What a fantastic day we had last Sunday. We hope you enjoyed the show too. Block Con was a huge success despite the short notice cancellation of the Saturday show, and we saw over 1500 guests from around the region descend upon the KC Lightstream Stadium to enjoy a LEGO-filled day.
For a lot of people, building with LEGO is about creating fantasy worlds that they had previously only imagined from books. Nicola Lawson has painstakingly recreated a number of Lord of the Rings scenes in LEGO form as she imagined them. We talked to her to find out more about how this started, and some of the techniques used to create her popular MOCs.
With the news that Red Dwarf Series 11 is on the cards (Thursday 22nd September, exclusive to Dave) we thought we’d interview Bob Turner, who has built a fantastic Red Dwarf playset and was so happy with it, he’s submitted it to LEGO ideas. Now that he’s on the journey to 10,000 supporters, lets find out a little bit more about his project, and what makes him tick when it comes to LEGO.
Becoming an official LEGO set designer is the stuff of every child’s’ dreams, and the only way to do that was to get a job at LEGO in Billund, Denmark. Not any more, thanks to LEGO Ideas. LEGO Ideas uses a very simple concept to allow builders to have their model reviewed by LEGO to be turned into an official set with worldwide distribution. To get to review, builders have to gain support from 10,000 people, by way of votes.
LEGO bricks as we know then have been around since 1953. It’s no surprise then that many of today’s Grandparents grew up playing with the bricks we love. Whilst they’ll insist that you could only get basic bricks ‘back in their day’ (which is not true) you’ll find that people who grew up as far back as the 1950s flirted with the LEGO brick in their childhood, and have fond memories of the sets that were available. Adult Fan of LEGO, Jules Brown, who started his collection back in the 1970s tells us about his popular, nostalgic display.
The very first Block Con is here. Brought to you by the people behind the Yorkshire Brick Show, our mission statement is “Inspiring play with LEGO® bricks”.
The event, which is the first of its kind to come to Hull and the East Coast, will feature of LEGO® models from talented Adult and Teenage Fans of LEGO® from around the country. The event will be hosted by Stackable Events at the KC Lightstream Stadium (Craven Park) in Kingston upon Hull on September the 24th and 25th, 2016.
It’s been a week since we opened the doors for the Yorkshire Brick Show 2016 so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the show, and thank everyone that came for making it such a great show.
Overall, we had over 3500 visitors over the two day show, and we thank you for taking part in our various activities, from the Minecraft build zone to the Giant LEGO bricks, as well as engaging our exhibitors and asking them about their models. We hope that you are truly inspired to build impressive creations with LEGO bricks.
Republic66 media, the company behind the Bricks and Bricks culture brands are proud to announce their partnership with the Yorkshire Brick Show.
As of today the media company who publishes both the Bricks and Bricks Culture magazines have confirmed they are the official media partner of this well established LEGO themed show. Working closely with the organisers Stackable Events, Republic66 media will bring their wealth of experience and media channels to continue to help raise the profile of this fantastic event. Over the coming weeks our plans and further information will be provided with all the exciting activities that can be expected.
The Yorkshire Brick Show, organised by niche events management company Stackable Events, will be back in the Wakefield District again this year. The event, which prides itself on being one of the largest exhibitions of LEGO models in the North of England, will be moving to Unity Works in Wakefield city centre after having a successful run at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.
Another fantastic year, and another fine job done by all involved in the show. Thank you to all of the public that attended, and made the show a success, and thanks to the Exhibitors, Museum staff, Helpers, Volunteers, Traders and the Bricks Magazine team, without whom we wouldn’t have been able put on this event.
During our bumper weekend, as well as all of the fantastic LEGO displays, build zones and marketplace, Bricks 4 Kidz will be supporting the event by providing building workshops for children, and adults, at the Yorkshire Brick Show. The children will be guided through the process of building motorised models based around Fair Ground Rides or shown how to create a mini Lego Earthquake model.
Fairy Bricks volunteers attend LEGO events around the UK and the rest of the world to raise money which allows them to buy LEGO at a discount, and donate them to Children’s Wards at hospitals and hospices local to the events that they attended.