Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Lego Exhibition

Photos Copyright: Maggie May

Not long ago I posted about a trip to The Great Western Train Museum in Swindon and I mentioned that my grandsons particularly wanted to go there because of an exhibition of Lego taking place over the weekend.
They are both mad about Lego as well as the Steam Engines.

The girls also like Lego, so they were particularly interested and as I said before, we all ended up going to see it.
There were some complicated and busy scenes that were too big to snap in their entirety. However these pictures will give you a taste of what was exhibited.


This was part of a very busy station that went on for several yards and had people buzzing around, making it hard to take photos at all.



This was part of a Roman Chariot race that also took up a massive amount of space and attracted lots of attention.
As for me....... I preferred the flowers.

My grandsons are coming again this afternoon to spend the weekend with us. The girls will also be staying over for a few nights, so once again I am going to be very busy and might not have time to blog.
There are also two rabbits to train....... but that is another story that will have to wait.



26 comments:

aims said...

Wow - that is amazing!

Working Mum said...

Oh, how I love Lego, but I can't make anything like that!

Rose said...

I saw a Lego exhibit somewhat like this several years ago, including a huge dinosaur all out of Lego; it really is amazing what they can build with these. I always enjoyed building things with Lego with the grandkids, but we never had 1000's of pieces to make anything this spectacular:) Enjoy your weekend with the grands!

Akelamalu said...

My grandsons are all Lego mad so would absolutely love this!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The Lego exhibition looks fun Maggie. Glad you are able to spend some time with your grandchildren. My grand-daughter is coming to stay tomorrow. A x

Suldog said...

I think it's absolutely amazing what some people can do with those things. I'm lucky if I could make a square building.

Bernie said...

Lego has been a favorite for several years now hasn't it. These are amazing. I would love to see an exhibition like this one Maggie. It must of been a wonderful day. Don't work to hard sweetie but enjoy your grandchildren......:-) Hugs

Rajlakshmi said...

interesting... wonderful photos.

slommler said...

My son was a Lego maniac! He built so many cool structures. Great pics!
Enjoy the kids
Hugs
SueAnn

Jules~ said...

Wow! I never get passed a basic 4 wall house with a flat roof when I play with legos. Goodness those designs make my head spin with the wonder over the time, dedication and energy. What a a cool imaginary world for the kids. Thank you for sharing.

lakeviewer said...

I always liked Legos. Glad to know they are still popular in the UK. Not so much here in the States.

secret agent woman said...

I used to love playing with Legos with my boys.

Happy Frog and I said...

That's so strange, I didn't know about the train museum at Swindon till a friend of mine mentioned it to me last night and here you are posting on it. Also I love lego with a passion so I am going to have to try and free up some time to go there. Loved this post! :-)

Hilary said...

It's hard not to be taken with some of the things people can make with Lego. My sons used to love it and I still have a huge tub of it down in the basement. Maybe there will be grandkidlets one day. Fun, colourful pics, Maggie.

Leovi said...

Spectacular display. It should be nice to see her live.

Teacher's Pet said...

My dear friend... I am 60 years old...and I still LOVE Legos!!!!
How wonderful to see this Lego exhibition....fascinating....absolutely fascinating.
Love,
Jackie

Joey said...

I love Legos. It's incredible what they did with them. They have an exhibit at Disney World, and we loved it! They were huge Legos.

I gave Jack a set of Legos for Christmas last year. He and Abbie loved them.

Joey

Eddie Bluelights said...

I used to love lego - I liked building complicated roofs with valleys and gables and chimneys. Never had enough lego bits though.
It is very clever how they do these exhibitions. x

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Such fun!!! I'm sure the girls LOVED this!!! Have a wonderful time with your grandsons, too!!! You are in my thoughts, dear Maggie!! Love, Janine XO

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a fantastic exhibition of LEGO. I can imagine that it's not only the kids who enjoy it...

Nora said...

I wouldn't mind if being a Lego builder were my profession.

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures Maggie. So clever to be able to make things like this with Lego!

Mickle in NZ said...

I hope both dear Maggie and Harry, and their dear grandsons are having a wonder time over the boys' midterm break. And that wee Lily and little Ash are enjoying strokes and little, gentle cuddles from their grand-human cousins too.

xxxxxxxx, Mickle and a very purry (loudly purry) Zeb Cat

Amelia said...

hi there,

thanks for stopping by and your encouraging words.

I think my son too would have loved this type of thing. Lego he's not so crazy about but trains and small village type things are just up his street! Great photo's.

Amelia.x

Tracey said...

They're fantastic! I remember a few years ago going to legoland in Windsor and the buildings were amazing.. imagine getting paid to play with lego.... hmmm wheres the application form lol

RNSANE said...

By the time they built LegoLand in southern California, my boys had long outgrown their love of Legos. If I don't have grandchildren soon, I will probably miss it all. I am not so crazy about them ( too many years of vacuuming and stepping on those darn little pieces everywhere! ) to go on my own though folks say it is just fabulous.