Lonely Planet Writer

Lego exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Lego exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Lego exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Image by Matt Brown / CC BY 2.0

A Lego exhibition on Napoleon’s life and the Battle of Waterloo is being held in the Belgian town of Waterloo this year to mark the 200th anniversary. Close to 1.2 million blocks have been used in the ‘History of Bricks’ exhibition to create scenes depicting the life of Napoleon including his wedding and an eight foot high centrepiece of Les Invalides in Paris – his final resting place. No battle scenes will be found though as it’s against Lego’s policy to depict scenes of a violent nature. Read more and watch the video here: telegraph.co.uk