Lego Brick Wonders coming to Derry for first ever Irish exhibition

Derry and Strabane District Council Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion proves it�"s cool to be square as the first Citizen has  a close encounter with The Hulk, Patrick Kealy and Thor, Mark Doherty in The Guildhall at the launch of the Lego Brick Wonders competition. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.15
Derry and Strabane District Council Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion proves it�"s cool to be square as the first Citizen has a close encounter with The Hulk, Patrick Kealy and Thor, Mark Doherty in The Guildhall at the launch of the Lego Brick Wonders competition. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.15

Derry is to host Ireland’s first ever Lego Brick Wonders exhibition.

Mayor Elisha McCallion said the event was a massive coup for Derry and announced details of a Brick Wonders Competition to “create some excitement ahead of the event.”

She said the compeititon is a fantastic way of engaging with young people and children and getting them to showcase their creative talents and be part of the global Brick Wonders phenomenon.

“I am so excited that the Brick Wonders Exhibition is coming to Derry between 06 February and 02 May 2016. This is a massive coup for us and will be the first time this exhibition has ever been exhibited on the island of Ireland. The creator Warren Elsmore has built over 70 LEGO models and the exhibition covers not only the seven ancient wonders of the world but also seven old, modern and natural wonders. In addition to the exhibition we will have a host of events including workshops and events for people to come along and enjoy, details of which will be available shortly.

“In the interim, we are organising the Brick Wonders Competition in an effort to create awareness of the exhibition next year and to also create some excitement ahead of the event. The competition encourages competitors to make a LEGO creation of their choice and is open to three age levels – children aged 6-12; teens aged 13 to 16 and big kids and adult LEGO fans aged over 16.The creation can be any size or shape and must be made entirely out of LEGO and the closing date for entries is 12 noon on Friday 22 January. It’s your chance to create your own design and show your artistic and creative side and be in with a chance of winning some vouchers and get your design included in the exhibition,” she added.

Elsa Edwards, Legacy Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council said the Brick Wonders Competition is a great way of getting the public excited about the exhibition.

Derry and Strabane District Council Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion proves it�"s cool to be square as the first Citizen has  a close encounter with The Hulk, Patrick Kealy and Thor, Mark Doherty in The Guildhall at the launch of the Lego Brick Wonders competition. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.15

Derry and Strabane District Council Mayor Councillor Elisha McCallion proves it�"s cool to be square as the first Citizen has a close encounter with The Hulk, Patrick Kealy and Thor, Mark Doherty in The Guildhall at the launch of the Lego Brick Wonders competition. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 09.12.15

“We really want people to get involved in this competition and to come up with some fantastic creative designs that will not only showcase their LEGO building talents and imagination but will also tell a story about them, their friends and family or their community. How the public interpret this competition is up to them but if you really want to impress the judges then you might want to consider building something that makes your town, city or community stand out. We are hugely excited to have secured this exhibition for the city and district and look forward to welcoming families and LEGO enthusiasts from across the island of Ireland next spring,” she said.

To download an application form click on –www.scinnovate.co or contact Elsa Edwards at elsa.edwards@derrystrabane.com. Rules and conditions apply and details are available online. Information on the Brick Wonders Exhibition and how to get tickets will be made available in the coming weeks.