Published 29 June 2017
More than 1500 LEGO® brick fans have visited the Brick Histories exhibition in Clydebank in the first two weeks of it opening.
Clydebank Town Hall is the first venue in Scotland to host the exhibition which depicts more than 50 key historical events in LEGO® bricks, including the extinction of dinosaurs and the destruction of Pompeii.
The exhibition is housed within the Bruce Street Baths which has been transformed into a new arts space, and feedback from visitors during the first two weeks has been fantastic.
The family-friendly exhibition created by master modeller Warren Elsmore includes an interactive play area where kids can create their own masterpieces in LEGO® and be in with a chance of winning a LEGO® Super Hero kit, worth more than £100. The exhibition also has a soft play brick area for younger visitors, fun quizzes, free LEGO® masks and colouring-in for the younger ones.
Feedback from excited kids who visited the exhibition, included “I loved making stuff with Lego and doing all the quizzes they were really fun….I like LEGO® and I like history so I loved it! ….This was so much fun I had a blast. I LOVE LEGO®. PS I would come back…….I loved the quiz and playing with the Lego bricks…..This is amazing! Thank you….I really liked looking at the Lego structures it’s amazing how they were built.”
Bailie Denis Agnew, Convener of Communications, Museums and Cultural Development, said: “We are delighted with the feedback we have received from families and LEGO® enthusiasts who have visited the exhibition. This has proved to be very popular and it is particularly pleasing to see the historic Baths back in full use and being enjoyed once again by residents and visitors.”
Bailie Agnew added: “Not only does the exhibition offer a fascinating insight into major historic events of the past it also offers a modern twist with a stop animation film in show, and LEGO® Star Wars and superheroes Wii games to play. Visitors of all ages are also inspired to build their own models with the hundreds of LEGO® bricks available for visitors.
“The exhibition has proved to be very popular with many visitors planning on returning for a second visit during the school holidays. This is the first time this exhibition has been displayed in Scotland, and it’s also a great opportunity to have a look inside the Baths for those who remember swimming there. I would encourage people to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We’ve been very impressed with the LEGO® models created by our talented young artists and our judges will have a very hard task to pick just one winner .”
Tickets are on sale from http://www.clydebankbrickhistory.eventbrite.com/ priced £5 for adults, £3.50 for children, under 3 are free and £14 for a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Visitors are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
‘Brick History – The Tour’ will be at Clydebank Town Hall’s Bruce Street Baths Monday to Sunday 10am – 4.30pm until Saturday, 2nd September 2017.
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition.