Ode to a Brick Walrus – Horniman Museum, Brick Wonders Jan 2019

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The day I met the Lego Walrus I didn’t know what to say…

I was excited to see his brick curves, I hadn’t just come to play.

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His bubble wrap was crinkly, his bulk decidedly unwrinkly.

But as his plastic disguise came away, I knew him without delay.

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His tusks were gently covered in foam…

fearing damage on his journey to a new home.

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Unveiled at last…

I was aghast, his likeness was uncanny.

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They raised you up, all brown and shiny.

How could something so big be made of bricks so tiny?

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On an iceberg you sit,

but your heart of bricks is not cold, it only makes you bold…

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You watch me, and I watch you…

You are a majestic king, you just make my heart sing!

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In charge of all you survey…

a Horniman Legend and a modern Brick Wonder, today is your day.

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When visitors come they will be in awe at a Lego Walrus,

not just enormous…

but utterly, utterly, gorgeous.

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Brick Wonders at Horniman Museum runs from 16th February – 27th October 2019.

For ticket prices and opening times please see the website. I highly recommend pre-booking your tickets. https://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/brick-wonders

Huge thanks to the Horniman Museum Press team for allowing me an early visit and also the staff of Warren Elsmore who gave me a first view of the amazing Lego Walrus.

Brick Wonders is the work of Warren Elsmore and his team. For more info please see their website – https://warrenelsmore.com/brickwonders/

 

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