Transformers take over GrandWest

The Transformers Exhibition at GrandWest is a walk-through exhibition, featuring 12 animated Transformers.

Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron and the Rescue Bots are descending at GrandWest this month for the galactic last leg of the South African Transformers Exhibition.

The Transformers Exhibition is a walk-through exhibition depicting the rise of Transformers from the iconic 1980s animated Generation 1 toy line, to the new age animated Rescue Bots and lastly to the incredible scrap metal sculptures, which tower above to represent the CGI Transformers we see in the movies today.

The exhibition features 12 animated Transformers, nine sculptures scaled between 2m and 9m, and another 20 statues varying in size – all made from re-used car parts, metal and other repurposed materials. The display spans over 2 500sqm of floor space and takes over 20 days to build.

With a free downloadable Transformers Workbook, the Transformers Exhibition is not only a fun-filled family outing but an educational experience too. Using Transformers as the theme, the 17-page workbook covers the foundation phase subjects maths, language and life skills to keep children engaged before and after they have attended the exhibition.

The exhibition will be at GrandWest from Friday November 10 to Sunday January 21 next year, from 10am to 7pm. Tickets are R99 for adults, R89 for pensioners, students and for children 4 to 17. Children under 4 enter free.

Tickets are sold per entry slot. You can spend as much time as you like at the exhibition, but an average visit will take about two hours.

To download the workbook, go to Book through webtickets.