Sheffield to become Sheffield Bricktropolis this summer
Sheffield will be transformed into a city of LEGO® bricks this summer as Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) brings Sheffield Bricktropolis to the city centre from 4 – 17 August.
LEGO fans will be able to explore the city on the Sheffield Bricktropolis trail, a stunning spectacle featuring 20 world landmark models, plus a custom model of one of Sheffield’s most famous buildings. A diverse display of monuments, capital buildings and skyscrapers will be hosted by venues around the city, which families will be able to explore using the Sheffield Bricktropolis trail map and app.
The models are all part of a Brick Architecture display specifically designed by Duncan Titmarsh of Bright Bricks, the only accredited LEGO-builder in the UK. A custom-made model of Sheffield’s famous City Hall is being created by LEGO brick building expert and Sheffielder Micheal LeCount. The model will be on display as part of the trail.
For kids, the Sheffield Bricktropolis Interactive Building Zone will be running free workshops throughout the fortnight, with thousands of LEGO bricks ready to be transformed into whatever imaginations can conjure up. The Interactive Building Zone will be based in an empty retail unit helping to brighten up the city centre.
Suitable for ages four and up, the Interactive Building Zone will feature workshops on cityscapes, in which children will be given the freedom to design their own cities, buildings and transport of the future. For kids who love space, there will be an opportunity to help create a moon base, and for those who like to get outside, the chance to build your own garden from bricks.
For competitive LEGO fans, the Interactive Building Zone will also include competitions to see who can build the fastest car, tallest tower and best robot from LEGO bricks. Those who like a challenge can attend the Earthquake! session and attempt to build a house from LEGO bricks that can withstand earthquake conditions.