Life-sized LEGO house to be built

Top Gear star James May needs volunteers – and LEGO bricks!


Top Gear presenter James May is planning to build a two-storey house in Dorking made entirely of LEGO.


The house will be life-sized, with a staircase, toilet and shower. Once the house is complete, James plans to live in it for a few days.

“I’ve got a man working on a flushing LEGO lavatory. We think it’s possible… Everything within my LEGO house must as far as possible be LEGO,” said James, reports the BBC.

More than 3 million LEGO bricks have already reached the site, which is in the middle of the Denbies Wine Estate. However, the Top Gear star is still not sure this will be enough. “So if people do have bricks that aren’t being used that they would be happy to donate to a very worthy pioneering LEGO cause, then we’ll be happy to take them off your hands,” he said.

The project is part of the BBC series James May’s Toy Stories.


Next Saturday a building day will be hosted, and members of the public can help James. If you’re keen to get involved – or donate more LEGO – you can email


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