CONCORDE has been a familiar sight at the National Museum of Flight for a number of years.

Now, a 60,000-piece LEGO brick version of the iconic aircraft can be found beneath its wings.

Staff at the National Museum of Flight were delighted to start welcoming visitors back through the doors on Monday.

Among the more unusual attractions is a stunning set of LEGO displays created by Warren Elsmore.

The creative constructor studied Concorde before completing his own six-metre-long version over the course of five days.

Among the other miniature attractions are LEGO versions of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Hoover Dam and even the Great Barrier Reef. The Brick Wonders display at the East Fortune museum runs until June 27 and is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Mr Elsmore said: “Concorde is such an iconic aircraft with its unique shape and silhouette, and it is great fun to create a model like this that is so recognisable.

“The positioning beneath the real Concorde creates a stunning effect.

“I hope that the round-the-world tour visitors can experience with Brick Wonders creates a fun sense of escapism for people that is so needed right now.”

Brick Wonders uses more than half a million individual LEGO bricks to bring the ancient, modern and natural wonders of the world to life, and has toured museums and galleries throughout Europe.

Steve McLean, general manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “Concorde is one of the highlights of our collection and piques the interest of many of our visitors.

“The model Warren has created is incredible, and seeing the two side by side as part of the Brick Wonders display is such a treat.

“The last few months of lockdown have been difficult for everyone, but we’re excited to reopen our doors, and to be able to welcome people back with this fantastic display.”

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, a range of measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand-sanitising stations and one-way routes are all in place.

Stephanie Kerr, programmes advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “We are delighted the National Museum of Flight is able to re-open for the first time in 2021, and that families will have the opportunity to explore the museum once again.

“As we all look forward to brighter times ahead, we are happy to know that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported the new Brick Wonders display, which offers visitors the opportunity to explore the wonders of the world from East Fortune.”