Thousands of LEGO® fans are expected to stream through the doors of the Adelaide Convention Centre when it stages South Australia’s biggest LEGO® fan event in April.
Managed by the Centre, Brick‐a‐laide is a new public event which will showcase LEGO® exhibits from across Australia and overseas.
LEGO® exhibits owned and built by private collectors and fans are being brought into the spotlight with exhibits expected to include LEGO® from many different eras and genres.
Castles, trains, underwater worlds and cities as well as popular sets like Star Wars will be among the exhibits with most created by the Master Builders – people who build purely from their imagination without instructions. Many of the exhibits will also have moving elements.
A creative space will be set up where LEGO® bricks of all shapes and sizes will be set up for LEGO® fans to create their own exhibits. Traders will also be on hand so visitors can purchase LEGO®.
The Adelaide Convention Centre has engaged local LEGO® enthusiast Tim Burdon to work with them to attract exhibitors and traders and develop the event program.
Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said Brick‐a‐laide will celebrate the colourful interlocking bricks that have brought enjoyment to so many people across the generations.
“The event will be visually spectacular with some of the exhibits extremely detailed and intricate and a labour of love for their creators,” said Mr Gilbert.
“By hosting the event on Easter Friday and Saturday we’re expecting big crowds and the Centre is able to manage these numbers comfortably so everyone who wants to attend can enjoy the event.
“We’re also currently in the process of securing an internationally renowned LEGO® builder to be a part of the event, with a further announcement to be made early next year – another huge drawcard for the event.”
In the meantime, any LEGO® collectors who wish to put forward an exhibit for Brick‐a‐laide can contact ua.moc.edialakcirbnull@scitsigol for more information.
Brick‐a‐laide will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday 3rd April and Saturday 4th April, 2015.
The event follows the success of the annual Cellar Door Wine Festival Adelaide which was also devised and run by the Adelaide Convention Centre to create events during traditionally quiet periods during the conferencing calendar.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Adelaide Convention Centre Marketing Manager Giovanna Toldi on (08) 8212 4099