Back by popular demand, Erewash Museum presents its Blocks and Bricks Week this half term.

Children can use their imagination to create amazing Lego models and design their own characters. At previous events children have created space rockets, minions, funfairs, aeroplanes and even their own families in Lego form.

You can also join the Blocks and Bricks treasure hunt around the museum grounds to discover the mini figure clues in a fun trail to be in with a chance of winning a special Lego prize.

On Saturday 22 February there will be some incredible Lego displays on show at the museum created by the East Midlands Garrison, who are a familiar sight at the museum with their Star Wars characters.

The museum will also be running a competition all week on their social media page where children can post a picture of the Lego vehicle they have made while visiting the event, with a prize being awarded for the best entry. The closing date is Sunday 23 February with the winner being announced the following week.

The event runs from Monday 17 February until Saturday 22 February from 11am-3pm. Free admission, donations welcome.

The Old Stables Tearoom will be open and the museum shop will also be open offering a variety of toys and gifts.

Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Mike Wallis, said:

“The annual Blocks and Bricks Week is always an extremely popular event and welcomes visitors of all ages. It is lovely to see children enjoying using their imagination and developing their skills to build some very clever creations.”

Erewash Museum is located in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email or visit the Facebook page.