Iconic landmarks on show

Warren Elsmore with his LEGO model.
Warren Elsmore with his LEGO model.

Egypt’s pyramids, the Great Wall of China and Niagara Falls will all be on show at a Northumberland museum – when a LEGO exhibition starts next month.

A range of world-famous landmarks constructed from the renowned small plastic bricks will feature in a new display at Woodhorn.

Visitors will be able to explore the incredible Brick Planet exhibition and marvel at these miniature wonders recreated in LEGO by artist Warren Elsmore.

He has also created some famous sights from around the North East region, including the Tyne Bridge, Angel of the North and even Woodhorn itself.

Bamburgh Castle will feature too, having been selected by the general public though an online vote.

Visitors will also have the chance to have a go themselves in the hands-on creation station.

Woodhorn director Keith Merrin said: “I am sure that everyone who visits Brick Planet will enjoy all of the exhibits.”

Edinburgh-based Elsmore has been a lifelong fan of LEGO and creates unique, one-off models for individuals and corporate companies including Dell, the BBC and Visit Denmark.

Elsmore has produced two books, Brick City and Brick Wonders, which feature some of his creations.

The Woodhorn exhibition will showcase many of the brilliant exhibits from both publications, including London’s St Pancras Station.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, February 14, to Sunday, March 22, and then Wednesday, April 1, to Sunday, May 31. Admission charges apply. For more details, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com