Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks, features more than 30 stunning models built by Bright Bricks , the leading company for LEGO brick creations, including a show stopping 8m long model of the Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam locomotive, with light, sound and smoke effects. Using over 150,000 LEGO bricks, this is a must-see exhibition for the whole family.

LEGO brick fans are being encouraged to put their skills to the test and build creativity with an exciting range of events organised by The Novium Museum to run alongside their new interactive exhibition this summer:

  • LEGO brick pit: children can let their imagination lead them with a LEGO Brick Pit, which provides visitors with the opportunity to dive into a pool of 70,000 LEGO Bricks and build whatever comes to mind. Only available from 28 July - 5 August, tickets cost £5 for any visitor who wishes to enter the pit.
  • Late night LEGO bricks: on the night of Friday 3 August adults can leave the children at home for an exclusive opportunity to indulge in LEGO brick building activities after hours, which includes a one-off session for adults to enter the LEGO Brick Pit!
  • Make and Take sessions: running on selected dates from 8 August until 27 October. Children can choose between a LEGO Brick train, unicorn or bird, which they can create at the museum and take home afterwards.

LEGO Brick fans will also have the unique opportunity to have their own creation displayed in the exhibition itself in a Britannia Building Competition. Winners will be selected by Duncan Titmarsh, the UK's only LEGO Certified professional. Models should represent an iconic moment in the history of Britain. Prizes of family tickets to watch The Midnight Gang have been generously donated by Chichester Festival Theatre .

The Novium Museum will also be introducing relaxed, autism friendly early openings. These sessions have limited spaces and all background sounds will remain turned off for the duration of the session. Early opening sessions are free of charge, but booking in advance is essential.

"LEGO bricks are enjoyed by all ages, from young children to adults, and the events organised by The Novium Museum offer something for everyone to enjoy," says Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Community Service at Chichester District Council. "The exhibition provides a fascinating insight into important moments in British history, which we hope children will be inspired to learn more about. We are really excited about this new exhibition - it's a must-see for the whole family."

Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks opens at The Novium Museum on Saturday, 28 July and runs until Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

For more information on the exhibition, related events and to book visit The Novium Museum or call 01243 775888.

Date of release: 24 July 2018

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