A chip off the old block! Legendary Fawlty Towers hotel foyer created entirely out of LEGO (but Basil and Sybil aren't included)

An American Lego master has recreated the iconic Fawlty Towers hotel lobby completely out of plastic bricks.
Nathan Feist, the 21-year-old constructor, has succeeded where Basil Fawlty failed and brought a semblance of functionality to the most dysfunctional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay on the 'English Riviera'.
The intricately detailed model, made for the annual BrickFair Lego convention in Virginia, includes the staircase, lobby and reception area from the set of the classic comedy.
In order to get a true representation of the hotel lobby Nathan had watched the 1970s sitcom many times on Netflix
In order to get a true representation of the hotel lobby Nathan had watched the 1970s sitcom many times on Netflix
Hints referring to 'The Germans' episode have been captured in the model, with the moose head and its drooping antler, as well as the fire alarm and extinguisher.
Manhattan-born Feist, a student at Cornell University in New York, chose the classic seventies sitcom, starring John Cleese, because he wanted to pay homage to one of his favourite television series - that he could exhibit at the convention.
'I had already seen a Counter Strike map that recreated the Fawlty Towers hotel and which was featured on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, but I couldn't find any LEGO models of the hotel posted online' Nathan said.
Nathan Feist chose the classic seventies sitcom because he wanted to pay homage to one of his favourite television series
Nathan Feist chose the classic seventies sitcom because he wanted to pay homage to one of his favourite television series
'So I figured that if someone had only made a good virtual model of it, I should make an accurate physical one.
'I plan to modify this and post another set of photos once I get some parts I don't yet own and will maybe even build the upstairs or exterior.' Nathan said. 
In order to get a true representation of the hotel lobby Nathan had watched the 1970s sitcom many times on Netflix.
The convention comprises of teen and adult builders who travel from all corners of the US and from several countries around the world to display their LEGO models or MOCs ('My Own Creations') at the exhibition.
A comedy of errors: The colourful characters in Fawlty Towers kept audiences entertained in the late Seventies
A comedy of errors: The colourful characters in Fawlty Towers kept audiences entertained in the late Seventies
In the hallway you can see the amount of detail that goes into the door as well as the hall stand complete with hats and umbrella
In the hallway you can see the amount of detail that goes into the door as well as the hall stand complete with hats and umbrella
The famous fire extinguisher used in 'The Germans' episode where Basil Fawlty accidentally sprays himself in the face instead of putting out a fire in the kitchen 
The famous fire extinguisher used in 'The Germans' episode where Basil Fawlty accidentally sprays himself in the face instead of putting out a fire in the kitchen 
Under construction: The start of the build with the patterned tiles exposed and stairs are not yet complete 
Under construction: The start of the build with the patterned tiles exposed and stairs are not yet complete.

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