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Lego brick house nears completion

The nearly-finished Lego house [pic by Andy Newbold Photography ]
The house has been built with £300,000 worth of Lego bricks

A project by Top Gear presenter James May to build a house entirely out of Lego bricks is nearing completion.

It is being built in the middle of the Denbies Wine Estate, in Dorking, for the BBC series James May's Toy Stories.

More than three million bricks have been used for the two-storey house, which has a working shower and toilet.

Chris White, general manager of Denbies, said: "The end result is quite incredible... [it's] mind-blowing what they've achieved."

He described the house as a "world first", but said that due to its complexity and design it had taken the team a lot longer to complete than first envisaged.

'Fantastic vista'

"It was due to be finished at least three weeks ago... the roof is just going on now," Mr White said.

"It is situated half-way up the hillside... it's got a fantastic vista."

Mr White said the house was visible from Dorking, Box Hill and the A24.

It has been built with £300,000 worth of bricks donated by Lego.

Mr May has said he plans to live in the house for a few days once it is completed.

"I'm pretty relaxed about it, but will just have to be careful moving around.

"If I wake up buried under a pile of bricks, I'll know it's gone wrong."

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