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Milestones builds on LegoMania success with new swap sessions
IT was a big event for a Basingstoke museum earlier this year – and now Milestones is to build on the success of its LegoMania exhibition.
Bosses of the museum, at Basingstoke Leisure Park, have revealed that it is to launch new Lego minifigure swap sessions.
The museum’s shop, at the front of the living history museum, noticed the sustained popularity of the small articulated Lego figurines which played a key role in the exhibition’s display.
They also dealt with a number of enquiries from children about the possibility of swaps.
As a result, staff at Milestones have decided to establish official swapping sessions on the last Thursday of every month, and the first one will take place at Thursday, October 25.
From 3.30pm until the close of the museum at 4.45pm, fans of the figures will be able to meet up and exchange their minifigures, free of charge, at a designated area in the shop and reception area. A special entry offer to the entire museum will also be in place only at this time, admitting one adult free with every paying child.
Deborah Bradford, retail and visitor services co-ordinator at Milestones, said: “We will have tables set up for the swap sessions so children can bring in their collections and swap away with each other to their heart’s content.
“We have a great range of Lego available in the shop, including the limited edition of Olympic minifigures.
“Coming in very soon will be the exciting new Lord of the Rings and Hobbit ranges, as well as some of the incredibly popular Friends Heart-lake City sets.”
The museum has recently confirmed the return of LegoMania in February 2013. Keep your eye on The Gazette for the latest news.
To find out more about the swap sessions, call 01256 477766 or log on to hants.gov.uk/milestones.