'The perfect combination' - LEGO dinosaur exhibition opens in city
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New LEGO exhibition Brick Dinos has opened in Norwich and thousands of dinosaur fans have snapped up tickets.
The exhibition opened on Monday at The Gallery in The Forum and it is open until Monday, August 30, with a huge collection of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures made of LEGO bricks.
The centrepiece is a giant Masiakasaurus, which has a sensor and roars when people go past, and there are a range of other large creatures.
There are also many smaller dinosaurs in display cabinets set in various scenes, including a T.Rex, Triceratops and a Diplodocus.
Jayne Evans, event producer at The Forum, said: "Considering everything we have all been through over the last year-and-a-half, it is just wonderful to bring so much life, fun and vitality to the city centre.
"Having this exhibition here, plus everything going on in the city, with the dinosaur trail [Break's GoGoDiscover T.Rex Trail] and Dippy the Dinosaur at the Cathedral, it feels like getting a bit of normality back."
Visitors to the exhibition are being asked to wear masks and numbers are limited with timed entry slots to prevent crowding.
It is free to visit and all 11,500 slots have sold out, though more may be added over the next few weeks as the team monitors numbers, with updates posted on The Forum website and social media.
Mark Yeowell, 48, from Bungay, was one of the first visitors to the exhibition with partner Dawn and children Morris, 8, and Ambrose, 6.
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He said: "The boys are mad on LEGO and dinosaurs so it is the perfect combination really and we thought we would come today as a lot of the schools are still not off.
"They are really into all aspects of dinosaurs and it also ties in with Dippy at the Cathedral and we thought we would have a look at the dinosaur trail as well, the exhibition is really impressive."
Our Summer in the City campaign encourages people to get out and about in Norwich this summer, and to make the most of its shops, pubs and restaurants and events.
Summer in the City is sponsored by Chantry Place and Norwich Business Improvement District (BID).