Lego models of seven Ancient Wonders to appear at Notts art gallery

Some of the world’s most iconic locations created in Lego bricks will be on show in a Nottinghamshire art gallery.

The Harley Gallery, on the Welbeck Estate, north of Mansfield will showcase Warren Elsmore’s Lego creations from January 22 to April 2 2017.

There will be more than 70 structures, on display for his latest book ‘Brick Wonders’ which is the sequel to the artist’s hugely popular ‘Brick City’, which the gallery exhibited last year.

Mr Elsmore has created the seven Ancient Wonders and other iconic sites such as the Great Wall of China, Victoria Falls, Stonehenge and the Great Barrier Reef in Lego bricks.

The exhibition is designed to teach creativity and expression.

Mr Elsmore said: “I’ve been a fan of Lego ever since I was a little kid and 2012 was when I got the chance to use my enthusiasm in a professional way, I was commissioned by Lego to build the whole Olympic Park on behalf of the Danish Tourist Board.

“It was a big project that took about 300 hours.

“We wanted to cast the net quite wide and as well as including the seven Ancient Wonders of the world, there are wonders of the ‘modern’ world such as old London Bridge.”

Lisa Gee, Gallery director, said: “2017 is a very exciting year for the Harley Gallery.

“As well as the return of firm favourites, including Lego and Harley Open Exhibition, we are celebrating the first anniversary of The Portland Collection gallery in March.”