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LEGO is as wonderful as ever
LEGOŽ has been a favourite toy for some generations now. It started off in a small Denmark factory in 1932 and since then, millions of children around the world have been entertained and challenged by the small plastic bricks. I would imagine that there would be very few children who have never touched a LEGOŽ brick.
Many children outgrow their LEGOŽ building phase, others actually never do, and there are more than 25,000 adult fans of LEGOŽ in Australia.
Of these fans, Stephen and Joanna Kendall are two. Together with the Ascot Rotary Club, they've organised Bricktober to raise funds to support young children in the local area. Their dream is to establish a LEGOŽ playgroup to share the fun and benefits of LEGOŽ play, and especially for children with autism.
Bricktober-Perth is a family-friendly function that brings the community and fans of the brick in Perth together. Bricktober Perth is a project of The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc). and is in conjunction with The West Coast LEGOŽ Users Group.
The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc) is a non-political and non-religious community service organisation. Rotary is made up of people in their professions that volunteer their time to this cause and to help out their local and international communities.
There are many sponsors who support this club and with them all, there are about/over 350,000 bricks. These are made up in 35 tubs with a value of $55,500 all raised through the efforts of Bricktober-Perth, WA's largest, fan build LEGOŽ show.
ABOUT BRICKTOBER "STAY, PLAY AND LOOK" as long as you like. Bricktober-Perth is an annual exhibition to raise funds to support young children and other Rotary projects.
Single tickets are $12 including booking fee of 50 cents. A family of four tickets are $36 including booking fees of $2.00 in total. Children 2 years of age and under are free. All children must be accompanied by a full paying adult and supervised at all times.
Tickets are sold in timed entry slots to assist with crowd administration. These timed entry slots are to ensure flow-through of the exhibition. Shows start at 9.00 am and the doors close at 4.15 pm.
This a family-friendly event, with no alcohol and no smoking event.
The tickets that you purchase are only valid for entry during the session you choose.
You enter in at your allotted time and are free to look around at the displays for as long as you want. When you have spent enough time at the displays, you are free to head over to the interactive zone where there will be a brick pit and building competitions along with the remote-controlled vehicles. There will also be merchandise available with various LEGOŽ retailers and sellers.
Refreshments will be available - cold drinks, coffee and a sausage sizzle where you can sit down, have a break and you can also watch animated brickfilms.
An interactive area and brick play area will be available for those who wish to touch the LEGOŽ.
This year, Bricktober is excited to hold their first Bricktober AFOL - Adults Only Night.
This will be held on Saturday 12th October from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm at Curtin Stadium. The tickets include food/nibbles and you can also buy beer, soft drinks, and cider.
This year will be a VIP event as we welcome special guest Kevin Ahn, from the Lego Group.
The organisers are asking you to mingle with fellow AFOLs and Bricktober Exhibitors for a fun evening of activities, entertainment, refreshments and people who like the same time of things of you do - LEGOŽ!
Tickets cost $20 and will be available from HERE. First come, first serve - there will be no waitlist.
There will also be a chance to buy the Limited Edition Lego set that is presented exclusively to exhibitors. The set will be revealed on the night but there will only be a few available to the general public for purchase at the same time as the AFOL night tickets.
For parking at the site, you will be able to park at this address.