A look at one man’s Lego tribute to TTC streetcars

A look at one man’s Lego tribute to TTC streetcars

(Image: Giordano Ciampini)

Trevor Parkins-Sciberras’s obsession with the TTC started with a visit to the Halton County Radial Railway Museum in 2014. There, he became fascinated by the Red Rocket’s evolution from a fleet of horse-drawn omnibuses into an electrified network of streetcars traversing a sprawling megacity. It was only a matter of time before his interest in transit vehicles merged with another of his passions: Lego, which he has been collecting since 1997. After a year of stacking tiny bricks, Parkins-Sciberras has built miniature plastic versions of all but two Toronto streetcar models, up to and including the new Flexity Outlook vehicles that are beginning to service Spadina Avenue. He hopes his work will help build support for a full-fledged, non-Lego Toronto transit museum. In the meantime, here’s a close-up look at his labours. (Hover or tap the red dots to view annotations.)

(Images: Giordano Ciampini)