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Comedian Magda Szubanski reveals she makes Lego buildings to cope with Melbourne stage four lockdown

Magda Szubanski has revealed she is making Lego sculptures of world-famous landmarks to cope with being locked down in Melbourne.

The comedian joked travel restrictions hadn’t stopped her from visiting the Taj Mahal in India.

‘I can’t go to the Taj Mahal but I can bring the Taj Mahal to me in my own dining room on my dining room table with Lego,’ she told ABC 7.30 host Leigh Sales.

The 59-year-old comedian and author, best known for playing netball tragic Sharon Strzelecki in Kath and Kim, said the sculpture took her four days to build.

‘I’m a bit obsessive, I’ve got that streak in me,’ she said.

‘It’s like nearly 6,000 pieces but it looks beautiful.’

With the Taj Mahal now complete, Szubanski said she had her mind focused on a world-famous Paris landmark.

‘I reckon I am going to do the Eiffel Tower, I’m going to bring the whole world, I have the whole world in my home.

‘I won’t need to travel again.’ 

She joked her home would turn into a ‘Las Vegas’ of Lego with ‘miniature versions’ of famous landmarks. 

Lego hobbies can be very addictive with Daily Mail Australia visiting a Brisbane house where a whole sun room was filled with sculptures ranging from London Bridge and the UK House of Commons and the Big Ben to the Sydney Opera House.

An Eiffel Tower was dwarfed by the much bigger Lego landmarks in the UK and Australia. 

Szubanski is also far from the only celebrity gripped by Lego-mania with soccer legend David Beckham’s Spice Girl wife Victoria regularly posting Instagram images of her husband spending hours putting together models, ranging from a Land Rover to a Star Wars set and a Harry Potter castle.

Szubanski said she had inherited an obsession with hobbies from her Polish father Zbigniew Szubanski, who was tasked with killing Nazis during Word War II.

‘I learnt that from my dad, he was a real hobby man,’ she said.

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