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.
The Yorkshire Brick Show will be back again in 2015. After our unprecedented success last year with over 6000 visitors in two days, we’ve taken your comments on-board, and this year we’re going for quality over quantity.
The first annual Yorkshire Brick Show has been and gone, and what a show it was. You may have read in some of the local press (Huddersfield Examiner) that we caused a little bit of chaos at the National Coal Mining Museum. When we first booked this show, we were worried that we wouldn’t get the crowds, but we ended up with 6,600 people attending over the weekend.