LEGO®: Brick History exhibition opens at Hereford Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 16 March

 

Leading historical and artistic figures, and pivotal moments of scientific and human achievements have been captured in LEGO® as part of Warren Elsmore’s Brick History exhibition, which opens at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery this Saturday 16 March.

LEGO®: Brick History will be at Hereford Museum & Art Gallery 16 March – 18 May 2019 and is guaranteed to delight families and LEGO® fans of all ages as they relive key moments in history through inspirational models. From DNA and the Big Bang to Martin Luther King and mobile phones, Warren Elsmore and his team have created a celebration of our shared stories, struggles, and triumphs, made from everyone’s favourite Danish toy.

As part of the main exhibition, an interactive zone features a LEGO® graffiti wall, soft bricks, and inspirational brick building and modelling activities for all ages. Children can take the ‘Minifigure Challenge’ in the museum’s historic displays and every completed challenge will win a free child entry ticket to the Black & White House Museum. As an addition to the main exhibition, the museum is showcasing the talents of LEGO® fans across the county, who submitted amazing models for display, some even with a Herefordshire theme.

Judy Stevenson, Museum Team Leader for Herefordshire Council’s museum service, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Warren Elsmore’s Brick History exhibition to Hereford and we have lots of extra activities on offer to entertain young and old alike. An additional supporting exhibition will showcase the modelling talents of people across the county who have provided models for display. We expect tickets will sell out quickly for Saturday sessions and during the Easter holidays – so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!”

Each Saturday and during the Easter holidays, there will be fun, interactive workshops at the Museum and Art Gallery: ‘Awesome Mini LEGO® Movies’, ‘On your Marks, Get Set, LEGO®!’, ‘Once Upon a…Piece of LEGO®’, ‘ Pit Stop Power!’ and creative building with LEGO Heroes. Exhibition tickets must be booked to attend these events – more details on the LEGO®: Brick History website.

On Saturday 30 March (10am – 3pm), there will be a FREE event in High Town giving children and families chance to ‘Design a flag for Herefordshire – in LEGO®’. Maybe it could be the inspiration for the winning flag? Open to all ages (children must be accompanied).

And if that isn’t enough fun, Hereford BID has created the Hereford City LEGO® trail with models made by schools and individuals across the county. Families are challenged to find all the LEGO® models in shops around High Town and take a selfie. Each completed trail will be entered into a prize draw at the museum to win one of three amazing LEGO® sets (kindly donated by Hereford Model Centre, Philip Morris and Son and The Entertainer).

Adults £3.50 / Children £2 / Family £8.50: Due to high demand, Friday evening, Saturday and Easter holiday tickets are only valid for the specific session booked. Tickets for all other times are valid all day.

Tickets can be bought in advance from The Courtyard Box Office or from the LEGO®: Brick History website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/legobrickhistory

Published: Tuesday, 12th March 2019