The Toy & Hobby Exhibition will be held at the Queen Victoria Building from September 29 to October 7. It will be curated by Michael Wall, owner of Hobbyco, Australia's oldest and largest hobby company, who will produce an interactive and visual exhibition of Hobbyco's most iconic and popular toys of the last 77 years. Wall has said that "The hobbies and toys on display represent some of the most iconic and well-loved toys of the past century. Hobbyco is proud of its rich history, and the QVB is the ideal backdrop for this wonderful celebration."
Split into two sections, the exhibition will cater for both adults and children. There will be a a museum-style cabinet display of some of Hobbyco's most historical, iconic and rare toys and hobby pieces, including model trains, matchbox cars, diecast toys and Bandai action figures. To satisfy the kids, there will also be a free play area, where some of Hobbyco's favourite toys will be set up, allowing children to build LEGO worlds, fly a remote control helicopter or race Scalectrix electric cars. Entry to this area is limited to ten children at a time, with thirty-minute sessions running from 11am to 2.30pm.
Also at the Hobbyco Toy & Hobby Exhibition will be Lego and Gundam model building competitions, demonstrations and giveaways. The event will be located under the QVB Dome and across Level Two of the Queen Victoria Building, with the QVB Hobbyco store also located at the end of this level.