National Library of Ireland unveils Lego model of its building as major redevelopment work continues.

by Gazette Reporter
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Katherine McSharry, acting Director of The National Library was pictured as The National Library of Ireland unveiled a large-scale Lego model of its building on Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The model has been commissioned alongside the ongoing redevelopment of the main NLI building. The model shows the current building and imagines how the National Library of Ireland might look when the project is complete. Over the last four years, Lego hobbyists David and Breda Fennell worked closely with staff at the National Library of Ireland to create a design that represents the main concepts of the soon-to-be redeveloped Library, and which facilitated creativity and some fun features. The model is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland:  It measures 180cm x 168cm and stands at 60cms high.

National Library of Ireland unveils Lego model of its building as major redevelopment work continues Elodie Kerrigan aged 8 and Katherine McSharry, Acting Director of The National Library. were pictured The National Library of Ireland unveiled a large-scale Lego model of its building on Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

The Lego model will remain in place in the main entrance hall of the National Library on Kildare Street throughout 2022.  No appointments are necessary: just drop in and reimagine your National Library.
Further information on the NLI along with our opening hours can be found on our website www.nli.ie.



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