Little Landmarks LEGO exhibition in South Shields

LEGO model of Customs House theatre in South Shields

18 June 2017

I’m really pleased to announce the launch of my first public LEGO exhibition at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery.

I only launched my LEGO model commission service in 2015, and have worked on some fantastic models since, for a variety of purposes, but this is the first time a museum has commissioned a long term exhibition comprising solely of my LEGO models!

The Little Landmarks exhibition compromises 10 (an 11th was added later on after a public vote) South Shields landmarks built in LEGO elements, including a variety in architectural styles. I’m pretty happy with the resulting models – albeit, with every design project there are always things you’d do differently. I’ve worked for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums before – for a collaborative LEGO event involving a large map of Newcastle – at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, so I must’ve done a good job on that!

Little Landmarks – the LEGO models

The exhibition – and entire museum – is free to enter, and runs until September 30th.

  1. Herd Groyne lighthouse
  2. Arbeia West Gate
  3. South Shields Town Hall
  4. South Shields Old Town Hall
  5. Souter Lighthouse
  6. The Customs House Theatre
  7. The Word (National Centre for the Written Word) (later the setting for the LEGO Metro model by Steve Mayes)
  8. South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
  9. Haven Point
  10. St Hilda’s Church
  11. South Shields Volunteer Life Boat Station (added in September 2017)

You can find out more about the Little Landmarks LEGO exhibition over on the Bricks McGee website.