Business

Lego replica of Surrey Memorial Hospital tower to hit block for charity

Members of the Abbotsford Lego User Group (below) made a replica of Surrey Memorial Hospital
Members of the Abbotsford Lego User Group (below) made a replica of Surrey Memorial Hospital's Critical Care Tower entirely out of Lego. Commissioned by Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, the model will be auctioned off at an upcoming charity golf tournament.
— image credit: Submitted

Ninety hours, 7,000 pieces of Lego, plenty of skill, patience and creativity was all that was needed for a group of Abbotsford lego enthusiasts to build a replica of the new Surrey Memorial Critical Care Tower.

SMH Foundation president and CEO Jane Adams initially came up with the idea to build a lego replica of the new hospital building – with its own ambulance, helicopter and medical staff – after she learned how the Child Life Specialists at SMH use the blocks to help young patients and siblings in the Children's Health Centre and the Pediatric Emergency Department cope with their time in the hospital.

The finished Lego structure will be offered as an auction item at the upcoming charity golf tournament July 22 at Morgan Creek Golf Club (which is sold out).

Langley resident Lee Wagner enlisted members of the Abbotsford Lego User Group to volunteer their time and take on the challenge, which included replicating the one-of a-kind windows and sourcing enough blue bricks to construct the main building.

"We received incredible support from the construction industry when we were raising money to purchase equipment for the tower, so I think this unique souvenir will be a hot item at the auction," said Adams.

For more information on the SMH foundation and the replica lego building visit www.smhfoundation.com or www.abbylug.com

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Visitor centre recognized
 
Report card time for local politicians
 
McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin lead CSS rankings for 2015 NHL Draft
RDCK sends ministry a message over recycling
 
Abbotsford couple recount escape from hurricane-ravaged Cabo San Lucas
 
Rural development urged in B.C.
Penticton Indian Band hatches a grand plan
 
BCTF touts deal in email to members
 
B.C. teachers endorse six-year deal, 86 per cent in favour (with VIDEO)