The BIG LEGO® Build comes to Kelso!

LEGO® fans young and old have a chance to put their building skills to the test this Easter school holidays by taking part in a project to build Kelso Abbey entirely from LEGO® bricks!

The free workshops, suitable for ages 8+, will be running at Kelso Library Contact Centre from the 3rd-6th April, with eager LEGO® builders – both adults and children – able to book in to 1 hour sessions to help recreate the Abbey ruins, working with sculptor and LEGO® master builder Alistair Jelks.

The Learning & Inclusion Team at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have partnered up with Live Borders to deliver the events, where participants will learn about architecture, construction and heritage in a fun and hands-on way, with lots of opportunity to learn new LEGO® building skills and techniques. 

Fiona Davidson, HES Learning Officer, said:

“Our Big LEGO® Builds are brilliant intergenerational events, with adults and children learning alongside and from each other.  They have proved really popular when we’ve run them in other areas of Scotland, with many events oversubscribed, and we’re delighted to be bringing our latest Build to Kelso”.

Lisa Haddow, Head of Live Borders Library Service stated:

“Live Borders is delighted to be involved in this event, and it complements our broader library Lego activities that span the region.

“These activities are fantastic for kids and parents to enjoy together, and alongside our Bookbug activities offers a wonderful opportunity for interaction and development.”

The event will also include a dedicated relaxed session for any families with ASN.

Booking can be done online via the HES website

Or using the link below:

The BIG Kelso Abbey LEGO Build