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Lego fun for absolutely everyone
If you are planning to go away for Easter, you are going to miss Adelaide's premier Lego event Brick-a-laide. Brick-a-laide 2017 will once again be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Friday 14 April to Saturday 15 April 2016, with two fun filled days to delight the young and old alike.

Brick-a-laide 2017
Photo from Brick-a-laide website


You will get to see amazing displays such as the Barossa Vintage Railway by Damien Graetz, showing typical railway locomotives and running stock found on the Barossa Valley Railway line in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

Barossa Valley Railway
Barossa Valley Railway, Photo by @esran2002 by Instagram, taken from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page


Why not follow the yellow brick road to the Lego North Terrace or find out what Nutella and Star Wars have in common?

Brick-a-laide 2017
Photos from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page, Star Wars photo by cadrian6 on Instagram


There is absolutely no doubt that the unbeatable line up of brick creations, showcasing local and interstate modellers and builders, will delight each and every adult and child who visits this event of fun filled displays. There will be retailers for you to purchase your heart's desire, interactive activities, competitions, life size cosplay characters and the delicious Brick Cafe will once again be able to satisfy your hunger after your session.

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Brick-a-laide 2016, Photo taken from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page


Brick-a-laide will once again run on hourly entry sessions with limited capacity to ensure that you can get up close to the models on display. Once your session begins you can stay as long as you like; enjoy the models and get creative at the play tables or around the trade area. There are Sensory Friendly Sessions at 8 am and 4.30 pm on both days for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs. These sessions will provide a supportive environment with low volume music and announcements and reduced visitor numbers. This is truly a fun filled event for absolutely everyone.

An iconic Adelaide pig faces off with its Lego nemesis
Photo by Ben Teoh, taken from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page


Tickets are a must and can be purchased online or at the door. However, tickets will sell fast and once sold online will not be available at the door.

Photo by @kumagai.atsushi on Instagram, taken from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page


Online pricing is General Admission (16 years and over) $12, children 2 to 15 years $7, under 2 years are FREE, family pass (2 x adults and 2 x children) $34 and a Brick-a-laide Souveneir Brick $6. There is a $4.95 booking fee.

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Photo by @dantedentoniart, taken from Brick-a-laide Facebook Page


Door pricing is General Admission (16 years and over) $14, children 2 to 15 years $9, under 2 years are FREE, family pass (2 x adults and 2 x children) $34 and a Brick-a-laide Souveneir Brick $6.

The Sensory Friendly Sessions are the same pricing however please ensure you use the separate booking button on the website.

Disability access is available and companion cards are accepted.

Lego Truck
Photo by Victorgrigas, Wikimedia Commons: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported


Parking is available at the Adelaide Convention Centre's North Terrace or Riverbank Car Parks where the cost is just $10 for ticket holders. You must validate your car park ticket once inside the event.

Alternatively, find your way to the event via public transport with bus and tram stops along North Terrace and the Adelaide Railway Station is a hop, skip and jump away. For more information about tram timetables, please click here . Bus stops are closely located to the Convention Centre and the City Connector Bus operates a free service throughout the city and North Adelaide. Look out for bus 98A or 98C. For more information about bus routes and timetables, click here.

It's All About Lego
Photo by David Holt, Wikimedia Commons: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic


If you are coming from afar for this event, hotels in the area are offering exclusive rates. Please go to the Brick-a-laide website for more information.

Lego Hotel
Photo by Legoland Billund Resort, Wikimedia Commons: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported


There is no doubt, this is a premier event of the year, so cancel those travel plans and take the Lego fans to Brick-a-laide!
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When: 14 - 15 April 2017
Phone: 08 8212 4099
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: On Line: General Admission (16 years and over) $12, children 2 to 15 years $7, under 2 years are FREE, family pass (2 x adults and 2 x children) $34 and a Brick-a-laide Souvenir Brick $6. There is a $4.95 booking fee. At door: General Admission (16 y
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