Seen the Lego Movie? Now a whole city, including Olympic Park and London St Pancras Station, has been built brick by brick in Newcastle.
It's Pancake Day!! Chef Jon Rotheram has given ITV Lorraine the recipe for the perfect pancake.
The North East was one of a handful of regions involved in the very first Britain in Bloom in 1964. Since then, it has grown and grown.
This model of St Pancras railway station in London is made out of 180,000 Lego bricks and took its creator Warren Elsmore, 37, more than 500 hours to build. It is five feet tall and even has details such as a guest in a hotel bath.
The St Pancras model is one of 70 models at a Lego exhibition at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, which also features miniature versions of London's Olympic Park and Buckingham Palace - with a tiny Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waving from the balcony.
The annual pancake race in Ripon dates back to medieval times, and hundreds of people take part.
Frances Read reports.
Weather, waves and more than a century of work have taken their toll on Roker Pier, in Sunderland, which is now to be resurfaced along its entire length for the first time.
Sunderland City Council said it would apply for planning permission to restore the pier as part of a £1.35m rolling programme, which also saw repair work to the lighthouse.
Last autumn, a large chunk of the concrete surface was torn up by waves. The council said that patches of the pier have been repaired in the past, but it has never all been done at once.
It is not possible to do the work over the winter, so if permission is granted, it would happen over the summer and reopen in November.
People across Ripon took part in the Annual Pancake Races. 21 Regiment of the Royal Engineers made 300 pancakes for those taking part.
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Sightings of a mysterious pink bird have puzzled locals in the North East this week.
The bird has been spotted by several passers-by attempting to blend in among pigeons, but its true breed has remained in doubt - spouting much speculation.
However, Nik Shelton of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), believes the pink plumage can be easily explained.
"The bird has clearly been dyed," he said.
"It is likely to be a captive dove and we have had reports of these being dyed strange colours and released at special events.
"This one has clearly not returned to its owner afterwards," Mr Shelton added.