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Sheffield Bricktropolis

Sat. 6 August 2022 — Sun. 21 August 2022

Activities free; trail map £1

Calling all Lego fans young and old. Sheffield Bricktropolis returns in August 2022, bringing brick-building fun to the city centre. And this time, the theme is dinosaurs.

Sheffield Bricktropolis will bring to the city centre a trail of dinosaur models and a showcase of unique creations from super builders. Plus, there'll be lots of chance to get hands-on, either in the play zone at Sheffield Cathedral or by contributing to a giant mosaic.

Brickosaurs Trail
6–21 August, various locations
A series of 15 amazing dinosaur models will be scattered across local businesses in the city centre. Pick up a trail map for £1 from Explorer Central next to the Winter Garden and head out on a roar-some adventure to track them all down and learn fun facts along the way. Return your completed trail map 5pm on 21st August to enter a prize draw to win a family trip to the Legoland Windsor Resort or a £100 Sheffield City Centre gift card. Explorer Central on Surrey Street is open Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday 10am–5pm.

Stay and Play Zone
6–21 August, Sheffield Cathedral
Open Monday–Friday 9am–5pm, Saturday 9am–4pm, Sunday 12–3pm
Thousands of Lego and Duplo bricks are ready to be transformed into whatever young imaginations can conjure up. For ages 4+. You can also leave your mark on the brick graffiti wall.

Giant Mosaic Build
9–10 August / 16–17 August, Sheffield Hallam University's Hallam Hall (within the Owen Building)
Open 10am–4.30pm
Drop in and help to build a large dinosaur-themed mosaic. Over the course of each two-day event, hundreds of people will help create the giant mosaic. Look out for photos of the completed mosaic on social media.

Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL) Weekend
6–7 August, 10am–4pm, Sheffield Hallam University's Hallam Hall (within the Owen Building)
AFOL from across the country will gather to display their models and unique creations. See some incredibly intricate models – some will be recognisable, and others have come from the depths of the builders’ imaginations.

Giant Mosaic Build

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