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Return of the Brick

On 14/15 March 2020 the National Space Centre hosted its tenth annual weekend dedicated to LEGO©, an event that was overshadowed by talk of a global pandemic, leading to the first UK lockdown just 8 days later. Two very long years later, with reduced capacity to support visitors and staff, the team are delighted to welcome back once again members of the Brickish Association to host a HUGE display of LEGO throughout the Centre. Malika Andress, spokesperson for the National Space Centre, said; “It is great to be able to bring back this very popular event. We opened table bookings last week and already have filled every gallery, meeting room and spare bit of space we have with awe inspiring LEGO creations. We are bringing back the LEGO mosaic that people can get involved in building, and Fairy Bricks will be on site to use the power of LEGO to brighten the lives of sick children in hospital.” Alongside a huge exhibition of LEGO there will be traders, competitions, mosaic building and all the other attractions the National Space Centre has to offer, so visitors get the “double whammy” of space and LEGO!

The Chief Fairy from Fairy Bricks, a local charitable organisation working with the National Space Centre and Brickish Association to host this event, said; “Play is a vital part of the recovery process when children are in hospital. It provides comfort, distraction and is even used as an educational tool by Play Specialists to assist children with procedures they have to endure. Fairy Bricks aim to deliver LEGO to over 200 hospitals throughout the UK and 26 other countries per year.” Did you know?

  • The LEGO bricks made way back in 1958 will still fit perfectly with those you play with today

  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times round the world

  • On average there are 80 LEGO bricks for every person on Earth

  • A column of approximately 40 billion LEGO bricks could reach the Moon

  • 1,300 LEGO pieces are made per second, 78,000 per minute and 4,680,000 per hour

The Brickish Weekend is a Premium Event – Annual Passes are not valid. Tickets cost £16.50 for adults and £13.50 for children and concessions. Under 5s are free. Book online now and upgrade to a FREE annual pass.


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