If you happen to venture to Westfield Stratford City this weekend, you will have a chance to take part in creating Olympic legacy – with LEGO.

The shopping centre is hosting an installation dedicated to the now-renamed Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and East Village, which was the Athletes' Village for the Games this summer and is now being transformed to become London's newest residential neighbourhood.


Depicting both sites, the scaled-down 3m x 3m LEGO model is not only for admiring from a distance but also gives children as well as grown-ups a chance to add their own visions to the installation.

According to the LEGO master builder Duncan Titmarsh, it took a team of UK's top LEGO builders 400 hours and 50,000 LEGO pieces to complete the model, which features the most-famous Olympic landmarks such as the main stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower.

Also included are bird's-eye views of the courtyards of East Village homes, the Chobham Academy - a new school for the community - and different entertainment venues within the park.

Due to reopen in summer 2013, East Village will feature 2,818 homes - 1,379 of them as affordable housing - ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom townhouses. The site spans more than 27 ha including some10 ha of new parks and is situated next to the 285 ha Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The LEGO installation is open until 1 October at the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.