Have you ever wondered what happens at night when a museum shuts its door? Do the exhibits come to life? We got to find out as LEGO® UK invited a select few to spend the night at the iconic Natural History Museum in London. The event was being held to celebrate the upcoming release of the LEGO Icons Natural History Museum Modular Buildings Collection set. Late on Friday evening, when the museum would normally be all locked up for the night, a small group of people headed into the great hall of the museum for a night of LEGO-themed fun. They included Mark and Lauren, who popped along on BricksFanz’s behalf.
After a few building activities and a wander around the museum, it was time for an evening meal. The museum’s food is amazing, so if you ever visit, be sure to have a bite to eat. Afterwards, it was time to explore again and take a closer look at the new modular set. When the Natural History Museum was unveiled, it received some mixed reviews. But for Mark, who has built every one of the previous modular sets, for him, it’s the best yet, with so much detail and all the things you’d expect to find in a museum. Mark also got to build a little of the new set, as he was allowed to crack open the box and build the dinosaur skeleton. After a little more LEGO building, it was time to get up close with a few real animals during a critter meet and greet. Some in attendance decided against it and soon made their excuses and scarpered. Then it was time to sleep and where better to get some shut-eye than underneath a stunning 25.2-metre-long blue whale skeleton, which is suspended from the ceiling!
Getting to spend time and see the new set in such unique surroundings was certainly an amazing experience. Mark and Lauren had an amazing time, with Mark being super impressed by the new LEGO Icons Natural History Museum set, which you can build for yourself from December 1st. It’s available to pre-order now. Thanks to LEGO UK, Mischief and the wonderful staff at the Natural History Museum for an amazing experience. Thanks to Mark & Lauren for popping along on my behalf. You can learn more about the Natural History Museum here.