National Museum of Flight builds Awesome event for LEGO® lovers

Visitors to the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune are set for a fantastic weekend of LEGO® themed activities when the popular Awesome Bricks event returns to the East Lothian attraction on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. 

The two-day family event features lots of hands-on fun including the chance to help LEGO® experts Warren and Teresa Elsmore construct a Second World War fire engine from 65,000 LEGO® bricks. Visitors can also navigate a LEGO® train down a special track and create their own unique LEGO designs in a Brick Build zone filled with 70,000 bricks. They can construct a LEGO® building to add to the model town of AwesomeVille, with bigger DUPLO® bricks available for under 5s who can build a Little AwesomeVille town of their own. 


The event features a Speed Build Challenge where visitors can compete against friends, family and other visitors to see who is fastest at building a LEGO® helicopter. There’s also a Minifigure Trail where families can hunt for LEGO® minifigures amongst the LEGO® models on display in the Museum’s Civil Aviation hangar. 


As well as its programme of hands-on activities, Awesome Bricks features displays of incredible models created by Adult Fans of LEGO® from across the UK including a seaside pier, Glasgow School of Art, an Iron Age village and a Japanese Garden as well as vintage and modern Star Wars sets. Unique LEGO® art, minifigures and creations will also be on sale. 


All of the other attractions at the National Museum of Flight will be available to enjoy including iconic aircraft such as a Red Arrows Hawk and Scotland’s Concorde which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its arrival at the Museum. Families can visit the Fantastic Flight gallery with its interactive displays offering a wonderful way to discover how aeroplanes fly. There’s also a chance to learn about East Fortune’s wartime heritage through photographs, film, personal testimony and unique artefacts in the attraction’s Fortunes of War exhibition.  


Steve McLean, General Manager, National Museum of Flight said; 


“Our Awesome Bricks event has been running since 2017 and is always enjoyed by LEGO® lovers and anyone who loves interactive family fun.  The challenges involved are a great way to allow children to be creative and to learn problem solving skills. The event’s Big Build is particularly popular with visitors who get the chance to contribute to an impressive LEGO® structure that will remain on display for several weeks. Combined with the opportunity to see all of the attractions here at the Museum, Awesome Bricks provides a fantastic day out for all the family.”   


Awesome Bricks runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June.  

Due to event capacity, advance booking is required to ensure entry. 

Admission:  Adult (16+) £15.50 Concession £13.50, Child (5-15) £10.50. Carers and under 5’s free. 15% off family bookings. 

National Museums Scotland members £2 with pre-booked ticket. 


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Notes to editors

  1. National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the UK and Europe and it looks after collections of national and international importance. The organisation provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display. 


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