01 Mar PERTH BRACED FOR LEGO® MANIA AHEAD OF BRICK CITY EXTRAVAGANZA
Perth-based housebuilders AJ Stephen (Builder) Ltd. has generously agreed to sponsor a special LEGO® pit at the must-see Brick City exhibition which comes to Perth Museum & Art Gallery (PMAG) next week.
Featuring over 50 models (created by author and artist Warren Elsmore), Brick City is a celebration of some of the world’s iconic buildings, including London’s St Pancras Station, Rome’s Colosseum and the Arc De Triomphe in Paris recreated in LEGO® bricks.
Aimed at all ages, tens of thousands of visitors have already enjoyed Brick City on its UK-wide tour, and organisers of the Perth leg are promising a whole host of exciting extras including special interactive events, competitions and even a mystery Perth landmark recreated in LEGO®.
Helen Smout, Chief Executive of Culture Perth & Kinross, said: “Culture Perth and Kinross is delighted to welcome Warren Elsmore’s iconic Brick City exhibition to Perth Museum & Art Gallery. With some of the world’s most famous buildings being re-created in LEGO® bricks, it looks certain to be one of the highlights of 2017.
“We are sure Brick City will be popular with people of all ages and it makes for a great day out during the Easter holidays. It’s not just about looking, there will be plenty of opportunities for visitors to get ‘hands-on’ with some great interactive displays.
“We’re especially grateful to our sponsor AJ Stephen (Builder) Ltd. for helping us provide a LEGO® pit which kids can use for their own brick creations.”
John Stephen, Managing Director, AJ Stephen (Builder) Ltd., continued: “As a family firm which has been building homes in and around Perth for over 80 years, we are delighted to be sponsoring Brick City in Perth.
“Our sponsorship of the event will ensure that the Perth exhibition is truly unique, with a pit of 21,000 LEGO® bricks for children to play in, giving them an experience that’s both fun and interactive.
“Hopefully, we might even inspire a few of the children to consider the wider housebuilding industry as a future career path – whether as a bricklayer, joiner, roofer or architect!”
Exhibition runs daily Tuesday until Saturday, 10am-5pm, from March 7 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. Booking is not required.
For more information visit www.culturepk.org.uk