Brick Wonders

Temporary opening times from Monday 27 July

Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Free entry, donations welcome

There is a one-way system in place around the museum and the interactive displays have been temporarily removed. Maximum capacity of 30 visitors at a time in the gallery. Plan your visit here.

Brick Wonders

Ancient, Modern & Natural Wonders made from LEGO bricks

Brick Wonders transports you around the world to ancient, modern & natural wonders, recreated from half a million LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team.

From the building of the pyramids to the invention of the internet, journey around the globe and be inspired to discover and create your own wonders at home.

Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition takes in historic, modern and natural wonders from all seven continents. From the great pyramid of Giza to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome natural display of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the internet.

Each wonder is built using only standard LEGO bricks and a good amount of imagination! The models vary in scale and visitors can find out how many bricks were used to recreate each wonder, as well as how many hours it took to complete. For example, the large installation of the Great Barrier Reef is built using 200,000 LEGO bricks and took 55 days to complete and the Trojan Horse is recreated using 60 bricks and took 90 minutes to complete.

The Brick Wonders exhibition also features a series of LEGO stop motion animations from Morgan Spence.

At Home Activities

To help keep you safe when you visit The Atkinson, the interactive displays in this exhibition have been temporarily removed. Here are some great activities for you to download and have fun with at home.

Colouring in: African Savanah
Colour in a LEGO Duplo giraffe, elephant and lion cub.

Colouring in: Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Draw and colour your own imaginary version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Did they have flowers, trees, fountains or statues?

LEGO Challenge
Choose a theme and tag The Atkinson in a photo of your masterpiece!

LEGO Puzzle: The Master Mosaic Maker
Create LEGO mosaics using the puzzle instructions from The Master Mosaic Maker.

About the Artist

Warren Elsmore is an artist in LEGO bricks and a lifelong fan of LEGO who is based in Edinburgh, UK. He has been in love with the little plastic bricks since the age of four and now spends his days creating amazing models with LEGO.

After fifteen years in a successful IT career, in 2012 Warren moved to working full-time with LEGO bricks, helping businesses realise their own dreams in plastic.

His first book, Brick City, was released in 21 languages to critical acclaim and has been followed by a catalogue of books and commissions recreating famous places, objects and events in LEGO.

Exhibitions of Warren’s models tour museums and galleries throughout Europe, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people.

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