Cambridgeshire couple create iconic red phone box out of half a million pieces of Lego - but will knock it down soon

Sculpture includes Yellow Pages and a bird

A Lego-mad couple from Huntingdon have spent more than 320 painstaking hours and half a million bricks creating an incredible life-sized telephone box in their living room,

Catherine Weightman, 60, and Mike Addis, 65, worked in four hour shifts over two months on the stunning eight foot high creation.

The realistic model is inspired by a telephone box in their garden and is the latest in their annual tradition of building a massive Lego creation in time for Christmas.

The couple will treat the telephone box like a Christmas decoration and will keep it in their living room until the festive period is over.

It took them around 324 hours to complete the phone box, as they started in the middle of September and finished on December 1.

Mike, a retired economics teacher, said: "People normally walk in and think it's part of the living room - then they realise what we've actually done.

"It looks very realistic considering it's Lego."

Incredible pictures show the Lego creation, which includes a telephone, a robin and a yellow pages book that have all been made from the construction toys

But Mike says the hardest thing about building it was making the roof of the phone booth and the fox.

He said: "There were different bits that were quite hard - the roof of the telephone box was quite difficult.

"Doing the fox was quite hard because it was quite delicate - it looks quite good as long as you don't touch it."

The grandparents started creating giant creations out of the toy bricks in their living room for their children around 31 years ago.

Over the years, their elaborate designs have including a 21ft replica of the old London Bridge, a life-size polar bear and an eight-foot Victorian dolls house.

It will take several months to be taken down so they invite groups of friends who have high-pressure jobs to break up the pieces of the toy bricks.

Catherine, who works for Natural England, said: "We treat it as a Christmas decoration and take it down after Christmas.

"It takes a whole party to remove it as it takes that long.

"We have to knock it down again and then put it into boxes, as there's so much of it."