LEGO artist brings Brick Wonders to Wolverhampton

LEGO lovers of all ages are in for a treat this spring as artist, Warren Elsmore’s major exhibition is coming to Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Three galleries will be filled with the artist’s Brick Wonders exhibition, which opens just in time for the Easter holidays. The master LEGO artist and author has created more than 70 models using thousands of the plastic bricks, which have been around since 1949.

Under the theme of natural, ancient and modern, Elsmore has recreated everything from the Great Wall of China, Niagra Falls and the Great Pyramid of Giza to a modern surgical operating theatre, intricate container ships and a hi-tech airport – all in LEGO.

lego 2Cllr John Reynolds, cabinet member for City Economy, said: “LEGO is the staple toy of childhood and it doesn’t matter how old or young you are you can be as creative as you like with it.

“This exhibition proves just how far you can go with a bit of imagination and a lot of LEGO.”

To celebrate the launch of the exhibition, which runs from Friday April 7 to Wednesday July 5, the Lichfield Street gallery has organised a day of family workshops called the Brick Wonders of Wolverhampton.

Anyone who visits the gallery on Saturday April 8 will be able to create their own iconic Wolverhampton buildings or dress up as a LEGO character and have their face painted too.

And it’s not just for children as adults will be able to escape reality in the designated grown up LEGO Lounge after looking around at Elsmore’s brick wonders.