Andrew Webb is the LEGO enthusiast behind the Sutton Hoo Helmet build, a model based on a historical artefact. He’s giving a talk as part of the Brick History programme at Suffolk Archives and tickets are available for the event in-person or to watch it on a livestream.
Sutton Hoo Helmet is currently gathering support on LEGO Ideas. Andrew Webb built the MOC as a result of his interest in the history behind the artefact and in a talk on July 22 at The Hold, Ipswich, he’ll discuss his design process and the story behind the object. Tickets are available to hear him speak in-person with an alternative option to watch a livestream.
It’s part of Suffolk Archives’ Brick History residency. Brick History is an exhibition of LEGO models depicting moments from history and even prehistory that is currently open to visitors at The Hold in Ipswich, Suffolk. It is running until the end of September.
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Here is the description of Andrew’s talk from the Suffolk Archives website:
Join Andrew Webb for a fascinating talk about how a single brick inspired him to create a life size replica of the famous Sutton Hoo helmet – completely out of LEGO bricks! Discover how the famous Danish brand links to the East Anglian region and learn how there is more than meets the eye with the seemingly simple helmet design. Ancient, modern and contemporary history collide in this dynamic evening, culminating with a behind-the-scenes account of what it’s really like to successfully petition a labour of love to Lego Ideas. Welcome tea and coffee will be provided for all in-person ticket holders.Suffolk Archives
‘It is fantastic that Suffolk Archives is able to bring Warren Elsmore’s superb Brick History exhibition to Suffolk this year. We hope that people of all ages will come and discover this fantastic display, which will be complemented beautifully by the local pieces we have received,’ said Cllr Andrew Reid, Portfolio Holder for Heritage at Suffolk County Council. ‘Brick History is billed as an exhibition ‘filled with models to make you smile, make you think, and inspire you to build a better world’ – and I really hope it will do just that.’