Brick Wonders

Lego has just been named the world’s most powerful brand, which is lucky for the Harley Gallery as it is currently hosting its second Lego exhibition. This time wonders of the world are getting the colourful brick treatment, whether that be the Great Wall of China or more everyday wonders such as the internet and airports.

Brick Wonders isn’t a huge exhibition, but it’s free to enter and you will definitely leave with a smile on your face. Don’t miss the intricate model of Old London Bridge, packed full of life just like it would have been all those years ago. The biggest model is the airport, where you can see all the hustle and bustle of arrivals and departures in miniature.

The Harley Gallery is based at Welbeck Abbey, where there are plenty of other ways to while away a few hours. The Porchester Collection is also free to enter, and holds treasures collected over the centuries by Welbeck’s various dukes.

If all that gazing makes you hungry, make sure you stop off at The Harley Café. It’s small so you may have to perch on a stool at the long central table, but the homemade food is more than worth it. The specials change daily and are made with local produce – not to mention the generous slabs of cake on offer. My pork, sage and apple burger was really good.

There’s also a garden centre you could quite easily get lost in, and a really nice farm shop. We bought a quiche for tea and a steak and ale pie, but there are also sweet treats galore.

If you fancy seeing the seven wonders of the world in Lego, Brick Wonders is showing until 2 April 2017.

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