Six word Saturday

Taking a step back into childhood

What to do on a grey day in January?  Why, visit a Lego exhibition, of course.  A walk through time, in bricks, at Preston Park Museum.

Lascaux cave paintings

Copernicus discovers Heliocentrism

The railway’s coming!

China on the rise

Amazing what you can do with a few bricks, isn’t it?  The captions should help if you’re bemused.  All part of Saturday’s rich entertainment, as is Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.  Enjoy your day!


  1. I know this isn’t Preston Park near Brighton so I’m presuming it is somewhere near you? As you say, amazing what you can do with a pile of bricks.

    1. It’s a museum and country park beside the River Tees, Mari. The main attraction is a Victorian street with smithy, sweet shop, etc. I’ve featured it on here before. 🙂 🙂

  2. A fine Lego Expo you’ve given us, Jo. More my sister’s building medium than mine, though we both inherited my mother’s big box of terracotta building bricks – much much chunkier than Lego and they didn’t interlock so you had to be very very careful – but if you had enough boxes (which we didn’t) you could build whole cathedrals according to instructions that looked like architect’s plans. I wonder where that box is now. It weighed a ton.

    1. Sounds like a challenge, Tish. I used to be quite good with the wooden shapes but my Lego buildings were haphazard to say the least. 🙂 🙂 There’s a miniature Durham Cathedral in Lego that’s been used as a fund raiser at the cathedral, on a ‘buy a brick’ basis. It’s a wonderful replica.

  3. My grandkids would have enjoyed this exhibit. Looks like you had fun. I liked seeing the creativity and would be stumped to replicate these on my own. A happy post.

  4. Who would have thought Lego displays could be art? The sets remind me of those domino displays, where, when finished, you knock one piece over and the action knocks them all down in a sequence that marvels me. Impressive!

  5. Was this with the little one then? I remember Lego when it really was just bricks and window frames and roof tiles and very little else. I would spend hours building my own house and then the garden to go with it as I had a gardening set from Woolworths and used to buy packets of tiny flowers to plant! That should have given me an indication of what my career ought to have been! My boys and grandson loved the technical Lego, but it was very expensive. More so now I guess. My daughter has inherited all the Lego.

    1. It seems to’ve got much more complicated down the years. I have to pay close attention to the instructions. 😦 Lisa says it’s taken away creativity but everything I built was wonky anyway. 🙂 🙂

    1. Hours of patience, Cathy! I always used to start well and then get lost in the instructions 🙂 🙂 Still do! Thanks, darlin. Zumba, lunch with a friend and a lot of walking. Worn out now 🙂

  6. How lovely Jo, my favourites are the railway station and the grand piano. Our attic s full of Lego – loads from our own childhood and a similar amount from our children. They loved combining the sets and creating masterpieces. Have a great weekend. We’re just having bacon sandwiches and coffee in our local pub now keeping nice and warm!

  7. oh these are brilliant. What fun! We need a museum like this today!! You had me confused for a moment though with the Preston Park, as I used to live near the museum in Preston Park and I was thinking what is Jo doing in Brighton?! Different Preston Park of course 😉

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