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


We are expecting a large number of visitors this weekend and as such we will be running a free bus service to Winchester Science Centre from Zone 7 of the St Catherine’s Park & Ride. The car park at the Science Centre has a limited number of spaces and you may wish to go directly to the park and ride from mid-morning. There is a charge of £2.50 (after 10:30) or £3 (before 10:30) to park for the day (when paying you will get both a parking voucher and a bus ticket). Hold onto your bus ticket and present it on arrival at the Science Centre for a full refund. This offer is available for the St Catherine’s Park & Ride only. Please do not board the single decker green buses which say ”Park& Ride” as these will take you to the city centre – look out for the double decker bus that says Science Centre.

Please leave yourself plenty of time if you are booked onto a workshop or are attending a planetarium show.

Bus Timetable, leaving from Zone 7, St Catherine's Park & Ride to Winchester Science Centre
10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, (break), 14:15, 14:45, 15:15, 15:45, 16:15, 16:45

Bus Timetable, leaving from Winchester Science Centre to Zone 7, St Catherine's Park & Ride
10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, (break), 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30; 17:15

LEGO bricks workshop (ticketed)

A fun, presenter-led LEGO bricks building workshop. Each participant, under the expert direction of a professional LEGO bricks builder, will construct a model aircraft to take home. Up to 80 people will be working in synchronization in this mass LEGO bricks building challenge.

Workshop tickets cost £7.50 per child (children get to take home their 26-piece completed plane). General admission tickets are required. Accompanying adults do not need to purchase a workshop ticket. Annual pass holders will receive 10% discount on this event.

Workshops will take place daily at 10.30am, 12.00 noon, 1.30pm, 3.00pm and 4.30pm. 

Build a bridge

A huge and complex LEGO bricks bridge will be constructed over the course of the weekend. We're asking all visitors to the Science Centre to help us complete the challenge. 

Invention Studio

A range of LEGO bricks and LEGO Mindstorm engineering and robotics challenges will be taking place in the Invention Studio. Be warned, this is going to be competitive!

Design the car of the future with Snows Toyota

Snows Toyota of Hedge End will be joining us over the weekend with one of their Toyota C-HR Hybrid cars and holding a creative competition for you to design the car of the future. LEGO prizes will awarded for the most ingenious vehicles.


A daily programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° full-dome films. Details coming soon.

Planetarium shows are ticketed and are not included in General Admission. Savings are available for those who book General Admission and Planetarium tickets in the same transaction and for annual pass holders.

LEGO film

The LEGO Batman Movie will be screened at 17:20 on Saturday evening and The LEGO Movie will be screened at 17:20 on Sunday. Film tickets do need to be purchased separately.

The Hub Café

The onsite café stocks a range of hot and cold lunch and snacks including jacket potatoes, paninis, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and snacks and fresh coffee, speciality teas, cold drinks and ice creams. 

Picnic tables are available indoors and in the outside picnic and play area. Seating in the café is reserved for those purchasing food and drink onsite. 

How to book

Book general admission tickets on 15 and 16 September and you'll be given the opportunity to book for the Lego bricks workshop. Annual pass holders will receive 10% off the workshop. 







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