Excitement builds for Brick City at New Lanark!

See the world in LEGO® Bricks by visiting the iconic Brick City exhibition at New Lanark World Heritage Site from 28th June – 9th August 2017.

Excitement builds for Brick City at New Lanark!

Brick City is a celebration of some of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks. Brick City has previously been enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors across the UK and now fans of LEGO young and old will have the chance to catch this must-see exhibition at New Lanark during the summer of 2017 with tickets now available to book online at www.newlanark.org/brickcity

Evelyn Whitelaw, New Lanark Events & 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!”

Brick City is comprised of an estimated half-a-million LEGO bricks and features models of famous landmarks such as St Pancras Station, the London 2012 Olympic Park and the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign.

While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to Warren Elsmore they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. Warren Elsmore, author and artist in LEGO bricks said “Brick City features landmarks built of LEGO bricks from all over the world, including ten World Heritage Sites, but this will be the first real-life World Heritage Site it has visited - and hopefully not the last!”

Whilst Brick City is visiting a World Heritage Site for the first time at New Lanark, it’s easy to imagine that that the villagers of days gone by would have enjoyed a visit from this fascinating and educational exhibition. The mill village of New Lanark thrived under the enlightened management of Robert Owen who introduced a series of social and educational reforms designed to improve the quality of life for his workforce. These included phasing out the use of child labour and establishing progressive schools, including the world's first nursery school. Robert Owen also encouraged children to enjoy active play in the village’s natural surroundings and in 1816 opened the Institute for the Formation of Character which became the cultural heart of the village hosting a number of social activities including dances, sporting competitions and musical concerts.

2017 marks the Visit Scotland Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, making it the perfect time for visitors to enjoy a trip to New Lanark to see 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.

For further information about Brick City and to book tickets visit www.newlanark.org/brickcity

Image Credit: Warren Elsmore

Last Updated: 24 January 2017 11:28
Source: New Lanark

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