Held at the iconic Manchester Central (formally the GMEX) on August 15th and 16th it will be two days dedicated to the plastic brick loved by millions of children and adults. Highlights will include:
Models created by the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional Company, Bright Bricks
Displays created by members of the Brickish Association, Northern Brickworks and Brickshire.
An exclusive first look at the 2015 model being created by the Brick To The Past team.
A chance to meet LEGO designers Carl Greatrix and Tom Poulson.
A new 120,000 part LEGO mosaic.
Interactive sessions with Master Builders to learn just how they create such stunning work.
Brick Pits and play tables to create LEGO master pieces.
Demonstrations by Awesome Engineers of their interactive LEGO Workshops.
A variety of shopping opportunities including lots of personalised items.
Tickets will be on sale Saturday 2nd of May via the event website www.bricktastic.org priced at £11.50 for adults and £8.50 for children. Infants under 3 are free.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the charity Fairy Bricks. Fairy Bricks donates LEGO to children in hospital throughout the UK and following the event will pay particular attention to Manchester and the wider North West.
For all enquiries please see the website www.bricktastic.org or get in touch via email to [email protected]
So that is the press release. Any questions Brickset members have then get them up on this thread. People have been asking for a big event further north so here it is :-)
Obviously I am going to say this but I would recommend getting your tickets early. The space is big but not unlimited and will cost considerably more on the door with no reductions for children.
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I need to build some things. :o
This is fast approaching now with the layout pretty much sorted. 40+ AFOL's displaying, Bright Bricks, 130,000 part mosaic, retail, brick pits, famous faces like @Huw ;-) so get your tickets now :-)
Built by @ame_uwagi and for those not local to the area it is Manchester Central Library which is a stones throw from the venue. I can't remember who suggested it was built, probably @cheshirecat but Robert has done a stunning job with a tricky building. I'll take credit for supplying a bit of the tan ;-)
I may be free that weekend, in which case I shall be coming!
I've not been to a major Lego show before - what's the 'done thing' regarding photography? Is it just a case of 'ask the exhibitor', or is it a bit frowned upon? I know some exhibitions ban cameras entirely.
Snap away at will and don't be afraid to speak to the builders :-)
Normally there are good reasons for those that do, but it's always better to ask the question than risk annoying someone/getting chucked out :-)
and yes, you probably heard right :smile:
Seriously though the costs associated are higher dealing with pay on the day entry. Plus it's more hassle and will slow your entry. Buy in advance so you save a bit of money and get in quicker after a simple scan of your print at home ticket. As a bonus all advance tickets have the chance of winning a prize. Buy on the day and no prize chances.
@CapnRex101 Think STEAM type of numbers. Capacity wise there would be room for more but we will cap it to provide a nicer experience.
I attend a lot of different conventions and expos and complaints about queuing to get in or tickets having sold out are the most common complaint, but the reality is that even the best organised events cannot accurately predict just how many people will show up on the day, if everyone pre booked tickets then the organisers can make the best provisions for the numbers.
What is the best day to go? Is there a difference between the days with different events or are both the same?
i do wish I could pay with PayPal though but I suppose fees would rule that out.
I appreciate that pre-booked tickets help give the event numbers and make things easier.
As I'll be able to drop Mrs Boo off at her Mum's for the day, Bricktastic has been officially sanctioned!
To the interwebz for my ticket!!
Since I'm going to be helping at Bricktastic if anyone would like one I'll give them out to the first dozen people who ask for one...they are about 20cm by 11cm, vehicle grade vinyl but can also be applied to walls/cupboards/storage boxes etc so might work well for anyone with a LEGO room ;-)
looking forward to the day and look forward to meeting other Bricksetters and putting faces to usernames. Do we have a special Brickset secret handshake so we know each other.
promises to be a great day and I am sure it will be a success for Fairybricks
Got my ticket for Saturday.
Can someone tell me what's going on in the evening? I heard talk of an auction. I'm not staying over, but it might make a difference to which train ticket I book for the return to London.