Brick City at the Titanic Belfast Museum

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Brick City visits Belfast. For those of you that haven't had the opportunity to see some of Warren Elsmore's fantastic creations in the UK his travelling 'Brick City' exhibition (its based on his book of the same name) arrives at the Titanic Belfast museum on Saturday 17 May until 13 July. See recreations of London's St Pancras Station, Westminster Abbey, London's Olympic stadium and lots more. Its probably a rare opportunity to see such a collection of these fantastic models without having to catch a boat or plane.

http://www.titanicbelfast.com/The-Experience/Upcoming-Events/Brick-City--LEGO--exhibit-at-Titanic-Belfast.aspx

We are in touch with the organisers regarding the possibility of displaying some of our brick.ie models at some point during the show's run. If this comes to anything I'll put out the call for exhibitors.

Here is the official blurb

Brick City 'LEGO' exhibit at Titanic Belfast

As LEGO® fever grips the globe with the release of The LEGO® Movie in cinemas, famed independent LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore will bring his breath-taking recreations of major city landmarks and iconic global images to one of the most famous maritime cities in the world, where RMS Titanic was built more than 100 years ago.

Brick City’s must-see scaled down versions of iconic buildings and landmarks from across the globe, including London's Olympic Park and Westminster Abbey, as well as icons from cities such as San Francisco, Toyko and New York, will be on show in the modern architectural wonder that is Titanic Belfast, from Saturday, May 17 until Sunday, July 13.

The exhibition also includes a model of London’s famous St Pancras Station, which measures 5ft tall and is 12ft long, and contains no less than 180,000 LEGO® bricks. It even recreates Marilyn Monroe’s famous Seven Year Itch scene that included THAT dress!

The Brick City exhibition at Titanic Belfast will feature 72 architectural scale models, made in LEGO®, all of which appear in Warren’s popular book ‘Brick City’.

For LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages there will be something for everyone at the Brick City exhibition in Titanic Belfast.

Brick City creator Warren Elsmore said: “Whilst too many LEGO Bricks are ‘just a toy’, to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modeling medium. These fans call themselves AFOLs – Adult Fans of Lego – and have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you find at your local toy store.”

This exciting exhibition will open daily from 9am to 7pm with allocated hourly time-slots priced at £5 per adult, £4 per child and £15 per family.

Slots can be booked in advance at Titanic Belfast ticket desks or online here

Check out Warren Elsmore’s Brick City creation and exhibition here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24836639