World Premiere: Big Burnage Lego Build – the Movie!

Lego builders of all ages gathered on Saturday to view the screening of the stop motion film “Building Burnage Brick by (Lego) Brick”. Shot over 2 days, the film covered the recreation of the street map by 40 volunteers of all ages from the local community. Over 3000 individual pieces of lego were used to represent the original plan of the Burnage and Kingsway Estates built by Manchester Corporation in the 1920s.

Our eldest Lego Builder Sybil cut the ribbon with youngest builder Caleb. Sybil’s father was one of the first tenants of the Kingsway Estate, taking on a corporation tenancy in 1928 having served in the First World War, and she has lived there all her life. Although Sybil had never used Lego before, she soon got to grips with building the map square featuring her own street.

It was great to see so many of our Big Lego Build volunteers of all ages coming together and finding their house on the map. Our thanks to Lego Master Helen Beesley for organising the builders and filmmaker John Grey for his fab stop motion work.

The map will feature in an exhibition from the project in Central Library in Spring 2020.

We’re inviting Lego builders of all ages to join us at Burnage Library on Saturday 23rd February from 2.00 – 4.00 to help build a 21st Century Burnage street by designing and building their house of the future – in Lego!