Introducing Parliament East Block: One Third of a Tiny-But-Mighty Governing Trio
Construction of our miniature Parliament Buildings is coming along nicely, and at a slighter faster pace than the original versions. In our last newsletter we gave you a peek into the construction of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, including a time-lapse of the build to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. During the summer, we turned our focus to the construction of East Block. So far, about 800 hours have been invested in the build, with three members of our team, Mark, Tyler and Camille, working on the structure full-time. East Block rises just over two feet from the base to the highest point and has a footprint of 4 ft x 3 ft. We were excited to see the visual impact when we placed East Block beside its big brother, Centre Block. We can hardly wait to complete the Parliament Hill play with West Block. Check out the intricate features and detailed stonework that help make East Block the spitting image of the real thing!
East Block is one of three buildings located on Parliament Hill. It is home to the office to Canada’s first Prime Minister, John. A. MacDonald and the Privy Council Chamber, a room where many of the decisions that shaped Canada’s future were made.
In total, Parliament Hill’s East Block will have taken the team eight weeks to complete. Next, they will move on to West Block to complete the trio. Check out the progress shots below of Centre Block and East Block in their final locations on the layout!