We've been trying to do this for about 5 years. While we might be based here in Edinburgh, finding a venue we can take over in the busiest month of the year isn't easy. We came very close in 2015, but it's finally happening.... Warren and the team would like to invite you all to join us and come on our Backstage Tour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
For the whole month of August, Warren and the whole team will be working on one BIG project - and you can come and see us at work. We're often asked if people can come and visit us at our studio but sadly it's just not possible. So for one month only we're bringing the venue to Edinburghs' Royal Mile and the amazing Riddles Court.
Brick City - the Backstage Tour will give you the opportunity to see some how a firm of master builders put their models together. Firstly, you'll come into the historic Edinburgh building and see some of our very favourite models. These models are the ones that we keep in our offices. The ones we like to be surrounded by. The ones too fragile to move. The ones we can't bear to lend out to people!
Once you've had a chance to look at our favourite models, it's time to enter our studio. Surrounded by tens of thousands of LEGO bricks - all meticulously arranged of course - you'll meet our master builders. Warren, Kitty, Alastair, Guy and a few special guests will all be working throughout August right in front of your eyes.
Want to know how we build our amazing creations? Well, this is the best way to learn. We'll not just be building but we'll be able to answer your building questions and even demonstrate how our own models come together. You'll see our tools, brick stores, CAD programs - everything just as we use it all year to build LEGO models.
Think you've seen everything? The best part is still yet to come! Once you've torn yourself away from the studio it's time to go downstairs to see the Brick City we'll be constructing. Just imagine what you could do with an almost unlimited amount of LEGO bricks and sets? The team will spend all of August building an enormous city display. Featuring an airport, beach, funfair, racetrack and so much more - this will be the ultimate LEGO city display!
Spend as long as you like looking at the diorama, but make to to spend enough time to see what happens at 'night'. Every 15 minutes the sun goes down and the city will come to life - piece by piece. A fully computer controlled lighting display will bring the town to life.
Would you like the chance to win tickets for your family to visit us for free? It's easy!
In competition, in conjunction with the Primary Times lets you win tickets for your family to visit Brick City - the Backstage Tour on any day during the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe*
All you need to do is to email a picture of your favourite Edinburgh landmark to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll choose our favourite builder and you could be joining us at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
*Terms and Conditions apply.
No cash value. A maximum of 6 tickets are available for your family. Your model must be 100% your own design. Both real and digital designs are eligible, but please only send pictures - LDD or ldraw files will not be eligible.
Want even more?
If visiting out studio isn't enough, Warren is giving some extra special evening talks all about his job - getting paid to play with LEGO!
These exclusive talks will get you up close and personal as Warren talks through his 'normal' day in the office. If you ever wanted to know exactly what it takes to be a master builder, then this is the way to find out!
Tickets available now!
Tickets are on sale now!
Excited? We are, so make sure to get your ticket before they sell out. Tickets are on sale now from tickets.edfringe.com.
Brick City - the Backstage Tour is open from 10am - 6pm from the 4th - 25th August with entry every 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online to guarantee entry or are available on the door. Bring your camera!