Do your kids love Lego? Are they fascinated by the Miniland models at Legoland? Then the Brick City Exhibition at The Base may be just right for them!
Brick City is an exhibition full of models of iconic buildings from around the world. They were built by artist Warren Elsmore who builds models full time. He wrote a book called Brick City which has been followed by many other books and commissions made out of Lego.
The exhibition is built using an estimated half a million Lego bricks! It features key landmarks including the Colosseum in Rome, Rio Carnival in Brazil and the canals of Amsterdam. The biggest model in the exhibition is an impressive replica of St Pancras Station in London. It is absolutely huge!
My favourite thing about models like these is the little details. We can spend hours looking at all the little things such as what the minifigures are doing within the scene. I particularly loved this couple, with the husband sweating carrying all the shopping bags. See if you can spot them when you visit!
When you enter the exhibition be sure to pick up a trail sheet for children to have a go at as they look round. Can you find everything on the sheet?
After looking round the exhibition head upstairs and you will find the Brick Den (additional cost of £3 per child. Adults and children under 18 months free). This is full of Duplo and Lego bricks so children can have a go at building their own models. The aim of the exhibition is to inspire others to create and build.
The exhibition is open daily from Friday 5th July until Sunday 8th September 9:30-4:30pm. Tickets cost £6.50 per adult/ £6 per child (under 18 months free). You can save £1 per person by booking your tickets in advance online here: https://thebasegreenham.co.uk/event/brick-city
For anyone with additional needs there are two ‘relaxed days’ where visitor numbers will be limited and additional staff will be on hand to offer support. These are on 26th July and 14th August.
For any AFOLs (Adult Fans Of Lego) there are adults only nights on 19th July and 17th August 6:30-9:30pm. This will give you the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition with fellow enthusiasts.
Also for adults there will be a ‘Bricks On Silk’ workshop with resident artists Helen Mortimer. This will take place on 13th July 1-4pm and costs £45 (including entry to the exhibition.
*Ad | Gifted. We were given free entry to the exhibition at a media preview morning, however we have not been paid for this post and all words are my own.