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Lego Brick City exhibition opens in Bury St Edmunds with impressive models of world famous landmarks at Moyse’s Hall Museum

PUBLISHED: 19:14 17 January 2016 | UPDATED: 19:14 17 January 2016

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. One of the exhibits on show.

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. One of the exhibits on show.

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From St Pancras Station to the Olympic Stadium, landmarks built with Lego.

Famous landmarks from around the world have been recreated in Lego brick form for an exhibition in Bury St Edmunds.

The Brick City exhibition started on Saturday at Moyse’s Hall Museum, with hundreds of people attending to see the likes of the London Olympic Stadium and St Pancras Station built in painstaking detail.

The exhibit attracted people of all ages. Joanna Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, took her Lego-mad son to the museum.

She said: “I was delighted to open the exhibition on behalf of St Edmundsbury and it was wonderful to see so many enjoying themselves at the museum.

“The appeal of Lego spans the generations with adults, teenagers and children not only enjoying the amazing scale models but trying their hand at model making themselves.

“The exhibition is a real treat and the museum staff has done a wonderful job of building on the concept to tell the story of Bury, create workshops for schools and link up with local organisations to provide a wonderful experience for townsfolk and visitors alike.

“People visited from all over East Anglia on Saturday and we’re all amazed at how skilfully the models had been constructed, many animated with Lego figures telling their own mini-figure stories of everything from a shopping trip in Paris, to the Rio Carnival and the Oscars.”

Over the opening weekend visitors made upwards of 100 Lego models with the help of Stowmarket-based Brickologists Young Engineers which included everything from dredgers, to cats, police cars and a yellow brick Moyse’s Hall.

Heritage Officer Ron Murrell, said: “From the time the doors opened, there was a steady stream of visitors, of all ages.

“Tables were set up in undercroft where children tried their hand at all manner of constructions from houses to aircraft, spaceships and shops, from the large box of Lego.

“Everyone said they had enjoyed both the exhibition with many commenting on how skilfully the models were constructed and how the small Lego people that occupied the buildings animated them in many cases, and added a subtle humour to the designs.

“Builders, young and old on the ground floor showed great imagination and lots of photographs were taken of people with their own Lego creations.

“It couldn’t have been a better start to the exhibition, still with many events and activities to come.”

The exhibition runs until April 24 and Arriving in the next two months will be two Lego models and some famous Bury landmarks – Moyse’s Hall itself and the Abbey Gate.

To find out more about opening times, prices and events, visit www.whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk or phone 01284 758000

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