We’ll all be go­ing loco for Lego

His­toric sto­ries told in rail­way’s model ex­hi­bi­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Building Excitement - By Vicky Cas­tle

An eight-me­tre long Lego model of a steam lo­co­mo­tive will be the cen­tre­piece of an ex­hi­bi­tion in Ten­ter­den.

Bricks Bri­tan­nia will open at Easter, on Satur­day, April 1, at the town’s Kent and East Sus­sex Rail­way (KESR) sta­tion.

The model, built en­tirely out of Lego bricks, is of the fa­mous steam lo­co­mo­tive the Fly­ing Scots­man, with three Pull­man car­riages.

There will be over 30 stun­ning mod­els at the ex­hi­bi­tion – all cre­ated en­tirely from Lego – which chart the his­tory of Bri­tain from Ne­olithic Stone­henge through to the su­per­sonic age of Con­corde.

The mod­els were cre­ated by Bright Bricks and use hun­dreds of thou­sands of Lego pieces.

A spokesman for the KESR said: “There’s also an op­por­tu­nity to join our work­shops where both young, and young at heart, can build their very own Lego steam lo­co­mo­tive and Pull­man car­riage.”

En­try to the Bricks Bri­tan­nia ex­hi­bi­tion is free when you buy an all-day travel card for the rail­way, which per­mits travel be­tween Ten­ter­den and Bo­diam sta­tions.

Fares also in­clude free en­try into the Colonel Stephens Rail­way Mu­seum, which has a huge col­lec­tion of mem­o­ra­bilia.

Tick­ets are £18 for adults, £12 for chil­dren and £38 for fam­i­lies. To book visit www.kesr.org.uk/ bricks

A model of the Fly­ing Scots­man will be the cen­tre­piece of the Lego ex­hi­bi­tion at the Kent and East Sus­sex Rail­way

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