Well, at least one of the droids! It was Edinburgh Comic Con this past weekend and, as it’s our local con, we thought it was time to do a BIG Build. Actor Jimmy Vee was one of the guest this years, best known for his roles in Harry Potter, Doctor Who and - of course - Star Wars! Jimmy played R2D2 in episodes VII and VIII, so it was great to get his seal of approval on the final model.
The majority of our exhibition stay in a single venue for a few months, then they move on. Sometimes it’s much less - but sometimes it’s more. Especially when a large, busy, London museum needs a crowd pleaser for the summer!
If you live in Edinburgh, you’ll know of the Appleton Tower. As well as being housing some of Edinburgh Universities Students union and being the Edinburgh Fringe Hub - it’s also the home to the School of Infomatics. They’re a world leader in artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine translation, and theoretical computer science……
If you’re been in our studio over the last few months, then you’ll have seen something large, grey and scary coming together. Well, finally we can say what it is and where it’s going. LEGO House, meet a Steampunk Submarine!
What was your dream job as a child? There's no prizes for guessing what Warrens' was!
As part of a new BBC radio series, cunning called Dream Jobs, Warren gave an interview about how exactly it works - and what skills you might need in order to get such a job (hint: build a lot of LEGO!)
Released today is our limited edition model of Edinburgh Castle - made entirely from LEGO bricks. More details here. It's been a long time coming, this model and I'll be honest - it wasn't an easy thing to design!
We've just installed Brick Dinos into Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar despite the Beast from the East dropping lots of snow on us. It hasn't stopped us yet, but it has meant we've had to stay put in our hotel in Guisborough for a little longer than planned.
You might have noticed that the team were up in Inverness just before Christmas and we've just finished working in Aberdour Castle in Fife. Well - there's more to come in Scotland this year in conjunction with Historic Environment Scotland.
We always try to keep a note of how many visitors attend each of our exhibitions. It's handy to know and, of course, it's nice to know that the show is being appreciated! It seems Brick Wonders has been a little busier than normal though...
As we come towards the holidays and the end of another year, the team at Warren Elsmore wish you all a very happy Christmas and peaceful and prosperous New Year . Lets hope Santa remembers us all and leaves more bricks under the tree, as we are already working hard on some great new models for 2018! The diary is already looking very busy for the New Year and we look forward to catching up with you all soon.
VisitScotland is celebrating "spectacular" growth in visitors to Scotland's museums and attractions, and we're delighted that they've chosen our Brick City exhibition on its New Lanark visit to headline this article in The Scotsman. We think that deserves a celebration!
The people of Westhill in Aberdeenshire certainly were the other week! We were asked to do something special to celebrate Book Week with a theme of 'nourishment'. So what better than to make a mosaic of the very hungry Caterpillar?
It's one of those times when it seems that all the exhibitions are on the move! Last week Guy and Alastair were in Norwich and today we've just finished putting the final touches to our Brick History Exhibition here at Preston Park Museum and Grounds, which opens on Thursday!