What takes an impressive 2,000 hours and 750,000 LEGO® bricks to build? The BRICKLIVE Fantasy Kingdom in Mermaid Quay!

Looking for fun things to do with kids over the summer holidays? Or are you looking to re-live the childhood nostalgia of playing with your favourite LEGO® sets? (Us too – guilty!)

Head over to Tacoma Square and marvel at nine LEGO® models, complete with fire-breathing Dragon, all for FREE. The display will be around until Sunday 1st September – so plenty of time to enjoy this before school begins again! This isn’t the first time Mermaid Quay play host to a range of LEGO® creatures, if you loved their Wild Life Safari display last year – you’ll be blown away by this one.

Here’s what models you’ll find

11ft Fire-Breathing Dragon named Tarygon

This is a Visit Cardiff personal favourite! The model is enormous and not one to get on the wrong side of – he looks fierce!


Dragon Whelps

Cuter and friendlier looking than Tarygon, the baby dragons are sure to melt a few hearts. Look out for them in the Mermaid Quay shop windows!


Heledd the Huntswoman

Heledd certainly promotes girl-power and took 160 hours to build in total!


Sir Macsen the Knight

Sir Macsen is appears to be the Princess’ knight in shining armour as he slays the Dragon.


Princess Anwen

The most glamorous of the models, Princess Anwen would be a hit with any Disney princess lovers!


Brilliance the Unicorn

The display would not be complete without a resident unicorn. Brilliance is showing off his photogenic side as he seems to be the most popular background for selfies.


Derwyn the Wizard

Approach with caution – he looks ready to cast a spell.


Fang and Spike

two hunting wolves. Although their names may suggest otherwise, Fang and Spike look very tame and protective.


The Throne

At the very heart of the display is the throne, laid out with shimmering silk and encrusted with LEGO® brick rubies, emeralds and sapphires. It looks the most impressive of them all and took 158,000 LEGO® bricks to build in total!

Why not take a seat on the Throne? It makes the perfect backdrop for those royal selfies. Mermaid Quay will also be crowning the best Selfie King or Queen every week to win FREE ice cream for a year from Cadwaladers! There are so many other competitions to take part in, including a colouring and fancy dress competition – head to the Mermaid Quay website to discover how you can take part. There’s something for LEGO® lovers of every age.

Make a day of it! The LEGO® Mythical Creatures exhibits right in the centre of Mermaid Quay – there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars only a few steps away.
From ice cream to sushi, stone baked pizzas to the finest French cuisine – Mermaid Quay caters for all tastes, moods and pockets. It’s the perfect place to dine out, grab a snack or just relax with a drink and take in the views of the Bay.

(Photo by Matthew Horwood)

Check out the Mermaid Quay website to discover everything on offer.