With much of the world on lockdown, most people are finding they have a lot more time on their hands and one man has shown what can be done.
Sean Power, who now lives in Canada, has built a model of Watford High Street out of Lego with his partner Amanda.
Sean, who moved away ten years ago, got the idea when he was visiting his mother, who still lives in the town, in January and February.
He explained: “There’s lots of old buildings that stand out, and a few icons for a resident and advocate of the place, especially Jackson’s, Clements and Monmouth House, and I think the flyover is a pretty unique feature – I can remember all the twin town names with their sigils on one side, I assume they’re still there.”
Sean said he still has many fond memories of Watford.
He revealed: “I remember going to St Catherine’s and St Michaels schools (my mother was a teacher at St Catherine’s for many years) and attending the Pump House Youth Theatre as a child and moody teenager. I do come back regularly and I hope to fly over again soon, when the restrictions are lifted, which I think will be soon, and once everybody is safe and well.”
Sean said his model was originally going to stop with the flyover at one end.
He revealed: “We thought it was crying out for the Clements and market stalls underneath, so it got a bit bigger. The pieces are primarily made up from other kits we’ve bought over the years, with a few parts – the paving especially – ordered online.
“The whole thing took just under a month to complete, and we still have some pics to take of the building interiors and scenes to go with them – what’s Watford town centre without some guy getting fined by a bobby for using an alleyway as a toilet on a Friday night for instance?”
Picture courtesy of Sean Power