Proving that LEGO® really is the toy of the century, the popular Brick City LEGO® exhibition drew excited crowds on Saturday at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

Lovers of the multi-coloured bricks – which push imaginations of all ages to the limit – visited the exhibition on its first Saturday to see, learn and play.

The touring exhibition, created by author and artist Warren Elsmore, features more than 50 models of iconic buildings worldwide. Visitors to the exhibition can get up close to LEGO® versions of Rome’s Colosseum, the Arc de Triomphe, and London’s St Pancras Station. There is also an interactive area where visitors can play Minecraft – widely regarded as the digital version of LEGO® – and create their own structures from a pit of LEGO® bricks sponsored by A&J Stephen (Builder) Ltd. A&J Stephen is also running a competition to see who can recreate the firm’s custom home, the ‘Control Tower’ at Clathymore.

Helen Smout, Chief Executive of Culture Perth & Kinross, said: “We knew we’d created a great buzz about Brick City around Perthshire and Tayside, but even we were surprised by the numbers through the door on Saturday. Opening day was sold out days before. It seems that everything really is awesome when it comes to turning LEGO® into public, interactive art.

She added: “We just want to remind everyone that the exhibition runs until May 7th, so there’s time over the next two months to visit. It’s a going to be a must-see event over the Easter holidays, in particular.”

The Brick City exhibition runs daily Tuesday until Saturday, 10am-5pm, until May 7, 2017.

Tickets costing £4 (or £10 for a family ticket) are available to purchase in person at Perth

Museum and Arts Gallery’s reception desk or through eventbrite.co.uk. Booking is recommended.

For more information visit www.culturepk.org.uk