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Unleash Your Creativity at the BrisBricks Lego Expo
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Hot on the heels of their Northside Expo, BrisBricks are now giving Brisbane Southsiders the chance to indulge their inner child and play with Lego. Families looking for entertainment on the last few days of the school holidays should look no further. Far from plain old houses and trucks of our first Lego experiences, this expo will feature a wide range of Lego structures and art that will transport you into a future filled Lego and stimulate your creative minds.

Portraits have presented a new creative opportunity for Lego lovers, and despite being unsuccessful for acceptance as an entry in the Archibald Prize as not being an acceptable medium, Lego portraits can be amazing and are well worth a look. Make your own mind up as to whether these little bricks should be considered as art as you wander through the displays.

lego artwork
This Image Is All Lego!

There will be displays of the usual Lego creations as well, with plenty of vehicles of all types, train sets, houses and spaceships to take you on a nostalgic journey. However you should also expect the more unusual and open your eyes to some of the more fantastical possibilities the world of Lego presents. Exhibitors often choose a popular theme and create imaginative worlds to bring your favourite characters alive.

Donut
Try Eating This Massive Donut!

Parents of autistic children will be happy to hear that there will be a special session for children with autism on Sunday 6th October from 9-19:30am, helping them to enjoy the fun of the expo in a more comfortable environment.

Another feature of this show will be a visit from the 501st Redback Garrison, a group of Star Wars Lovers who specialize in dressing up in Star Wars Costumes and making appearances at Charity Events.

There will be Lego raffles, a Lego play area, specialist Lego retailers, and a Creative Builder Competition. Encourage your children to bring a photo taken of them with their own Lego creation, fill in the entry form on the website and they could win some great Lego prizes. There are categories for Under 6, 6-9 years, 10-12 years and 13 and above.

Lego Ship
Will Your Creation Match This One?

The South Side Expo will be held at the Chandler Arena at the Sleeman Sports Complex on the corner of Old Cleveland and Tilley Roads from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th October. Limited tickets are available at the door, so it would be advisable to buy tickets online at Trybooking to avoid missing out, as pre-paid tickets will take priority. Tickets cost $10 for Adults and $5 for Children aged 3-15. Under threes are free.

Great value for a couple of hours of inspiration and fun for the whole family.
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Why? A fun day for the whole family
When: Sat 5 Oct (9am-5pm), Sun 6 Oct (10.30am-5pm), Mon 7 Oct (9am-4pm). Autism Community Session Sun 6 (9am-10.30am).
Where: The Chandler Arena, Sleeman Sports Complex
Cost: Adult: $10, Children (3-15): $5
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