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Join the Tiger Club with Milestones Museum!

As part of our Around the World Brick Adventure at Milestones Museum you can join the Tiger Club! See the attached PDF to make your very own Tiger Badge to join the crime-fighting team and stop the plot to steal the crown jewels!

https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/around-world-brick-adventure

Tiger Club Badge

Capturing the magic of the John Lewis Christmas Adverts in LEGO bricks

In November 2016 we partnered with John Lewis to add a LEGO twist to their iconic Christmas adverts!

To celebrate 10 years’ of John Lewis Christmas adverts, it seemed fitting to work with the UK’s best LEGO builder, Bright Bricks to recreate the last five adverts from LEGO.

The challenge for us was to create five unique displays using iconic scenes from John Lewis adverts The Journey, The Bear and The Hare, Monty the Penguin, The Man on the Moon and Buster the Boxer.

The displays amassed almost 10,000 bricks and took over 125 hours to create. The models were displayed in store from November 24th and due to popular demand ran until December 22nd.

The models were positioned next to Buster the Boxer’s garden and had customers peering through the Perspex boxes in awe. Harry Boughton, Toys Buyer at John Lewis said, “LEGO is one of our most enduring brands and a Christmas bestseller for us. We hope that these amazing displays will make our customers smile in the lead up to Christmas.”

Thanks to intricate designs and displays the models evoked mass appeal from publications gathering coverage sites such as Metro, The Independent, Digital Spy, Time Out and more. They were also much loved by customers in store and online, with over 10,000 views on YouTube, 4,000 engagements on Facebook and 17m Twitter impressions.

This joint venture between John Lewis, LEGO and Bright Bricks was the perfect example of how to capture the imagination using one of the world’s biggest toy brands and UK’s most loved retailer.

Have a look at how we made the five models which delighted the young and old alike!

You can find out more on the official John Lewis website.

 

Giant Souk Market in LEGO!

Lanterns, rugs, purses, this LEGO souk has it all. Let our tour guide show you around the market and show you our latest Bright Bricks builds!

In Dubai this weekend? Come and visit us at Stack to see the models shown here and many, many more! Plus loads of activities, builds and fun for all the family!

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Giant LEGO Stag for Land Rover!

This stag was built by the Bright Bricks team to be displayed alongside a record-breaking model of Tower Bridge at the unveiling of Land Rover’s new Discovery!

Giant LEGO Stork!

Built by the team at Bright Bricks from over 13,000 pieces! Our stork will be on display at Stack this October; for more details, visit http://stackitevents.com/

Bright Bricks’ First Stop Motion Animation!

To celebrate our record breaking LEGO bricks Tower Bridge we’ve created our very first animated short!

Bright Bricks reveals record breaking Tower Bridge recreation for Land Rover!

After five months of hard work, and almost 6 million bricks, our Tower Bridge reconstruction for Land Rover is now revealed! This has been a mammoth undertaking, and we are so proud of the end result. Our creation is now the world record holder for the largest structure made of LEGO bricks!

You can view the full reveal here.

And a time lapse recorded over the entire course of the project here.

We have also produced a short animation about the process of constructing the project.

Bricktastic!

We’ll be joining in on all the fun at Bricktastic this year on July 2nd-3rd. Come along and see some of the most impressive models we’ve built this year including our dragon!
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/lego-extravaganza-bricktastic-coming-manchester-11504788

History comes to life with a hands on LEGO® exhibition this Summer!

We will be curating ‘Bricks in Time: Hands on History in LEGO’’!

Travel back in time and discover models which bring to life some of Britain’s most important historical turning points in a brand new children’s LEGO exhibition this Summer.
Containing over half a million individual LEGO bricks, Bricks in Time: Hands on History in LEGO has been developed in partnership with Bright Bricks, founded by Duncan Titmarsh, the only professional LEGO maker endorsed by LEGO in the UK.
The centrepiece of the exhibition features an 8 metre long model of the nation’s favourite locomotive The Flying Scotsman, which returned to the UK’s mainline this year after a £4.2 million refurbishment. This brand new model by Bright Bricks took over 550 hours to build from approximately 100,000 individual LEGO bricks, forming the centrepiece of this brand new children’s exhibition.
Ed Diment from Brights Bricks said ‘We’ve worked on LEGO projects of all shapes and sizes over the years. This new model of the Flying Scotsman is quite possibly the loveliest thing we’ve ever made from LEGO. We’ve used the inside of the carriages to tell a story and imagine what life was like when the train was first in service.”
“It’s an excellent opportunity to see it on display at the Rheged Centre as this historic train returns to service this summer.”

The exhibition is being held at the Rheged Centre’s award winning gallery, located at the northern gateway to the Lake District at Penrith, Cumbria. It runs from Saturday 9 July – Sunday 4 September, open 10am – 5pm daily.
With over 25 models on display, visitors to the exhibition will also discover a giant diorama of Saxon life, a model of Beatrix Potter and her creations, a 2 metre long model of HMS Victory, Tudor Monarchs, The Golden Hind, a Viking longboat and a large model of Lowther Castle, all bustling with minifigs and LEGO characters dressed in period costumes, alongside many others.

Young LEGO enthusiasts can bring history to life with a range of hands on activities inspired by the surrounding models in the exhibition, from racing a wind powered train, creating a model for the zip wire, to constructing catapults and creating family portraits in LEGO.
Throughout the summer holidays, the Rheged Centre will be running daily activities inspired by history and LEGO. Young LEGO fans can make and take home their very own miniature Flying Scotsman LEGO model, customise a minifig, learn basic programming with a LEGO Mindstorms workshop, alongside other LEGO and history inspired craft workshops. There’s also a LEGO sculpture spotters trail to explore around the centre, and a 13 metre LEGO Hadrian’s ‘Graffiti’ Wall, where you can write your name in LEGO.

For the full programme, and to book workshops and activities online from July 2016, visit the Rheged Centre website at Rheged.com.
New for 2016 in Rheged’s Toy Shop will be the largest selection of LEGO in Cumbria, with a selection of the most recent ranges where futuristic worlds meet medieval kingdoms – LEGO Nexo Knights, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Star Wars, including the brand new 2016 Millennium Falcon, and LEGO Friends.

The Bricks in Time: Hands on History in LEGO exhibition runs from Saturday 9 July – Sunday 4 September, 10pm -5pm daily. Entry to the exhibition is £2.50 (3’s and under go free). Booking is not required.
For further information visit: www.rheged.com or pick up a brochure from the Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ.

See you there!
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LEGO Batmobile

Built by the team at Bright Bricks for the Batman versus Superman Premiere in London, it’s the LEGO Batmobile! Made from 100000 LEGO© Bricks!