Running from April 16 to July 27 from 10am to 5pm each day, the exhibit was designed and built by Warren Elsmore. The Edinburgh-based artist is well-known for his LEGO displays, having previously created the Brick City exhibition in 2020 and the Brick History display in 2019.
This year, his work will focus on both old and new Wonders of the World, including the Egyptian pyramids, the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the Grand Canyon, Old London Bridge and a three-metre-long recreation of the Great Barrier Reef. Elsmore has built brick versions of landmarks from all seven continents out of over 500,000 bricks.
As well as the individual Wonders of the World, the exhibit will also showcase a minifigure trail leading visitors through the displays. As a tribute to the National Museum of Flight for hosting, Elsmore has also built a six-metre-long version of the Concorde housed by the museum, which will sit under the wing of its real-life counterpart.
“Since so many of us have been at home over the last 12 months, we wanted to welcome visitors back to the National Museum of Flight with a taste of global travel without having to board a plane,” explains Steve McLean, General Manager of the museum. “Whether you are a culture vulture, or simply love LEGO, this display gives you the chance to explore the wonders of the world in miniature.”
In line with Scottish safety regulations, visitors need to book their free tickets in advance and will receive a time slot of when they can enter. All guests must wear face coverings and museum staff have extra cleaning measures in place. You can find out more about what to expect from the event and reserve your place via the museum’s website.