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20 September 2018

Lego exhibition heads to Fort George

Brick History LEGO exhibition on display at Fort George from Saturday 22 September

Visitors to Fort George will be able to explore the history of the world in miniature as LEGO exhibition Brick History goes on display at the historic site from Saturday 22 September – Sunday 6 January.

The Brick History exhibition, created by acclaimed LEGO artist Warren Elsemore and his team of highly-talented designers, focuses on pivotal moments in world history. History is brought to life with displays featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA, and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

Creator Warren Elsmore, said:

We love transforming the world around us into LEGO scenes. It’s a fun way to translate history into a medium that everyone can understand and relate to, especially young people.

“Forget dry lists of kings or endless battle dates – this is history brought to life. It’s great when we see visitors making that instant connection with our projects and hope it will inspire them to learn even more about our history.”

Fort George is the latest stop for Warren Elsmore’s touring LEGO exhibitions. During the Year of Young People, Historic Environment Scotland (HES), which manages over 300 Historic Scotland attractions across the country, is taking the Brick Wonders and Brick History exhibitions on tour to a number of historic sites throughout Scotland until January 2019.

Brick History will be located in the Points Battery at Fort George. This will be the first time visitors will be able to see inside this normally-restricted part of the site.

Rebecca Bailey, Head of Education & Outreach at HES, said: “We’re delighted to bring this popular touring exhibition to Fort George.

“LEGO bricks are unique in their appeal, having been a top-selling toy for over fifty years so it’s great for us to be able to showcase history in such an engaging way.

We’re sure the artistic Brick History display will be a big attraction at Fort George for young people - and big kids too.”

Brick History is on display at Fort George from Saturday 22 September – Sunday 6 January 2019. Entry to the exhibition is included in the normal admission price. Entry for members is free.

Warren Elsmore’s Brick Wonders and Brick History models will tour sites throughout Scotland until January 2019:

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Year of Young People 2018

The Year of Young People (YoYP 2018) will inspire Scotland through its young people aged 8 to 26, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. Over 200 young people throughout Scotland will become #YOYP2018 Ambassadors, ensuring their communities know about local opportunities to celebrate young people.

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