Bricktastic, Manchester, UK, 30 June - 1 July

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The biggest and best LEGO event in the UK takes place next weekend, 30 June - 1 July, at Manchester Central. It's organised by our favourite charity Fairy Bricks, which donates LEGO sets to children’s hospices and hospitals around the world, and all profits will be used for that purpose.

It's one of the few events of the year at which AFOLs from most of the UK-based LUGs display their models, including Brickish, Northern Brickworks, Brickshire, Brick Central and Sheffield LUG, so there will be some outstanding MOCs on display, along with professionally designed models by Bright Bricks.

There'll also be plenty of traders selling loose parts, minifigs and sets, and heaps of things to keep young and old LEGO fans occupied: brick pits, mosaics and so on. Visitors will also have the opportunity to build a Manchester bee, which you can read more about after the break.

Brickset is a proud sponsor of the event: we help fund the polybags that are given to every child that attends and I will be there contributing to the collaborative Great Ball Contraption layout that we hope will have visitors enthralled.

You can find out more and buy tickets on the show's website.

I'd love to meet you there: if you're coming do come and say hello!

 

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11 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Myself the wife and kids are goin on the sunday, it'll be the 3rd time for us, i love it and its all for a good cause, my girls love the brick pools my wife likes assisting with the gigantic Mosaics for the floor, and the creations on show are out of this world..

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By in United Kingdom,

Be sure to say hello!

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By in Australia,

aww..I just came back from Manchester (work trip). I will keep this in mind and be there for next year :D Great idea for the brick-build bee. Might need a queen bee too.

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By in United States,

Is this an event where other sets might be revealed? Or is it not that kind of thing?

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By in Spain,

I love the bee idea - not only because of the great symbol it's become but the actual build is fantastic at that scale. Should look amazing en masse. It's a shame I can't get to the show more easily but hoping to get some atmosphere from photos at the event all the same!

There's an upcoming new Bright Bricks-organised event going on at the end of July in Bournemouth. Is it likely I may see any of the Fairy Bricks contingent there too?

^ I seem to remember we had something like Medieval Market Village revealed at the GWBS in Swindon a few years ago, but generally we're not that lucky. Still, here's hoping...

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By in United Kingdom,

What's the openning time? Can't find it anywhere on the site.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ It's 10am - 5 pm.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is probably on the website somewhere but I can't see it, what is meant by "Sunday Quiet Time"?

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By in United Kingdom,

@bulbathor.. Last year we got there earlier and was aloud in at 9:15am and there were other families already there too, thats what they mean by sunday quiet time if your children are sensitive to crowds or loud noises like my 5year old is.

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By in United States,

This sounds a little like Brickfest in the U.S. (without the chraity part). Hope it turns out well.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just got back from the expo and a great event the Jeff Wayne's War of the worlds drama scenes are a worthy view and the legendary creatures are amazing too.

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