Bumper crowds build at big Lego ex­hi­bi­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent And East Sussex Railway -

The new Lego ex­hi­bi­tion at Ten­ter­den’s Kent and East Sus­sex Rail­way (KESR) has got off to a fly­ing start.

Its first week­end saw the ex­hi­bi­tion vis­ited by around 1,500 peo­ple.

And with the school Easter hol­i­days now un­der way, the KESR is hop­ing for con­tin­u­ing bumper at­ten­dances over the next few weeks.

An eight-me­tre Lego model of a fa­mous steam lo­co­mo­tive is the cen­tre­piece of the show.

The model is of the fa­mous steam lo­co­mo­tive the Fly­ing Scots­man, with three Pull­man car­riages.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is called Bricks Bri­tan­nia and fea­tures more than 30 mod­els – all cre­ated 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.

As well as view­ing the ex­hibits, vis­i­tors can also take part in work­shops where they can build their 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 Town and Bo­diam sta­tions. Tick­ets are £18 for adults, £12 for chil­dren and £38 for fam­i­lies.

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Chil­dren from Ten­ter­den Ju­nior School get to grips with the Lego ex­hi­bi­tion

Pic­ture: Stuart Kirk

Chil­dren from Ten­ter­den Ju­nior School get to grips with the Lego ex­hi­bi­tion

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An ex­cited Teddy Spice, five, shows mum Bev­erly Rogers and dad Steve Spice the steam from the Fly­ing Scots­man

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Matthew Man­ning pho­to­graphs the Pull­man car­riage

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The Magna Carta

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Penny Vagg and son Toby, eight, ad­mire the Robin Hood ex­hibit

Pic­ture: Stuart Kirk

Or­gan­is­ers He­len Dou­glas and Andy Hardy

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Dy­lan Gazey and Seth Hill, both eight, get to build some­thing

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Beatrix Pot­ter caught Li­lyMay But­ler’s eye

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Win­ston Churchill

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Alex Childs, five, was fas­ci­nated by the Bat­tle of Bos­worth

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