TV presenter James May visits a full size house made entirely with Lego bricks, Friday Sept. 18, 2009. The house at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, England, was made in conjunction with a television programme. (AP Photo/PA, Steve Parsons)

Before the walls came down. (Steve Parsons / AP)

By Mark Memmott

So much for that plastic fantastic home.

The house built with Legos we told you about three weeks ago is no more.

The home in the Surrey Hills of southeast England, which James May of the BBC's popular Top Gear program briefly lived in, has been taken apart. Apparently, the landlord (a winery) needed the property and no one could figure out a cost-effective way to move the structure to a Legoland park in Windsor.

The home was built, by more than 1,000 volunteers, in part for a new BBC2 show May will be hosting -- James May's Toy Stories. The Daily Mail says the pieces are now going to be donated to charities.

As this post at Top Gear's Telly Stuff blog says, however, the story isn't quite over. Someone took a Lego version of May's cat Fusker from the home and he wants it back. According to the blog:

If you know where he is and can help get him returned to the Top Gear office, there will be no questions asked. We might even view it as slightly heroic. But only slightly.
The address is:
James May, I've Found Your Cat
Top Gear
Energy Centre
201 Wood Lane,
London W12 7TN

categories: Fun

1:20 - September 22, 2009