Mini architects and designers look toward Norwich 2040

Lego structures made by Lanpro, Pro:works and children at the event. Picture: Abigail Nicholson

Lego structures made by Lanpro, Pro:works and children at the event. Picture: Abigail Nicholson - Credit: Archant

Youngsters got the chance to forge their own vision of the future at the Forum yesterday as they built concepts of what the city might look like by 2040 - in Lego.

Norwich City Council has appealed to the public to contribute ideas for the future of Norwich at the event, hosted by Lanpro and Pro:Works.

Anna Oliveri, the event organiser said: 'We've had such a wealth of good ideas, like, a tram system, a zero carbon taxi rank and outdoor swimming pools.'

The event was inspired by Break children's charity and Futurista Gogo Hare which can be seen at intu Chapelfield.

Mabel Marczewski, three, concentrates on constructing her Lego tower at the Forum. Picture: DENISE B

Mabel Marczewski, three, concentrates on constructing her Lego tower at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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Amy Butler, mum of two, from Reepham said: 'The kids are having a great time and it's nice to be doing something creative instead of them staring at the TV.'

The Lego used for the event was loaned from the Construction Industry (NFCI).

Event organiser, Anna Oliveri, landscape designer for Pro:works, with some of the Lego models for a

Event organiser, Anna Oliveri, landscape designer for Pro:works, with some of the Lego models for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Marcus Joubert, four, with his Lego model at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Marcus Joubert, four, with his Lego model at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Nikola Petrov, eight, with his futuristic Lego model at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Nikola Petrov, eight, with his futuristic Lego model at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Sophie Barnes, four, with her Lego model for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRA

Sophie Barnes, four, with her Lego model for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Sophie Barnes, four, with her Lego model for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRA

Sophie Barnes, four, with her Lego model for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Children collect Lego to construct models for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BR

Children collect Lego to construct models for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Seth Bennell, two, with hus Lego model crane at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Seth Bennell, two, with hus Lego model crane at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Constantine Leuw, three, constructing Lego models for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: D

Constantine Leuw, three, constructing Lego models for a futuristic Norwich, at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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