I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
It would be rare to find a person in Western civilization that has not had a Lego experience. A part of every child's early development, constructing cities with toy building blocks is as much a part of any child's growing up experience as learning to ride a bike or playing on a swing-set. Even if you played with some of the cheaper imitations of Lego, there is no doubt that the brand, and all its associations, are still familiar to you. You need only walk into the toy section of your local department store to see that Lego has the monopoly on the plastic building block world, and this growth is only expected to continue as more and more people fall in love with the toys, and the imagination they inspire.
Established in Denmark in 1949, the Lego franchise has grown steadily in recent years. The toy building block empire has branched out to include books, greeting cards, video games, and even amusement parks, all bearing the distinctive red, yellow, black and white logo. The company has licenced several film franchises (such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and a host of superhero movies) to release Lego lines which are just as commercially successful as the movies they have been adapted from. They have also created popular themed sets which include space, pirates, Wild West, underwater and castles.
One of the displays from the 2012 event. https://www.facebook.com/QueenscliffeBricks
With so many fans of the Lego brand out there, there's no wonder that there are whole communities devoted to the franchise, including the Melbourne LEGO Users' Group (MUGs) who get together monthly and get creative with the construction blocks. Through their dedication, and their imaginative endeavours, the group have constructed and contributed many displays to various exhibitions. One such exhibition is the Queenscliffe Bricks Lego Exhibition, which will once again be showing at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall. To be held over the weekend of June 22 and 23, the exhibition showcases the work of members of MUGs and features an impressive display of Lego workmanship, including examples of working-part Lego creations.
You'll be inspired to dig out your own Lego sets and get creative after visiting this exhibition
Session entry will be held in ¾ hour intervals, and while tickets are available at the door, advance online bookings are preferable. All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to local, national and international Rotary projects.
The Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall, where the event will be held, almost looks as though it, too, was constructed with Lego
You will be absolutely amazed when you see some of the things that can be created with plastic building blocks. Simply going to the exhibition and viewing the displays is sure to provide enough inspiration to dig out your own Lego sets and have a go at replicating what you have just seen.