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Tube maps made from Lego

Updated 1639 GMT (0039 HKT) June 14, 2013
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To celebrate its 150th anniversary, London Underground has created a series of Tube maps made entirely from Lego. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
The maps show how the Underground looked at various points in its history, and provide a futuristic impression of the network. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Each map is made up of more than a thousand Lego bricks and took at least four days to build (but kids didn't build them). Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
The Tube is one old railway -- in fact, the world's oldest underground train system. Steam-powered carriages were used when it opened in 1863. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
"Ghost stations": The Underground has many disused stops, some retaining original platform furniture and advertising. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
"We hope the maps will inspire the young engineers of the future," said a London Underground spokesman. The Lego maps will be displayed at Tube stations throughout the summer. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images