MONORAILS, ferris wheels, V8 Supercars and more burst from imagination into fully-realised construction at Brickfest on Sunday. Organisers estimated the Lego event, which raises money for schools and charities, drew more than 3500 people to explore constructions from more than 60 exhibitors from around NSW.
Chief organiser Kevin Evans said Sunday’s event, the fifth in Newcastle and the second at Newcastle Jockey Club, was the largest yet.
“We do take it on the road but this is our biggest and main one,” Mr Evans said.
The event features expertly assembled kits as well as MOCs – or my own creations.
“In some ways I’d say some of the MOCs might appeal more to some of the adults,” Mr Evans said.
“Obviously there’s a lot of parents here with their kids, but there are a fair number of adults who come for themselves too.”
Mr Evans said the ongoing appeal of Lego was in its adaptability, on show in speed rounds where participants make something from random blocks in a time limit. “Even if you have built a set, you can turn it into anything you can think of,” he said.
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