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The Mary Rose: Tudor England Brick by Brick

SMClabbySMClabby PortsmouthMember Posts: 6

From 26th May - 3rd June the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth is giving visitors the opportunity to help recreate a famous Tudor portrait of Henry VIII. However, whilst the original portrait, currently on display in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, was created with oil paints, our visitors will be using LEGO® bricks!

In partnership with Bright Bricks, the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional building company, we’re enabling everyone, young and old, to participate in reconstructing this iconic image of one of England’s most well-known monarchs in the form of a four-metre tall building brick mosaic!

Participation costs just £5, giving you the opportunity to put the bricks on an 8x8 studded LEGO square, which will be added into the portrait. You will also get a map showing the location of your LEGO square in the portrait and a certificate of participation, plus the chance to win a LEGO 'ship in a bottle' worth £70! 

Suitable for all ages, find out more at


  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Attended the historic dockyard and its Mary Rose Museum today actually.  I’m assuming they felt  charging £5 per base plate was too much as the price is now £3 per 8x8 square or £5 for two.
  • SMClabbySMClabby PortsmouthMember Posts: 6
    That was the case, yes. Very last minute change though, so the old price is still on everything!

    This is the progress so far, by the way.

  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    How much has been done? As a %? 
  • SMClabbySMClabby PortsmouthMember Posts: 6
    All of it now!
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