Big Brick Challenge - a weekend of ingenuity and engineering with LEGO Bricks.

Take our Big Brick Challenge – are you a LEGO® Master Builder?
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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is holding the Big Brick Challenge - a weekend of engineering and construction with LEGO® bricks from 16-17 September. Experts from Hampshire’s Bright Bricks are presenting fun LEGO® bricks building workshops throughout the day, helping you develop your LEGO® building skills and to construct a 26-piece model aircraft that you can take home. Bright Bricks is also leading the construction of a huge and complex LEGO bridge over the course of the weekend, and participants can help the Centre complete this masterpiece.

In addition to this, a series of competitive engineering and robotic challenges with LEGO® Mindstorm take place in The Invention Studio. Snows Toyota of Hedge End are bringing a hybrid car to the Centre and visitors are invited to design a car of the future, with LEGO® prizes to be won. And the LEGO® fun does not stop there, the Science Centre is also showing LEGO® movies in the Centre’s state-of-the-art Planetarium; The LEGO® Batman flies into action on Saturday and you can join Emmet for The LEGO® Movie on Sunday.

The Big Brick Challenge is led by Bright Bricks, a professional LEGO® building company based in Bordon, Hampshire. It was founded by the UK’s only LEGO® Certified Professional, Duncan Titmarsh, who is the Master Builder behind some of the LEGO® creations on show in LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

"We’re excited about the Big Brick Challenge and can’t wait to see how big everyone can build the LEGO® bridge", said Jamie Negus, Project Coordinator at Bright Bricks. "We’re pleased to be helping Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium inspire their visitors to build with the science of engineering in their minds. 

Ben Ward, CEO of Winchester Science Centre added: "The Big Brick Challenge is one of a number of themed weekends we're offering visitors this Autumn. We're hosting a special Star Wars themed weekend on 7-8 October, featuring a live show presented by Jon Chase and screenings of Rogue One and The Force Awakens. This October half-term is all about Spooky Science and that leads us nicely to our Horrible Science Weekend with Nick Arnold on 4-5 November. 

Big Brick Challenge workshops take place from 16 - 17 September at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 per child plus general admission, accompanying adults do not need to purchase a workshop ticket. The LEGO® movies in the Planetarium cost £5 per person and the film starts at 5.20pm. Advanced booking is recommended, reserve your place by visiting www.winchestersciencecentre.org.