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Year-long programme of Lego exhibitions announced for Historic Environment Scotland sites

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Visitors to some of Scotland's most popular historic attractions, including Stirling Castle, Glasgow Cathedral and Fort George, will be able to enjoy re-creations of amazing moments and sites from around the world - re-created in Lego.

The twelve-month exhibition programme featuring model brick-work by well-known LEGO artist Warren Elsmore will take place at Historic Environment Scotland sites during 2018, beginning at Aberdour Castle on 3 February 2018.

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The Brick Wonders and Brick History exhibitions, created by Elsmore’s team of designers and artists, focus on pivotal moments and amazing sights from around the globe, featuring everything from the seven wonders of the ancient world, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang Theory to DNA, and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

'Forget dry lists of kings'

Creator Warren Elsmore said: “We love transforming the world around us into LEGO scenes. It’s a fun way to translate history into a medium that everyone can understand and relate to, especially young people.

Forget dry lists of kings or endless battle dates - this is history brought to life. It's great when we see visitors making that instant connection with our projects and hope it will inspire them to learn even more about our history."

Brick Wonders and Brick history 2018 dates

Warren Elsmore’s Brick Wonders and Brick History models are to tour HES sites throughout Scotland until January 2019:

  • 3 Feb-22 Apr: Brick Wonders at Aberdour Castle
  • 28 Apr-8 Jul: Brick Wonders at Arbroath Abbey
  • 14 Jul-23 Sep: Brick Wonders at Glasgow Cathedral
  • 29 Sep-23 Jan: Brick Wonders at Stirling Castle
  • 12 Oct-6 Jan: Brick History at Fort George

For more information and to book, visit the Historic Environment Scotland website.

(images copyright Historic Environment Scotland)

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