Would be architects are being urged to get building and create amazing models of the city's buildings - with the best forming part of a new toy exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery early next year.

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The designs could include mini versions of Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Molineux Stadium, St Peter's Church, the old Low Level Station, the new Sainsbury's or even the art gallery itself - in fact any easily recognisable building in and around Wolverhampton.

The winning entries will take pride of place in a fascinating new exhibition, Assembled Dreams: A History of Building Toys, which will go on show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in January.

There are 4 categories - for individuals aged 3 to 10, individuals aged 11 to 17 and individuals aged 18 and over, and a category for groups, organisations or clubs. Models can be built from any recognised toy system such as Lego or Meccano, and must have a footprint of no more than one square metre and be able to be carried through a standard door frame. The deadline for entries is Friday 8 January, 2016.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is all about celebrating the skill and imagination of Wulfrunians. We hope to see some amazing replicas of the city's buildings; there's lots to go at so get building!"

For more details about the competition, please call 01902 552055 or email buildyourown@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

Assembled Dreams: A History of Building Toys will be on show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from Saturday 23 January to Saturday 5 March, 2016.

  • released: Friday 20 November, 2015