Cardiff Bay is home to mythical creatures and more now that the BRICKLIVE Fantasy Kingdom has landed at Mermaid Quay.
Nine fabulous models made with a total of nearly 750,000 LEGO® bricks have taken over Tacoma Square, in the heart of Mermaid Quay, until Sunday 1st September.
Free to view, the display features an 11ft fire-breathing dragon, a unicorn and two hunting wolves as well as a wizard, princess, knight and huntswoman. Collectively the models took over 2,000 hours to build. There are also cute dragon whelps (baby dragons) displayed in the windows of various businesses in Mermaid Quay.
At the heart of the display is a throne – laid out in shimmering silk and encrusted with the finest LEGO® brick rubies, emeralds and sapphires – on which visitors can sit and take selfies. Mermaid Quay is running a weekly photo competition to crown a Selfie King or Queen each week – with FREE ice cream for a year from Cadwaladers Mermaid Quay as the weekly prize.
In addition, Mermaid Quay is running a host of other competitions, including:
- A colouring competition to win a £100 voucher to spend at wagamama Mermaid Quay for young people aged 11 and under to bring their fantasy land to life with their best ever colouring in.
- A story writing competition to win a dinner for a family of four worth up to £75 from Bill’s Mermaid Quay with the theme of myths and legends for anyone aged 12 or over.
- A themed fancy-dress competition to win fabulous treats at The Crepe Escape Mermaid Quay – open to all ages, the ‘fantasy’ theme means that visitors can let their imaginations run wild with a rich array of possible costumes – from princesses and knights to mythical creatures and unicorns!
This is the first time BRICKLIVE’s Fantasy Kingdom have been be on display in Wales and follows the success of previous displays at Mermaid Quay including the Great Brick Safari, Santa’s Sleigh and Big Cats, which all attracted many thousands of visitors.
The display is visible any time, but the throne will only be available to sit on 10am – 6pm daily. Visiting the installation is free of charge.