June 17 2017

Little Landmarks LEGO exhibition in South Shields

Arbeia Roman Fort in LEGO at South Shields Museum

I’m really pleased to announce – after many long nights and weekends spent building! – that my Little Landmarks LEGO exhibition is now open at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery.

The exhibition, for Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums, is a three month showcase of local landmarks built with thousands of LEGO bricks, and runs from June 17th 2017 – 30 September 2017

The Little Landmarks exhibition focuses on 10 landmarks in and around South Shields built with LEGO bricks. The models are all free standingng, and built in a mixture of styles, from full buildings with 360 perspectives to facades only. The 10 landmarks are:

  1. Herd Groyne lighthouse – the iconic red lighthouse of South Shields
  2. Arbeia West Gate – a model of a reconstructed model of the West Gates of the Roman fort at South Shields. Talk about meta!
  3. South Shields Town Hall
  4. South Shields Old Town Hall
  5. Souter Lighthouse
  6. The Customs House Theatre
  7. The Word (National Centre for the Written Word)
  8. South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
  9. Haven Point
  10. St Hilda’s Church

I’ve included a few photographs of the models below for those who aren’t able to make it to South Shields.

South Shields Old Town Hall in LEGO

South Shields Old Town Hall in LEGO

Herd Groyne Lighthouse, South Shields, in LEGO

Herd Groyne Lighthouse, South Shields, in LEGO

Customs House Theatre, South Shields, in LEGO

Customs House Theatre, South Shields, in LEGO

Entry to the exhibition – and the museum itself – is free; Little Landmarks runs until 30th September 2017. And if you’d like to commission LEGO models for your museum, please do get in touch!