LEGO will return to Whitehaven harbourside in The Beacon Museum's summer exhibition.

Preparations are under way for the upcoming Brick Dinos showcase, which will portray the prehistoric world of some of earth’s most fascinating creatures, painstakingly built over thousands of hours.

Warren Elsmore, a Lego brick artist, worked in close collaboration with palaeontologists to create the series using hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks.

Warren thrilled family audiences at the museum back in 2016 with his Brick Cities exhibition. He says: “We’ve really enjoyed the challenge of creating this new exhibition - our dinosaurs are as accurate as possible given current scientific knowledge and understanding.

“Thousands of hours have been spent building the models for this exhibition, including an astonishing 800 hours building the large Masiakasauraus model, but Lego and dinosaur fans alike will be pleased to know that all of the models have been created using standard parts, so inspired visitors will be able to recreate the fabulous creatures for themselves.”

Brick Dinos will open on Saturday June 9 and visitors will have the chance to see several large Lego dinosaurs and some smaller animals, as well as participate in a range of fun educational activities.

A special weekend of events will also take place in support of the exhibition, and during the Taste Cumbria Festival - from July 27 to 29 - palaeontologists will be leading unique dino discovery sessions for all ages at The Beacon Museum.