A civil engineer who built a giant Lego model of the Forth Bridge is now halfway towards seeing it made into an official set by the toy manufacturer.
Michael Dineen, who spent four months painstakingly creating the World Heritage site in plastic form, has received 5,000 votes backing his Lego Ideas submission.
He needs 10,000 before the 3,000-brick model, which stands 15ft long, will be considered by Lego.
He has been given another six months to garner more support.
Michael, who lives in East Renfrewshire but works in South Queensferry in the shadow of the 1.4-mile long bridge, said it would be Scotland’s first ever Lego set.
“Not only is the model incredible fun to build but it also teaches those building it about the fundamental principles of bridge design, particularly how the real Forth Bridge was built,” he said.
“I would like to thank each and every person who has supported my idea so far as it’s very much appreciated.”
Just like the real Forth Bridge, there was a lot of painting involved.
“I had to paint the pieces used for the bridge deck, the hinges and ball joints all in dark red,” he said.
One of those throwing her weight behind the idea is a descendent of Forth Bridge designer Sir William Arroll, and Michael and his construction also appeared in a recent episode of BBC Scotland documentary Inside Central Station.
Anyone who would like to see it turned into an official set can search ‘Lego Ideas Forth Bridge’ online for the link.