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Lego has always been a popular plaything for both adults and children alike, and with the release of The Lego Movie in 2014, the Danish building-block franchise has only gotten stronger. All over the world, there are clubs and associations dedicated to Lego creations- where members have the opportunity to create the most extravagant designs that they can (of famous architecture, infrastructure and machinery) and put them on display for like-minded aficionados. One such club is the Melbourne LEGO Users Group (MUGS), who meet monthly to discuss all things Lego, and contribute displays for exhibitions in Melbourne, Country Victoria, and other parts of Australia.
The event is popular with people of all ages
Over the weekend of June 21 and June 22, MUGS, in association with the Rotary Club of Queenscliffe, will be hosting a display of some of their best work at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall. This is not the first time that the Lego Exhibition has visited the small township, with last year's event attracting hundreds of visitors of all ages, and exhibiting a fantastic array of construction creations. This year, the event is set to be even bigger, with more on offer for Lego fans- there will be an award-winning Quidditch pitch on display (inspired by the popular Harry Potter franchise), a large rendition of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and a 'selfie' photo stand- where people can have their photo taken alongside their favourite Lego Movie characters.
Some of the displays from the 2013 Exhibition
In previous years, the event has been more about the extraordinary displays, rather than visitor interaction. Sure, the people that created the displays were more than happy to discuss the finer points of their creations, but the focus was more on the workmanship, rather than visitor participation. This is set to change- Ocean Grove Supertoys, a local business, have come onboard and will be introducing a Lego free-play area and a retail store (if you want to purchase some Lego while you are there). They will also be giving visitors the opportunity to win a box of Lego at each session- session entry is held in 45 minute intervals, which means that there are 18 sessions open over the two days.
Ocean Grove Supertoys will be a key contributor to this year's Queenscliffe Bricks Exhibition
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/71506 , via the Rotary Club of Queenscliffe's website, or at the door (although online booking is preferred if you want to go to a particular session, as tickets are limited). This is a fantastic event for anybody interested in Lego creations, and with all net proceeds going towards Rotary community projects at a local, national and international level, you will also be helping a good cause.
The Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall, where the event will once again be held