BRUCE Street Baths will reopen for the first time in decades this weekend – and it’s all down to Lego.

The former baths have had a temporary floor installed and dozens of displays of Lego models to tell the story of our planet and universe in “Brick History”.

From the Big Bang to Obama’s inauguration to the Titan Crane, the exhibit is a cheat sheet to all time on subjects such as science and innovation, transport and equality.

And the space also celebrates decades as a focal point for the town, with photos around the walls showing the baths in all their packed glory.

Warren Elsmore is an “artist in Lego works” and the man behind the Brick History exhibit at the baths.

He told the Post during an exclusive sneak peek: “We tried to pick out things that are not obvious, such as the smallpox vaccine invention.

“Sometimes you can sit there with a big pile of bricks and build something. We have a big space with drawers and you have access to everything you need.

“Other models don’t work well, such as the globe. We use computer designs of some models - there is CAD software for Lego - to get sizes correct.”

The history exhibit tries to steer clear of war, for example, but does include a model about slavery and other issues of equality over the centuries.

The full display of models is being kept tightly under wraps by council officials before a private viewing on Thursday night and the public opening this weekend. Even the details of the transformation of the baths can’t be made public.

Mr Elsmore said he has been playing with Lego since he was three, and is now 40. Why the endurance?

“There are no limits,” he said. “You can build anything you have imagination to build. So it’s a quality toy – you know it’s going to be around for a while.

“It’s not something you will buy and throw away.”

Clydebank is only the second location, after Newcastle in January, to host Brick History and demand for tickets is expected to be high.

Mr Elsmore added: “It’s lovely to open up and let people in to the baths again. I think it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic space. It’s lovely to see it in use.

“I think it will be great to get people back in here – it’s really nice architecture and the conversion they have done is really sympathetic.”

Brick History opens on June 16. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3.50 for children, under three are free and £14 for a family ticket. Visit