Constructive child's play built on brick bonanza

13 June 2016

Kids of all ages will be inspired and challenged to create their own construction masterpieces from bridges to buildings, coral reefs to dinosaurs, using literally tons of LEGO bricks as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s exciting new school holiday program, Brick Kids.

Building on the amazing popularity of the new Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks exhibition, the Museum’s team of talented educators has designed special workshops, challenges, crafts and a fun mini-figure trail to keep the excitement and learning levels high.

Queensland Museum Network CEO and Director Professor Suzanne Miller said Brick Kids will challenge young minds.

“For generations, LEGO has engaged people of all ages and taught important skills from planning to execution, creativity to social interaction.” Professor Miller said.

Brick Kids will use different LEGO activities and supervised programs to educate and engage visitors.”

LEGO workshops with special challenges designed for children aged between 5 and 12 will be one of the highlights of the program. Workshop places are strictly limited and bookings can be made via QTIX (www.qtix.com.au).

Children under six will enjoy the special DUPLO play area, and families can use their investigative powers to track down all the LEGO mini-figures hiding throughout the Museum on the mini-figure mystery trail.

Brick Kids runs from Saturday 25 June until Sunday 10 July 2016, and the Museum will be open on the Show Day public holiday (Monday 4 July).

Visit mtq.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Townsville City Council is the proud partner of Brick Kids.

Through the support of their councils, locals from Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook receive free entry to the museum and Townsville and Burdekin residents receive half-price entry.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is open from 9.30am -5pm daily.