Sheffield shop transforms into Bricktropolis building zone for incredible Lego festival

Sheffield Bricktropolis - Credit: @SheffAfter5
Sheffield Bricktropolis - Credit: @SheffAfter5
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Work has begun on transforming a Sheffield shop into a Bricktropolis building zone for next month's amazing Lego trail.

The former Google Digital Garage shop and Arctic Monkeys pop-up shop on Barker's Pool will soon become the Sheffield Bricktropolis Interactive Building Zone.

Sheffield Bricktropolis will see 21 famous buildings built on the streets of the city centre - including Sheffield's very own City Hall.

The event, which will run from 4–17 August, will allow people of all ages to follow a trail of world landmarks across the city.

The Sheffield Bricktropolis Interactive Building zone, soon to be housed in Barker's Pool, will run free workshops for kids throughout the fortnight.

Thousands of Lego bricks will be ready to be transformed into whatever their imaginations can conjure up.

For competitive Lego fans, the Interactive Building Zone will also include competitions to see who can build the fastest car, tallest tower and best robot from Lego bricks.

The diverse display of monuments, capital buildings and skyscrapers will be hosted by venues around the city, which families will be able to explore using the Sheffield Bricktropolis trail map and app.

The models are all part of a Brick Architecture display specifically designed by Duncan Titmarsh of Bright Bricks, the only accredited Lego builder in the UK.

A custom-made model of Sheffield City Hall is being created by brick building expert and Sheffielder Micheal LeCount and his model will be on display as part of the trail.

People can keep up with the very latest Sheffield Bricktropolis news, register for workshops and view trail maps at www.sheffieldbricktropolis.com. Search #SheffieldBricktropolis on Twitter and Instagram, or join the Facebook event for updates.