27 April 2017

Bricktastic 2017, Manchester UK

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The third annual Bricktastic show takes place on the weekend of 1st and 2nd July at Manchester Central. Come along! And tell anyone you know who lives in the Northwest to get there too - it's worth travelling to experience this big, friendly LEGO show with a great atmosphere. Many of the UK's greatest AFOL builders make the effort to be there, because it is run by and in aid of Fairy Bricks, the wonderful charity who raise money to buy LEGO sets for children's hospitals.

I'll be there too! The New Elementary table will feature some of the amazing Nexogon models you're seeing from our talented UK builders, and Elspeth De Montes will be adding some colourful creations, no doubt injected with her colourful sense of humour.

Here's another of the amazing models that will premiere at the show; Jamie Douglas has expanded the official set 10253 Big Ben to show the entire Houses of Parliament!

Here's some info from the official press release.

Taking centre stage for 2017 is a giant detailed model of the Palace of Westminster from builder Jamie Douglas. Constructed from over 50,000 bricks, this amazing creation spans over 1.7 metres long and 1 metre deep. Not a single detail has been omitted from this architectural masterpiece as Jamie confesses to having spent 30 hours planning it before even starting the epic 234-hour build, which has been built exclusively for Bricktastic. 

“The model has to be seen to be believed,” said Fairy Bricks ‘Chief Fairy’ Kevin Gascoigne. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to view this unique and stunning model for the first time.” 

Bricktastic has proved over the years that it is the perfect day out for every LEGO-loving family. Visitors can experience an amazing array of giant models from fans and professional LEGO builders Bright Bricks, they can spend hours creating in the free play areas, get involved with the robotic world of LEGO Mindstorms, and not forgetting the opportunity to pick up a bargain from the array of traders.

Tickets are affordable, great value and of course are in benefit of a great cause. See you there!

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Images courtesy of Fairy Bricks, © Andrew Tipping

1 comment:

  1. I am assuming that the Big Ben set will be sold there for people that say "I want that!" Amazing creation. Won't be getting to the UK though.