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Brick History: LEGO


Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.

Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO© bricks. This is history brought to life at a relatable, human level, featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

This exhibition has something for people of all ages. From tiny recreations of Concorde and Titanic that would sit in your hand, to a 1.5m square castle bustling with activity in periods of both piece and war, there is something for all to be amazed by and to admire. Children and adults alike are sure to be inspired by this exhibition and eager to build their own LEGO® models.

For those who want to look deeper, the models are grouped into five themes, interpreted by large colourful graphic panels. Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “LEGO was a hugely popular exhibition when it visited in 2015 with over 14,000 people visiting the Museum during its five week stay, so it’s fantastic that it is returning. “Brick History has something that people of all ages can enjoy. Young and old will have an affinity with LEGO bricks, whether it be those who enjoy building with them now, or those who have fond memories of building the most epic of models back in the day. I can’t wait for this incredibly exciting exhibition to open.”

LEGO© bricks are unique in their appeal, having been a top-selling toy for over 50 years.

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