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See the Past in Lego Bricks this Summer

A stunning exhibition depicting key moments in world history using LEGO® bricks is coming to West Dunbartonshire this summer.

Brick History features famous moments such as the end of dinosaurs and the destruction of Pompeii alongside LEGO® models of icons from Mozart to Martin Luther King. It will be shown for the for the first time in Scotland when the exhibition opens at Clydebank Town Hall in June for a 12 week run.

The collection of amazing displays has been put together by renowned LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore and reflects five key themes of arts, conflict, equality, exploration, and transport.

Visitors to the exhibition will journey though history with displays of the Battle of Hastings, the Viking Invasion, and Nelson Mandela becoming President of South Africa all made from LEGO®.

The exhibition will be the first held within the newly refurbished Bruce Street Baths at Clydebank Town Hall. The Council has spent £90,000 upgrading the much loved ‘C’ listed baths which opened in 1932 and originally housed Turkish Baths, Russian Vapour Baths, a laundry and a massage room. The former 3-lane swimming pool is joined to Clydebank Town Hall.

There will also be an interactive play area where kids can create their own masterpieces, with soft play brick areas and brick play areas for younger visitors.  

Councillor Michelle McGinty, Convener of Educational Services, said: “I’m delighted to see the Council hosting this exhibition, which is a first for Scotland. I believe this is going to be extremely popular with residents and visitors of all ages.. There will be so much to see and do, and the skill which goes into creating these pieces in this exhibition is amazing.”

Councillor David McBride, Depute Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development added, said: “It’s fantastic to see our historic Bruce Street Baths being used to showcase an exhibition such as this, and the work we are undertaking to regenerate the building will be of huge benefit to the area.  The stunning exhibition tells a great story in displays which will be familiar with visitors of all ages. I would encourage people to come along and to see the variety of pieces on display and the talented involved in creating this outstanding exhibition.”

Ticket information will be released within the next week, with high demand for tickets expected, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Visitors can see ‘Brick History – The Tour’ at Clydebank Town Hall’s Bruce Street Baths when it opens on Friday 16 June 2017, running throughout the Summer -  Monday to Sunday, until 2 September 2017.

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