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Calling all Lego fans - have you got what it takes to win the great Bury St Edmunds brick off?

18:14 10 February 2016

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. One of the exhibits on show.

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. One of the exhibits on show.

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Lego enthusiasts in Suffolk are being pitted against one another in a ‘brick off’ competition.

The Lego model of Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds arrives at the museum. L-R: Rhys Knight (Freelance Lego Artist), Mayor Patrick Chung and Anna Chung.The Lego model of Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds arrives at the museum. L-R: Rhys Knight (Freelance Lego Artist), Mayor Patrick Chung and Anna Chung.

The high-speed building contest is being organised as part of the Brick City exhibition currently running at Moyse’s Hall on the Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds.

Guests will be given just 10 minutes to create a landmark of their choice - with judges hoping many will choose buildings from Bury and other Suffolk towns.

The brick off takes place this Saturday, February 13.

All of the bricks for the builds will be provided by Brickologists, who run workshops to help learning through Lego.

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. One of the exhibits on show.The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. One of the exhibits on show.

Brick City laucnhed last month and showcases recreations of some of the world’s most famous scenes including London’s Olympic stadium and the Rio carnival.

Lance Alexander, heritage operations manager for Moyse’s Hall, said: “The exhibition has been great at getting people into the museum, we had 2,000 people in during the first two weeks, and a lot of them are younger people.

“We have had schools who have booked in for the Lego workshop, then booked to come back for the museum tour because they have seen the various collections we have.”

As well as the exhibition, there is a work station set up so visitors can create their own models.

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. Joanna Rayner with one of the exhibits.The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury. Joanna Rayner with one of the exhibits.

““This is the first time we have had an exhibition of this style. We wanted to bring different generations together and it is working, I came in one weekend and saw grandparents building Lego with their grandchildren,” said Mr Alexander.

“I brought my three-and-a-half year-old in and we spent 45 minutes building a Lego Rapunzel tower.”

The brick off competition will be divided into three age categories with five to eight year olds competing between 12noon and 1.30pm, nine to 14 year olds between 2pm and 3.30pm and over 15s from 4pm to 5.30pm.

To register for your place, email the team with your name, age and contact details.

For those who cannot make this weekend, a second brick off takes place on Saturday, April 2, with an adult only event on Friday, April 1.

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