Release of The LEGO Movie 2 and start of Bricks Britannia at The Beaney Canterbury

by Lauren Abbott

It's the weekend LEGO fans across the county have been waiting for!

Not only does the much-anticipated LEGO Movie 2 hit cinemas on Friday (February 8) but this weekend also sees the arrival of top LEGO themed exhibition Bricks Britannia at a Kent museum.

We round up everything you need to know about indulging the family's passion for the bricks in the county this weekend:

Bricks Britannia at The Beaney
Bricks Britannia at The Beaney

Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO bricks, Canterbury

Fed up of rounding up the LEGO at home? Let the kids dive head first into a 70,000 piece LEGO brick pit coming to Canterbury as part of a top exhibition.

More than 200,000 LEGO bricks arrive in the city this weekend at The Beaney, which is hosting Bricks Britannia from this week and running across February half term.

In a real treat for LEGO fans, iconic moments in British history, from the Stone Age to the 21st Century, will be presented in brick form using over 150,000 bricks.

The history of Britain in LEGO bricks will also include an eight-metre long model of the Flying Scotsman complete with light, sound and smoke effects.

Bricks Britannia at The Beaney arrives on Saturday, February 9
Bricks Britannia at The Beaney arrives on Saturday, February 9

Bricks Britannia: A History of Britain in LEGO Bricks opens at The Beaney on Saturday, February 9 and runs until Sunday, February 24.

Admission is £6.50 for adults, £6 for concessions and £5 for children (under 3’s go free) and Canterbury Museum and Galleries members receive a 10% discount off their booking.

Tickets are selling fast so for more information and to book please click here.

The Lego Movie 2. Pictured: Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and General Mayhem (Stefanie Beatriz). Picture credit: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Eric Charbonneau. All Rights Reserved.
The Lego Movie 2. Pictured: Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and General Mayhem (Stefanie Beatriz). Picture credit: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Eric Charbonneau. All Rights Reserved.

The LEGO Movie 2, cinemas countywide

The direct sequel to the hugely popular LEGO Movie hits cinemas on Friday (February 8) across Kent.

Re-uniting the heroes of Bricksburg the new action packed adventure sees the citizens facing a new threat from LEGO DUPLO invaders who are wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Can Emmett and his friends restore their LEGO world? Picture credit: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Can Emmett and his friends restore their LEGO world? Picture credit: PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends embark on a battle to restore harmony to their LEGO universe in a challenge which takes them to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical, and truly tests their skills as LEGO Master Builders.

The long-awaited second installment to the 2014 hit is rated U and in cinemas across the county.

And what about the merchandise?

The LEGO Movie 2 has also triggered the arrival of some awesome new LEGO and DUPLO ranges for film and brick fans.

The THE LEGO Movie 2 LEGO Movie Maker (£44.99) has already made it on to a predicted top toys of 2019 list but here are some other recent releases to mark the arrival of the film:

Emmett and Lucy's Visitors £24.99
Emmett and Lucy's Visitors £24.99
Emmet and Benny's 'Build and Fix' Workshop, £17.99
Emmet and Benny's 'Build and Fix' Workshop, £17.99
Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi, £17.99
Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi, £17.99

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