Chiron (a sports car), a replica of James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin (a mere 1,250 pieces), a 1,686-piece double-decker London bus, a rough terrain crane that stands more than three feet tall, and a Mack truck.

Amazingly, he’s not done yet.

“I’ve probably got time for one or two more,” he said.

Has there even been a BRHS Lego exhibition?

Many thanks to Victor for adding his own special spark of colour and creativity to BRHS with these Lego creations.

(Fun fact: the name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt,” meaning “play well.”)