During my two trips to New Zealand for work, I never left the North Island, and the beautiful cities and countryside of the South Island have eluded me, so I’m always grateful when I get to travel somewhere new via LEGO bricks. Peter Dennison lives in the lovely city of Dunedin, and has spent the past 5 years building a huge diorama featuring the historic railway station on Anzac Square.
The railway station’s incredibly ornate early 20th-century design — for which architect George Troup earned the nickname “Gingerbread George” — is accurately rendered in LEGO by Pieter, with repetition of white details providing a gloriously fancy texture.
Pieter doesn’t leave out the gardens on Anzac Square, full of square topiaries and colorful flower beds.
The back of the station is also completely detailed, with a covered platform and inset windows overlooking the rail line, with train services that once carried passengers all over the island.