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Huge LEGO fan event
LEGO, hard to believe, but it's been an essential part of an Australian childhood for more than 50 years now. And we all know it isn't just for kids. Fans, big and small and young and not so young, are gearing up for Brisbane LEGO enthusiasts' favourite event of the year, the Brisbane Brick Event, coming this year to Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May.
The event is a true of the people, by the people, for the people event, run by Brick Events, whose mission is to "organise, conduct and manage exhibitions made up of Lego creations in the regional centres of Queensland and northern New South Wales". They support local AFOL (Adult Fans of Lego) communities (who knew that they existed?) by displaying the fantastical, imaginative, meticulous and deft creations of fans, and not just the work of professionals. In Brisbane you'll be viewing masterpieces from members the Queensland LEGO User Group (QLUG) and some of their interstate friends.
In what will be the biggest Brisbane event ever, true fans will also have the added treat on this occasion of seeing some of the impressive works built by Ryan Macnaught (AKA The BrickMan), one of only thirteen certified LEGO professionals in the world.
Fans who attended The Brick Man Experience, Ryan's show in Brisbane last year, and signed their names on bricks, can try to find their very own signature brick amidst the hundreds that make up this colourful shark creation, known as Mick for reasons known only to Ryan, that he built from those bricks.
There will also be a dedicated play area for you and the kids to let loose your imaginations, inspired by the fans and the creations on display. You can also purchase LEGO merchandise to keep the creative juices flowing at home.
When: Saturday May 14th from 9:00am – 5.00pm & Sunday May 15th from 9:00am – 5.00pm (last entry 30min before closing) Where: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane. Cost: Adults $15, Children 3- 15 Years $10, Family (2 Adults & 3 or 4 Children) $55 Tickets: Available online here or at the door.