27 July – 26 September 2020
Brick Wonders transports you around the world to ancient, modern & natural wonders, recreated from half a million LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team. From the building of the pyramids to the invention of the internet, this exhibition is a journey around the globe.
Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition takes in historic, modern and natural wonders from all seven continents. From the great pyramid of Giza to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome natural display of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the internet.
Each wonder is built using only standard LEGO bricks and a good amount of imagination! The models vary in scale and visitors can find out how many bricks were used to recreate each wonder, as well as how many hours it took to complete. For example, the large installation of the Great Barrier Reef is built using 200,000 LEGO bricks and took 55 days to complete and the Trojan Horse is recreated using 60 bricks and took 90 minutes to complete.
The Brick Wonders exhibition also features a series of LEGO stop motion animations from Morgan Spence.
Warren Elsmore is an artist in LEGO bricks and a lifelong fan of LEGO who is based in Edinburgh, UK. He has been in love with the little plastic bricks since the age of four and now spends his days creating amazing models with LEGO.
After 15 years in a successful IT career, in 2012 Warren moved to working full-time with LEGO bricks, helping businesses realise their own dreams in plastic. His first book, Brick City, was released in 21 languages to critical acclaim and has been followed by a catalogue of books and commissions recreating famous places, objects and events in LEGO.
- Open: Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm; Sunday 11.00am – 3.00 pm
- Location: The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
- Getting there: By Road: from the South take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport; from the North follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport. By Train: Southport station is just three minutes walk from the venue. Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan; By Bus: Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport
- Contact 01704 533333