Chester Cathedral Summer Lego Exhibition prepares for lift off

Chester Cathedral Summer Lego Exhibition prepares for lift off

This summer Chester Cathedral will play host to 111 incredible models built by LEGO build masters, Bright Bricks, for the Bricks in Motion exhibition. The exhibition will run from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 4 September.

The Bricks in Motion exhibition celebrates the weird and wonderful world of transport and includes a space shuttle, a F1 Mercedes, horse-drawn carriages and Concorde.   The centrepiece of the exhibition will be a 7 metre long faithful replica of the Titanic.

The models took a year to construct and were created by 22 of the finest LEGO artists in the world, including Duncan Titmarsh, the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional.

Duncan Titmarsh said: “The Bricks in Motion show is a culmination of four years of experience building amazing and detailed creations for clients all over the world.  After successful installations in a number of museums and galleries, Bright Bricks decided to create their own touring show.  We are very excited about bringing the Bricks in Motion show to Chester and are delighted to be displaying our models in the magnificent setting of Chester Cathedral.”

Vice Dean of Chester Cathedral, Peter Howell-Jones, said: “Chester Cathedral is now well known for its association with LEGO and we are making great progress with the building of our 350,000 brick replica of the building.  We jumped at the chance to host the Bricks in Motion exhibition as it will appeal to families during the summer holidays and we are excited to see such detailed LEGO craftsmanship on display.”

Chester Cathedral will also install a large LEGO pit for children to play in in The Refectory Café for the duration of the holidays.  A series of LEGO Make and Take Saturday workshops, lasting an hour and costing £10, will also give children aged 5-10 years the chance to build a sports car and then take part in a speed challenge on a special gravity-defying racetrack.