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    Brick Wonders Tour of 500,000 LEGO Bricks is Coming to The Forum

    Press release - 23 Oct 2017

    LEGO® lovers are in for a treat when The Forum welcomes the Brick Wonders exhibition to Norwich from Friday 1 December – Sunday 21 January 2018. 

    This awesome family-friendly exhibition, curated by artist Warren Elsmore, features 500,000 LEGO® bricks to take visitors on a journey of discovery of amazing sites from around the world.

    The Forum is hosting Brick Wonders in its Gallery space and entry to the exhibition is free. Visitors will be able to marvel at the seven wonders of the ancient world and be wowed by modern, natural and historic wonders from all seven continents.

    The exhibition invites visitors to travel from an Egyptian pyramid to the Matterhorn Mountain, to enjoy the natural wonder of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) and take in the bustle of Old London Bridge.

    There’s a chance to re-discover everyday marvels such as electricity and the Internet as well as an incredible centrepiece of a 2x4 metre model of an airport, complete with working runway lights.

    Brick Wonders also features many more LEGO® models and structures, including tiny models to inspire building at home, to larger mosaics and dioramas. Visitors to The Gallery will also be able to enjoy watching LEGO® films and get creative on the graffiti wall.

    The Forum has teamed up with Warren Elsmore, artist and curator of Brick Wonders, and independent department store Jarrold to bring the exhibition to Norwich. Warren said: “We’re all really excited to bring Brick Wonders to Norwich this Christmas! It’s the first time that any of our exhibitions have been to East Anglia, but we’re sure it won’t be the last!”

    Richard Fair, Events Manager at The Forum said: “Visitors to The Forum are in for a special treat this December and January - where else can you take in the seven wonders of the world and much more within one exhibition space?! It’s quite staggering to see the work and creativity that has gone into Brick Wonders – we can’t wait for the exhibition to open.”

    This special exhibition inspires creativity in all ages and offers a renewed sense of awe at the world around us.  Brick Wonders has visited art galleries, museums, and exhibition centres from Italy to Northern Ireland, and The Forum and local exhibition partner, Jarrold, are delighted to bring Brick Wonders to Norwich for its first visit to the east of England.

    Jarrold, will be hosting an additional Brick Wonders exhibition piece in its London Street store from 1 December – 21 January. Selina Clarke, toy buyer at Jarrold said: “LEGO® is one of our top selling toys, perhaps because it is still a firm favourite of people of all ages and the bricks offer endless building opportunities. It’s exciting that this exhibition is coming to The Forum and Jarrold.”

    The exhibition will be open daily in The Forum’s Gallery from 1 December – 21 January* between 10am – 4pm (*closed 24 – 26 December). For further information please visit warrenelsmore.com/brickwonders.

    For further info, images and to set up an interview or press visit please contact: Lindsey Roffe lindseyroffe@theforumnorwich.co.uk tel: 07808 771282

    More info on Brick Wonders can be seen on social media via Twitter: @WarrenElsmore, Facebook: facebook.com/brickwarren and #BrickWonders

    Notes to editors

    About The Forum:

    • The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.
    • It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
    • Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.
    • The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.
    • It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.
    • The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.
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