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Lego Brick City exhibition at Low Parks Museum has welcomed its 5000th visitor.
Grandmother Rene Rigby went along with her grandchildren Abbie and Alexander
(both aged 6) during the October school week to enjoy one of the most successful events ever staged by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture (SLLC).
The cousins, who attend Kirkton Primary School in Carluke, were delighted to pick up a construction play set each, to mark the milestone event.
Chairman of the SLLC board, Councillor Hamish Stewart, presented the prizes and the family will also enjoy a complimentary lunch in the cafe when they visit next.
Officials have been delighted that the attraction has brought so many visitors to Hamilton.
Councillor Stewart said: “The Brick City tour has been a huge success.
“We are delighted to have welcomed so many thousands of people through the door at Low Parks Museum – which in itself is a fantastic venue.
“The appeal of Lego is universal, and adults and children alike have been fascinated by the amazing constructions and have been keen to get in to build a masterpiece of their own.
“We are proud and honoured to have been part of the tour.”
As the touring exhibition enters its final weekend before heading to London, a final call is going out urging Lego fans not to miss out before the doors close on Sunday, November 2.
Featuring 60 stunning architectural scale models of major landmarks and iconic global images, the exhibition gives visitors the chance to marvel at the intricacy required to recreate them – including our own iconic mausoleum and Low Parks museum itself.
All have been painstakingly recreated by Edinburgh-based artist Warren Elsmore.
Taking centre stage is a breathtaking recreation of St Pancras Station, London, built from 150,000 Lego bricks, and which took an astonishing two years to complete.
Mrs Rigby, from Morningside, near Wishaw, said: “I’m delighted to be the 5000th visitor to the exhibition – and my grandchildren are especially excited to have the chance to come back to pick up their prizes.
“Hats off to everyone involved at Low Parks in giving us a day out that the whole family could enjoy. We will definitely be back.”