Bricktober-Perth is a family-friendly LEGO exhibition that is held once a year. It is run by The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc). in collaboration with the West Coast LEGO Users Group. Bricktober-Perth showcases and displays LEGO models built by local Perth builders. This year, it is being held in the Curtin Stadium at Curtin University on October 6 and October 7 2018 from 9.30am to 4.15pm. The goal of Bricktober is to bring fans of LEGO together and to raise funds to go towards Rotary and Community projects and support programs for young children in the local community.
The first Bricktober was held in the Belmont College Gym in 2014 and had over 300,000 LEGO pieces on display. In 2015, they moved to the Cannington Exhibition Centre and had over 19 people set up over 60 tables of LEGO displays. In 2016, the number of exhibitors swelled to 38 and they had over 100 tables. In 2017, they moved to Curtin Stadium and had 48 exhibitors and over 250 tables. In 2018, they have over 60 exhibitors on more than 250 tables.
Tickets to Bricktober are sold ONLINE ONLY in timed entry slots. There will be NO DOOR SALES at this event. Tickets are sold in entry slots to create a staggered entry system to assist with crowd control and to prevent long lines at the door. Once you are inside you can STAY, PLAY AND LOOK for as long as you would like. All tickets will be $10 and a family pass for four (with a minimum of one adult) will be $30.
The level of detail that has gone into these creations is amazing
I really enjoyed Bricktober. The ticketing system worked superbly. When we arrived, there was little to no line and we were able to get inside really quickly. We were each given a stamp on our hand in case we wanted to leave and come back inside again. There was so much to see and to do at this event. The LEGO displays were absolutely amazing! I always love going to events like this. The imagination and the creativity are always off the scales. One of the things I like to do is to zoom in with my phone and take close up shots of the exhibits because there is always so much detail in each of them.
A lot of the exhibits had moving parts to them like trains and cars and roller coasters. They're always impressive to look at but one of them really took the cake for me and that was a giant mechanical conveyer belt that carried a series of small balls from point A to point B. Check it out!
After we finished looking at the LEGO displays, we went to the other end of the hall which had an interactive zone for kids. Activities for children included: drive a remote-controlled LEGO train round a Lego train track (for a gold coin donation), drive a technic LEGO model car (for a gold coin donation), race a LEGO dragster down a drag strip (free), build a LEGO racer car and race down a ramp (free), and for the little kids there was a 'Brick Pit' which had over 30,000 LEGO pieces in it (free).
There were also a number of LEGO building competitions happening like a 'Build and Disassemble' contest, a 'Rapid Moc Build' contest and a 'Speed Challenge' for the more serious builders. The entry fee was just $3 and you sign up on the day.
Food and drink options at the event were located outside the venue. There was a coffee van, a sausage sizzle and a tent selling cookies and cakes. Also outside was a table set up with LEGO merchandise on it available for purchase and there was a station where you could pick out the pieces and assemble your own MiniFig.
Bricktober-Perth was a lot of fun. The LEGO displays were interactive and of the highest quality and the interactive zone was fun for adults and children alike. It is still on for ONE MORE DAY so if you haven't bought tickets yet you better hurry up!