Sheffield Bricktropolis is back in town between Saturday 17 and Saturday 30 August. This year’s popular event for Lego lovers is bringing aliens, astronauts and space rockets to the city to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.
To explore the space trail, the Active and Sustainable Travel team at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is running three special walks covering 11 brick-lovers destinations around the city.
“We’re part of the Step out Sheffield weekly walk programme, the biggest Walking for Health scheme delivered by volunteers in England, so every Wednesday lunchtime we lead a free walk that is open to all.”, says Richard Pilgrim, from SYPTE’s Active and Sustainable Travel team.
“This summer, we’re teaming up with Sheffield BID and Sheffield Bricktropolis to combine the benefits of walking with the joy of Lego! On Wednesday 21 August we’ll meet at 11 Broad Street West, while on Thursday 22 August and Wednesday 28 August our walks will start and finish at the Bricktropolis ‘Mission Control’, 90 Surrey Street, S1 2LH (by the Peace Gardens). Anyone interested in exploring the trail can join us, we’ll be setting off at 12.30pm each day and we’re hoping to be done in an hour.”
For more details about the walks email SYPTE’s Active and Sustainable Travel team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each Wednesday guided walks start from SYPTE’s headquarters on Broad Street West in the city centre. Walks are free and open to all.
To reward those people that choose to use public transport to see the trail, the Park&Ride site at Nunnery Square will be free on Saturdays and Sundays for those exploring Bricktropolis. Passengers will still have to pay for a tram ticket but will be able to park their car for free – all they need to do is to collect a code from Mission Control.
Among other Lego sculptures, Sheffield Bricktropolis 2019 will have a model of Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, and a model of the Apollo 11 crew.
SYPTE has also supported the production of the trail map, copies are available from Mission Control or can be downloaded at: https://sheffieldbricktropolis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bricktropolis-trail-map_ELECTRONIC.pdf