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PHOTOS: Sidney Museum puts on block party with Lego exhibit

Over 3,000 visitors have seen the 2024 Lego exhibit

The Sidney Museum’s Lego brick exhibit is proving to be incredibly popular.

The exhibit opened on Jan. 2, and the museum has had more than 3,000 visitors since.

“That number is quite colossal for a museum of this size,” museum executive director Micheal Goodchild said. “The outpouring of support has just been continuous and really appreciative. The main goal is to bring in people who wouldn’t normally come to these types of museums.”

This is the Lego exhibition’s 18th year, and it runs until April 1.

“One of the biggest changes we made this year, is that we decided to make the museum more of an open concept,” Goodchild said. “It was a single route through the museum in previous years.”

Visitors can check out a new Lord of the Rings Rivendell set made of 6,167 pieces and extensive Star Wars and Harry Potter displays.

“The museum has over 900 Lego sets that we keep in storage all year,” Goodchild said.

The exhibition also has many construction models, cars, and architectural marvels such as the retired Taj Mahal set from 2008, which is made of 5,922 pieces.

“This is an exhibit that goes beyond what you would expect to see at a small community museum,” Goodchild said.

Interpretation signage around the museum shows the history of Lego and fun facts about many of the sets.

Visitors can also take part in activities such as guessing the number of bricks, finding the hidden minifigure or scavenger hunts.

Entrance is by donation. The Sidney Museum at 2423 Beacon Ave. is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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I spent my upbringing in Saskatoon, and in 2021, I made the move to Vancouver Island.
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