Aberdeen City Libraries will launch its first Lego club next month thanks to generous donations.
Following a huge response to a social media appeal for unwanted Lego, several crates of the popular toy will now be put to good use.
Playing with Lego encourages children to use their imagination and can also help them develop numeracy, literacy and problem solving skills.
The Lego club is open to children aged eight and above, and will offer them the chance to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills while having fun in a safe environment.
Aberdeen City Council’s convener of education and children’s services Councillor Angela Taylor said: “On behalf of Aberdeen Libraries Service I would like to thank Maersk Oil UK for its generous donation of Lego.
“A big thank you must also go to everyone who has donated Lego for the benefit of our youngsters.
“The appeal has been a great success, it is hoped that additional Lego clubs will also be launched in community libraries in the future too.”
On hearing about the city libraries’ appeal for Lego, Maersk Oil UK donated a Lego boat for the city’s first library Lego club.
The Maersk ‘Triple-E’ container vessel toy is worth hundreds of pounds and has over 1,500 pieces.