This build is a LEGO replica of the Alexandra Fountain, one of the most prominent landmarks and monuments of my home town of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Known locally as simply ‘The fountain’ it stands at the centre of the city.
Designed by W.C Vahland in 1881 and named in honour of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, the fountain is located in Bendigo’s Charing Cross, the intersection of View Street and Pall Mall. Check out the real place on Google StreetView here.
The Alexandra Fountain is the second largest and most ornate municipal fountain in Victoria and stands 8.5 metres high and sits in a 15 metre diameter circular pool. It is made from 20 tonnes of local granite, cast iron and painted stone. You can find out more about it here.
This build now forms part of my Charing Cross display.
Built: 2018, 2019
Theme: Architecture, Bendigo
Exhibited: Wonderland Exhibition 2019-2020, Bendigo Bricks 2021, Brick Relief 2022, Bendigo Pride Festival 2023, International Day of LEGO Bendigo 2024