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.
I'd love to meet you there: if you're coming do come and say hello!
Everyone was shocked last year by the horrific attack in Manchester. It happened a few weeks before Bricktasic last year & we were not in a position to react. This year though, we can.— Bricktastic (@bricktastic) June 20, 2018
All visitors will have the chance to build a #MANCHESTERBee and add it to a massive swarm. pic.twitter.com/PY0j44QoHK