Pop­u­lar LEGO ex­hibit adds ex­tra dates

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ste­fanie McCourt

LEGO fans now have an ex­tra four weeks to catch the Brick City Ex­hi­bi­tion in New La­nark af­ter or­gan­is­ers ex­tended the run.

The open­ing week­end at the World Her­itage Site was sold out, and on the back of strong ticket sales, the ex­hi­bi­tion – due to fin­ish on Au­gust 9 – has been ex­tended un­til Septem­ber 10. Brick City is a cel­e­bra­tion of some of the world’s favourite build­ings and ur­ban icons in­clud­ing the Colos­seum in Rome, St Pan­cras Sta­tion in Lon­don and L’Arc De Tri­om­phe in Paris, recre­ated solely us­ing LEGO Bricks. Each piece has been de­signed by War­ren Elsmore, a pro­fes­sional LEGO Brick artist.

Eve­lyn Whitelaw, New La­nark events and ex­hi­bi­tions of­fi­cer, said: “We are de­lighted to wel­come the Brick City ex­hi­bi­tion to New La­nark to share with the com­mu­nity.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to view these awe­some struc­tures, to join in the fun with our wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties and build their own LEGO brick cre­ations!”

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes a dis­play of over 60 fan­tas­tic mod­els made from an es­ti­mated half-a-mil­lion LEGO Bricks.

There is also be a ‘Self-led Play Area’ where vis­i­tors are able to have fun build­ing their own LEGO cre­ations within a set ses­sion time.

Vis­i­tors can also book to take part in one of the LEGO Ro­bot­ics Work­shops.

Ac­ces­si­ble ses­sions are avail­able on July 13 and Au­gust 3, 9-11am. These quiet and sen­sory friendly morn­ing ses­sions will not be open to the gen­eral pub­lic (how­ever ex­tended fam­i­lies of chil­dren with autism are most wel­come to join as part of a group), mak­ing them more suit­able for vis­i­tors with autism and ad­di­tional sup­port re­quire­ments.

There is a very lim­ited ca­pac­ity for these ses­sions so tick­ets must be booked in ad­vance.

Tick­ets cost £6 for adults and £4 for chil­dren aged 3-15. Con­ces­sions and a fam­ily ticket are avail­able.

En­try is free for chil­dren un­der three.

To pur­chase, visit www.newla­nark. org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01555 661345 or email trust@newla­nark. org.

As 2017 marks the Visit Scot­land Year of His­tory, Her­itage and Ar­chae­ol­ogy, it is the per­fect time for New La­nark to host Brick City which in­cludes a va­ri­ety of his­tor­i­cal icons like the Mona Lisa and land­marks in­clud­ing the Colos­seum in Rome, Arc De Tri­om­phe in Paris and

Sagrada Fa­milia in Barcelona.

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