Brick Metro

Brick Metro

We're celebrating our past and looking to the future with a very special sell-out event this summer.

Thirty seven years down the track after the first Metro appeared on the network, we're building the 91st Metrocar out of  LEGO® as part of a summer holiday challenge with the renowned LEGO® architect BrickThis – aka Steve Mayes.

From Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August Steve will be joined by children aged from 5 to 11 years old and their grown up helpers at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, in South Shields.

Tickets for the #BrickMetro Big Build sessions sold out in less than seven hours, but anyone not able to get a ticket won’t be left out of the LEGO® themed fun. Visitors to The Word will be invited to watch the build take shape, have a look at the model, find out more about the Metro Futures project including plans for a new Metro fleet and try their hand at building a LEGO® model of their own.

The finished LEGO® model of the Metrocar will then go on display at The Word until 30 September. Entry to The Word is free.

Colouring competition

We invited children aged between 5 and 11 to demonstrate their artistic flair by entering the Metro Futures colouring competition. This competition is now closed.

Click here for colouring competition terms and conditions.


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