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LEGO® is more than a toy. It makes architects, sculptors and storytellers of us all. In Spring 2016, renowned brick artist Warren Elsmore and his team displayed some of their most beautiful and intricate mini-buildings and models in five display cases in our Grand Gallery. To add to the set, they were also be on-site, building a special three-metre model of our very own museum.

  • Come and join our BUILD IT! party

    Come and join our BUILD IT! party
  • Lucas Hashem-Ford helps artist in LEGOⓇ bricks Warren Elsmore set up a special display of models for BUILD IT!

    Lucas Hashem-Ford helps artist in LEGOⓇ bricks Warren Elsmore set up a special display of models for BUILD IT!
  • Chinese Gate made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    Chinese Gate made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore
  • Lucas Hashem-Ford (7) helps artist in LEGOⓇ bricks Warren Elsmore set up a special display of models at the museum.

    Lucas Hashem-Ford (7) helps artist in LEGOⓇ bricks Warren Elsmore set up a special display of models at the museum.
  • Edinburgh Broughton Street made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    Edinburgh Broughton Street made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore
  • A selection of items that visitors have created in our Play and Display area at BUILD IT!

    A selection of items that visitors have created in our Play and Display area at BUILD IT!
  • Pyramid made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    Pyramid made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore
  • A selection of models from our BUILD IT! display in the Grand Gallery.

    A selection of models from our BUILD IT! display in the Grand Gallery.
  • Lincolm Memorial made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    Lincolm Memorial made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore
  • A selection of models from our BUILD IT! display in the Grand Gallery.

    A selection of models from our BUILD IT! display in the Grand Gallery.
  • London Phone Box made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

    London Phone Box made in LEGO® by artist Warren Elsmore

 

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Festival of Architecture 2016

BUILD IT! is part of the Festival of Architecture 2016, which will celebrate Scotland’s fantastic built environment, as a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design celebrations. #IAD2016.

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Exhibition information

When

29 Jan - 17 Apr 2016

Where

5 display cases, Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free