Makedo marathon heads to London Transport Museum

Families encouraged to bring recyclable junk on December 8th and 9th.
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A Makedo Mega Modelling Marathon will take place at the London Transport Museum next month.

Over the weekend of December 8th and 9th, families attending the museum are encouraged to take along some recyclable household junk to participate.

Kids can contribute to a giant cardboard creation and take part in 'junk-modelling' workshops, led by top UK cardboard artist Lottie Smith.

The drop in sessions run from 11am to 3pm. Admission to the galleries for adults is £13.50, or £10 for concessions, while kids under 16 years old go free. Tickets allow unlimited admission for 12 months. 

Makedo is a reusable connector system which makes it easy to craft creations using materials such as boxes, plastic containers, foam and fabric scraps.

The Australian toy brand teamed up with London Transport Museum after a recent collaboration to devise limited edition London bus and tube Makedo project kits was a hit. These sold quickly in the museum's shop.

Project Artistic Director Lottie Smith said: "We need hundreds of creative helpers to come along to London Transport Museum armed with all types of household junk to help make what will be an iconic sculpture. 

"The only rules are no scissors, glue or tape will be allowed, only Makedo's clever connectors and safe-saws will be supplied."

Makedo products are distributed by Marbel in the UK.

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