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Brick Wonders in LEGO arrive at the Garioch Heritage Centre


By David Porter

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Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum
Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum

The Garioch Heritage Centre is delighted to be working once again with Warren Elsmore and his team to bring a new exhibition of magnificent models built from LEGO bricks to the North-east of Scotland.

This is the only trip to the Northeast for this exhibition this year and the last time to see it in Scotland until September 2022.

The exhibition consists of a number of models recreating the wonders of the world, From the bustle of Old London Bridge the rock carved Treasury of Petra and the Matterhorn.

The centrepiece is a 2x3 metre installation of the Great Barrier Reef, complete with underwater lighting and sound effects, and LEGO recreations of everything from corals and sponges to turtles and reef-dwelling fish such as blue tangs, angel fish and a ray.

Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum
Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum

Over forty other LEGO models are included, from tiny models to inspire building at home, to large mosaics and dioramas and the exhibition is built from over 500,000 LEGO bricks.

Warren Elsmore, speaking while setting up the exhibition said: "We’re really excited to be back in Inverurie after two very strange years.

"Our Brick Wonders exhibition celebrates not just the original seven wonders of the world, but also old, natural, and modern wonders – all built in LEGO bricks.

"We’re also pleased to include a newly updated Chinese Pagoda model – which is on public display for the first time having been updated this summer.

"Hopefully our models might inspire visitors to create their own wonder of the world, old or new!."

Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum
Brick Wonders at the Loco Works Heritage Museum

The exhibition will also feature an interactive LEGO table on loan from Strachans, Inverurie, and a chance to win a LEGO kit kindly donated by Strachans.

The exhibition will run from October 9 until November 22.

Opening times will be Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm and Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm during the Aberdeenshire October School holidays (October 18-29).

Tickets available from Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brick-wonders-in-lego-tickets-166669267265 or in person at the Centre – booking not required but numbers per session are limited.


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