Harborough architect has put his time lockdown to good use – by building a Lego model of the town’s famous Old Grammar School

“That love of Lego always stays with you – and you can pick it up with your kids as well"

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:38 am
Market Harborough architect Tark Millican has put his time lockdown to good use – by building a brilliant Lego model of the town’s famous Old Grammar School.

A talented Market Harborough architect has put his time lockdown to good use – by building a brilliant Lego model of the town’s famous Old Grammar School.

Tark Millican, 49, rolled back the years as he relived his childhood bringing Market Harborough’s most totemic landmark to life using his beloved plastic bricks.

“I just did it on a bit of a whim really.

Market Harborough architect Tark Millican has put his time lockdown to good use – by building a brilliant Lego model of the town’s famous Old Grammar School.

“I guess I’ve been into Lego stretching all the way back since I was a little boy of three,” said Tark.

“That love of Lego always stays with you – and you can pick it up with your kids as well.

“We’ve been very busy as architects working with the construction industry throughout the working week.

“But Lego has kept me on my toes and found work for idle thumbs at weekends during the long lockdowns as well as giving a lot of pleasure.

“And I thought what better a model to make than the Old Grammar School.

“It’s iconic, it’s a beautiful striking building that we all know in Market Harborough.

“And I’ve admired it walking past just about every day for the last 15 years to go to the office,” added Tark, who runs Msquare Architects on Talbot Yard, off the High Street.

“I built the school in about a day and I’m really pleased with it.

“Up to now I’ve just built generic buildings, nothing in particular.

“But the unique, emblematic Old Grammar School looks so good that I may now have to dig out other well-known other local landmarks to work on!”