The Emperor Hadrian
This mosaic was made by Jimmy Clinch in 2016.
Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus (Born 24 January, 76 AD, died 10 July, 138 AD) was one of the 'five good Roman Emperors' all of whom were adopted rather than biological sons of their predecessors. He was Roman emperor from AD117 to AD138. He was known to have led by example, capable of marching 20 miles in armour and bivouacking with his men. A skilled hunter and horseman, he had a reputation for toughness. During his reign he visited all 36 provinces of the Roman Empire including Britannia, when he gave orders for the wall that now bears his name to be built.
Jimmy created the mosaic with the help of his son Tommy to compliment The Wall: Rome's Northern Frontier. The image is based on a marble bust from the British Museum's collection.
If you're interested in how this mosaic was made, then there's an article which Jimmy wrote in the January 2016 issue of Blocks Magazine (issue 15).
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
This model was created by Jimmy Clinch in 2016 to coincide with the Swindon 175 Celebrations.
Swindon 175 commemorates the date, 175 years ago, that Brunel decided to open a repair and maintenance facility in the small market town of the eponymous town.
Whether he really chose the site by throwing a sandwich out a train window, or whether it was just suggested to him by his Superintendent Daniel Gooch, it became one of the largest railway engineering complexes in the world.
The works finally closed in 1986. One of the remaining buildings now houses STEAM - The Museum of the Great Western Railway, which every October fills with LEGO for the Great Western Brick Show.
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