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Bricks Britannia Lego exhibition opens at Kent & East Sussex Railway

All aboard for a steam railway's Lego exhibition.

A Lego exhibition opens at Tenterden’s Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR) station on Saturday.

This eight-metre long Lego model of a steam locomotive will be the centrepiece of the show.

The model, built entirely out of Lego bricks, is of the famous steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman, with three Pullman carriages.

Tenterden Junior School pupils admire the Lego exhibition at Kent East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Junior School pupils admire the Lego exhibition at Kent & East Sussex Railway

The exhibition is called Bricks Britannia and features more than 30 stunning models – all created entirely from Lego – which chart the history of Britain from Neolithic Stonehenge through to the supersonic age of Concorde.

The models were created by Bright Bricks and use hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces.

Lego is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, which is based in Billund, Denmark.

Bricks Britannia organiser Andy Hardy kneeling beside the Flying Scotsman

Bricks Britannia organiser Andy Hardy kneeling beside the Flying Scotsman

The company’s flagship product, Lego, consists of colourful, interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and other parts.

The Lego Group began manufacturing the toy bricks back in 1949.

Since then it has become a global brand, with six Legoland amusement parks now in existence.

As of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced.

In February 2015, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance’s “world’s most powerful brand”.

Pupils from Tenterden Junior School enjoying playing with Lego at KESR

Pupils from Tenterden Junior School enjoying playing with Lego at K&ESR

The modern Lego brick design was patented on January 28, 1958.

A spokesman for the KESR said: “There’s also an opportunity to join our workshops where both young, and young at heart, can build their very own Lego steam locomotive and Pullman carriage.”

Entry to the Bricks Britannia exhibition is free when you buy an all-day travel card for the railway, which permits travel between Tenterden and Bodiam stations.

Fares also include free entry into the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum, which has a huge collection of memorabilia.

(BLOB) Tickets are £18 for adults, £12 for children and £38 for families.

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