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Brick Wonders – New LEGO® exhibition to open at Paisley Museum, October 2014

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Brick Wonders – New LEGO® exhibition to open at Paisley Museum, October 2014

After the record-breaking success of the recent Brick City exhibition at Paisley Museum,  which featured displays of iconic buildings and landmarks in LEGO, Renfrewshire Arts & Museums are delighted to announce that a new exhibition, Brick Wonders – Ancient, Natural and Modern Marvels in LEGO, will open at Paisley Museum on Saturday 11 October 2014 and run until Tuesday 10 February 2015.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”20699″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]This new exhibition will again be curated by Warren Elsmore, one of the few professional LEGO artists in the country.

Brick Wonders will feature the seven wonders of the ancient world, including the Lighthouse at Alexandria and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon which are depicted, as they might have been, to amazing effect. And, from the modern world there are seven still-standing wonders including the Great Wall of China and Petra. Seven modern inventions, among them electricity and transport are represented through LEGO creations both small and vast – a Model T car, television, the light bulb and the International Space Station. There are several natural wonders too, presented in their natural beauty, including Victoria Falls, the Great Barrier Reef and the Matterhorn.

Brick City was the most successful exhibition ever recorded at Paisley Museum, with over 50,000 visitors.

Councillor Jim Harte, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Cultural Policy Board states ‘We are delighted that Warren has chosen Paisley Museum once again as the first museum in the country to host the Brick Wonders exhibition. I’m sure that this exhibition will be just as popular as Brick City for tourists, local residents and local businesses.’

Warren Elsmore, LEGO artist and creator of the Brick Wonders exhibition said ‘I had a wonderful experience working with all the staff at Renfrewshire Arts & Museums to produce the Brick City exhibition, and was delighted to be part of a record-breaking exhibition. I look forward to working with the staff again for the Brick Wonders exhibition.’

For further information on future events and exhibitions log onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts or www.twitter.com/RenArtsMuseums[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Lego exhibition extended due to popular demand

Lego exhibition extended due to popular demand.

Renfrewshire Arts & Museums is delighted to announce the extension of the Brick City exhibition at Paisley Museum. Due to popular demand, the exhibition will now end on Sunday 2 March, instead of Sunday 16 February. So there are now just over two weeks left to visit.

Brick City; a display of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks, created entirely of LEGO, opened on Friday 8 November and has been a phenomenal success for Paisley Museum, with over 35,000 visitors so far to the exhibition.

Further Information

Tickets for Brick City cost £4 (£3 conc), Family ticket is £12 (2 adults and 2 children). Children under 3 go FREE. For the duration of Brick City only Paisley Museum is extending its opening hours to the following: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11am to 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 5.30pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

All Photographs above taken by Tracey Clements for www.paisley.org.uk

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LEGO exhibition comes to Paisley Museum

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LEGO exhibition comes to Paisley Museum

A must-see exhibition for fans of LEGO® young and old, Brick City is a display of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks by LEGO artist Warren Elsmore, one of the very few professional LEGO artists in the country. Exclusive to Paisley, Brick City is a celebration of the world’s architecture, recreated using the toy of the century…LEGO bricks.

brick-city-st-pancras-Brick City features many impressive replicas such as the London 2012 Olympic Park, Rome’s Colosseum and the Las Vegas strip. The exhibition also includes a model of London’s St Pancras station, which measures 5 ft tall and 12 ft long, and contains no less than 180,000 LEGO bricks; Brick City celebrates the best of global architecture and the simple magic of the famous Danish children’s toy.

In addition to this spectacular reconstruction of world-famous landmarks, from 23 November, the public are invited to get creative by producing their own version of famous Paisley buildings such as Paisley Abbey, Paisley Museum and Paisley Town Hall. Visitors can also participate in a public art piece; a mosaic of the famous Paisley Pattern, constructed entirely of LEGO.

The exhibition takes place at Paisley Museum, from 8 November to 16 February. Tickets cost £4 (£3 conc), Family ticket is £12 (2 adults and 2 children). Children under 3 go FREE. For the duration of Brick City only Paisley Museum is extending its opening hours to the following: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11am to 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 5.30pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Arts.