ALIENS, astronauts and space rockets will land at a shopping centre this Easter as a new trail made entirely of LEGO bricks launches.

Celebrating 50 years since the first moon landing, Bricks in Space, a collection of galactic LEGO brick models, will be on display at Festival Place from April 13 to 23.

Families are invited to take part in a mission to discover planets, astronauts, rockets – and even a friendly alien.

There will be 14 Bricks in Space models to find on the trail including, standing at 1.9m tall, a Neil Armstrong model made up of more than 57,000 bricks, while the 2.8m-tall Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket has 68,583 bricks.

There will also be models of astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, as well as planets, the first flag on the moon, and various space vehicles.

There will also be an astronaut selfie zone, with visitors urged to share their pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging @festivalplace and using the hashtag #FPbricksinspace.

Centre director Neil Churchill said: “We’re very excited to offer a truly out-of-this-world experience to all our visitors throughout the Easter holidays.

“This fantastic tour around the solar system is both fun and educational, and the LEGO brick sculptures really are incredible.”

A trail map will lead families around the centre to find as many sculptures as they can to be in with the chance of winning a family fun day at Festival Place.

Forms must be posted in the Customer Lounge at the centre to be entered in the prize draw.

The family fun day includes a £50 voucher for Coal Grill and Bar, a family pass for four to Flip Out, and four tickets for Vue.

Bricks in Space is being brought to Festival Place by Hampshire company Bright Bricks, whose team has spent several thousand hours building the models using 500,000 LEGO bricks.