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14,000 LEGO enthusiasts visit exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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More than 14,000 people of all ages visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery between 14 September 2015 and 11 October 2015 to see some of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks made from LEGO.

The ‘Brick City’ exhibition was staged by LEGO enthusiast Warren Elsmore and featured over 70 LEGO models, including Buckingham Palace, St Pancras station and the London Olympic Park, as well as scenes from Paris, Berlin, USA, Brazil and many more.

Visitors to the exhibition also had the opportunity to go up to the Museum’s balcony and help build a new model from LEGO pieces.

The exhibition was designed to appeal to all ages whilst teaching creativity, expression and an appreciation of architecture and the iconic images that make up cities around the World.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for business and culture, said:

“The Brick City exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been an unprecedented success. From the exhibition’s opening on 14 September until it closed on 11 October, the Museum welcomed over 14,000 paying visitors.

“As soon as we announced the exhibition it caused a big buzz of excitement on our social media accounts, and many people told us that they couldn’t wait to visit ‘Brick City’.

“I’m delighted that so many visitors took the opportunity to view the exhibition and to engage with the LEGO activities on the balcony. It really was an exhibition that appealed to all ages.

“The Museum & Art Gallery really is fulfilling its potential as a visitor attraction and adding to the vibrancy of Shrewsbury and Shropshire.”

A new exhibition from a nationally-important collection of puppets and masks opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s on Monday 26 October 2015. The Magical World of Masks & Puppets is a touring exhibition from the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre.

For more information, visit www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk, or follow @shrewsmuseum on twitter.