12:26 23 September 2009
Despite efforts to save it from demolition, James May's two-storey house made entirely of Lego pieces, has been torn down.
The house was built by 1,000 volunteers for the BBC Two show 'Toy Stories' at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey. It is estimated that if it had been saved by a buyer, it would have cost £50,000 to dismantle and rebuild.
Plans for Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire, to buy it fell through and the angular abode was taken down brick-by-brick. There were 3.3 million.
Denbies Wine Estate was pleased with the results of the toy house, but said that it could not remain on their grounds because it needed the vineyard back to harvest its grapes.
In related news, the 'Top Gear' presenter has called for the return of a Lego cat stolen from the house on Sunday or Monday. The kidnapped cat was called Fusker.
May told the BBC that Fusker was a unique addition to the house because he was built by a fan, rather than one of the team of Lego enthusiasts who were enlisted to work on the development. It is a recreation of May's actual cat.
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