Brick Wonders

Following official advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), The Atkinson is closed until further notice. Exhibition dates are subject to change. 

Ancient, Modern & Natural Wonders made from LEGO bricks

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

From the building of the pyramids to the International Space Station, journey through our amazing world, and be inspired to discover and create your own wonders at home.

Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, we also take in historic, modern and natural wonders from all seven continents.

Brick Wonders takes takes visitors from an Egyptian pyramid 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.

Covering the whole globe and beyond, each wonder is built using only standard LEGO bricks and a good amount of imagination!

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.

LEGO Challenge

In the countdown to the exhibition opening, get creative and take part in our LEGO Challenge. Each week we will announce a theme. On Facebook, tag The Atkinson in your LEGO masterpiece and we will share. You might even have your creation displayed in the exhibition…


04 – 10 May – Our House
11 – 17 May – Seaworthy
18 – 24 May – Animals
25 – 31 May – Southport
01 – 07 June – Science Fiction
08 – 14 June – Maze
15-  21 June – Transport
22 – 28 June – Ancient Egypt
29 June – 5 July – Under the Sea
06 – 12 July – Dinosaurs
13 – 19 July – Self Portrait

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