I work for the Dunblane Centre, a youth, community and sports centre in Dunblane, Scotland. We're hosting a Lego themed event on 26th October for young people and their families and are after AFOL's to come and exhibit at the event.
The Dunblane Centre was built in 2004 using donations that came from around the world following the tragedy that occured at Dunblane Primary School in 1996. As a charity, the centre aims to provide a enjoyable and welcoming environment for all in Dunblane and the surrounding communities. From guitar lessons mornings to youth clubs, and from metafit classes to theatre shows, the centre hosts a range of day to day activities. This year however, marks the centre's 10th year of opening and to celebrate, we are holding a range of special events, one of which is our Big Lego Youthie.
A one day event, Big Lego Youthie celebrates the diversity of the Lego brick and aims to inspire young people into building things that have only ever existed in their imaginations. We currently have over 20 drop-in activities planned for the day and have secured a purchase from Bright Bricks for the design and brick supply of a mosaic of Dunblane's hero Andy Murray which will be built on the day by a team of lego-mad young people.
But what we'd really love is exhibits of just what can be created with Lego when you put your mind to it. This is where you guys come in. We'd like to invite to the centre any AFOL's who would like to come along for the day and show their creations. We plan to run the exhibition from 10am - 4pm in the centre's sports hall along with the mosaic building event. Our creative and upbeat marketing campaign for the event begins at the end of June and although visitor numbers are yet unknown, with three primary schools, a high school and a boarding school in the city, we expect great interest and turnout on the day. To this end we have set initial ticket numbers at 300 young people, plus accompanying adults.
We're open to ideas for the event too: if you'd like to host a stall, or want to use the day as a networking event for AFOL's, that's entirely possible. We'll provide free refreshments for exhibitors throughout the day (the centre is known for it's superb home-baking) and an army of staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with anything that is needed.
If it's something you think you'd like to help with or want more information you can post a reply on here or e-mail me ([email protected]
Thanks in advance,
Big Lego Youthie Project Lead