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Arts and Entertainment

Worlds of Wonder Comes to Museum of Surrey April 24

Where nature, technology and history come to life, through LEGO® bricks

Surrey, BC – The Museum of Surrey has partnered with VLC (Vancouver’s Community for Adult Fans of LEGO) to present Worlds of Wonder, a feature exhibit built of LEGO® bricks, running from April 24 to Sept. 8. LEGO fans of all ages will be able to step through one of three portals and be transported to a parallel realm where nature, technology and history come to life, through LEGO bricks.

“We are thrilled to offer this innovative and immersive exhibit for families right here in Surrey at our newly expanded world-class museum,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “In addition to being a community hub, the Museum of Surrey and its special exhibitions provide a fun environment to learn about the world at large. I encourage all brick builders, from beginner to the expert, to come join us at the Worlds of Wonder.”

Discover dinosaurs, local landmarks like the Stave Lake Dam, a medieval castle or even the International Space Station—all without leaving Surrey. Visitors can also take part in the interactive stations designated for LEGO model making.

“Our first feature exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed, was a tremendous success, setting the tone for what’s in store for Surrey’s thriving heritage and culture scene,” said Museum Manager Lynn Saffery of the exhibit that ran Sept. 29 to March 31. “The Museum of Surrey is not only a place where people can learn and explore but also share and contribute. This includes the incredible creations you’re going to see from VLC in Worlds of Wonder.”

The VLC is a group of around 60 adult hobbyists that started back in 2000. They socialize by showing off their MOCs (My Own Creations), discussing build techniques, new LEGO sets, elements, colours and themes, as well as planning for exhibitions and displays that take place in museums, exhibitions, fairs, conventions and events throughout the Lower Mainland. The VLC is one of the host Lego User Groups (LUGs) that help bring to life BrickCan, Western Canada’s largest public exhibition of LEGO creations, for its fourth year at Richmond’s River Rock Resort in late spring.

Want to share your creativity with the community? Enter the Show and Share contest for a chance to have your LEGO creation displayed at the museum (details online at surrey.ca/museum). Admission to the Museum of Surrey is free, complimentary of the Friends of Surrey Museum. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey.ca/museum.

About the Museum of Surrey:

In 2018, the new and expanded Museum of Surrey opened showcasing Surrey’s communities and cultures with dynamic and changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family friendly and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, connect with each other and be engaged. Two relocated heritage buildings, the 1891 Anniedale Schoolhouse and the 1881 Town Hall, were also added to the Museum expansion.

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Museum of Surrey Curator Colleen Sharpe invites all LEGO ® lovers to immerse themselves in Worlds of Wonder, a Feature Exhibit running April 24 to Sept. 8.

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