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The history of Toronto streetcars as told in LEGO

Posted by Derek Flack / February 12, 2016

toronto streetcars LEGOYou can build just about anything if you're good with LEGO. Case in point, this wonderfully intricate history of Toronto's streetcars by Trevor Parkins-Sciberras. From the city's first trolleys to our new Flexity Outlook models, there's over a century's worth of transit history here.

toronto streetcars legoYou might remember Parkins-Sciberras from his detailed model of the Junction's Campbell Block we wrote about last year. That model included a Haddon horse-drawn car, which is the first in the series. It roamed Toronto's streets from 1861-1891. Other highlights in the collection include iconic vehicles like the Petter Witt, PCC, and the CLRV.

toronto streetcars legoEach of the streetcars is remarkably accurate when you consider the building material. It's hard to pick a favourite, but the bend-ability of the Flexity re-creation is certainly one of the most interesting feats its creator managed to pull off. If you squint, it looks just like the real thing.

Photos via Steampunk Junction.

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