Queensland’s premiere LEGO fan event is set to return to Brisbane in October.
A merry band of talented builders and volunteers will take kids and adults on a magical journey through the ages of LEGO at this year’s BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO Fan Expo.
The exhibition will feature interactive displays, stunning Star Wars and Minecraft creations, a replica Springfield from The Simpsons, plenty of castles, knights and architecture models, a large train layout, and opportunities to watch master builders building the latest sets right in front of your eyes.
There’ll even be an attempt at history, as the builders aim to set an Australian and Southern Hemisphere record for the largest Great Ball Contraption. This will serve as a great example of how simple bricks and LEGO Technic parts can be assembled together to create a giant movable feast for the eyes.
The Redback 501st Garrison and Tatooine Rebel Base clubs will be in attendance, too, so you’ll have a chance to have your photo taken with a Stormtrooper or Jedi.
You’ll also be able to find rare pieces sold by specialist LEGO retailers, browse through pre-loved LEGO to find a bargain, and win big in a charity raffle with LEGO prizes.
There’ll be plenty of activities to keep little hands busy, with LEGO and DUPLO play areas for the kids, as well as face painting and balloon animals to enjoy.
Now celebrating its fifth year, the expo has certainly come a long way since it debuted in a humble shed at the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds in 2011. 48,000 patrons have passed through the event since then, and this year’s show is expected to be bigger than ever.
The BrisBricks Adult Fan of Lego (AFOL) community is a not-for-profit club that has supported a number of local children’s activities over the years. This year, part of the proceeds from the event will go to RizeUp, a local charity that supports the victims of family and domestic violence.
“The BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo is all about supporting kids and showing them how amazing LEGO really is,” says BrisBricks Inc President Magnus Hindsberger. “The show is certain to have something for everyone young and young at heart.”
The BrisBricks Brisbane LEGO Fan Expo will be held at the Sleeman Sports Complex (1763 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler) from Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October. An autism community session will be held from 9am to 10:15am on Sunday 2 October.
Tickets to the BrisBricks LEGO Fan Expo are expected to go quickly and will not be sold on the door; pre-paid tickets are available online at brisbricks.org.