Having two LEGO® mad boys in our house, I knew we must visit BrickLive. This is the UK’s largest LEGO® exhibition which runs over four days. It is situated in the NEC in Birmingham so we spent two nights nearby.
We had no idea what to expect from the event. This would be Adams first experience of a large scale event and we knew it would be busy. However, everything was well organised and Adam coped with the day extremely well. With our Press Passes we didn’t have to queue and immediately Adam got stuck into creating a LEGO® car at the Race Track. Have a look at our day in action:
Adam was fascinated by the Fan Zones. There are around 80 incredible LEGO® builds that have been meticulously completed by fans. Never again will I think my husband has a large LEGO® collection! There were also plenty of photograph opportunities.
There were plenty of souvenirs to purchase within Brick Lane. I bought my husband a LEGO® card from The Brick Ladd and personalised presents from Fab Bricks. Several of the big LEGO® sets within Toys R Us were discounted.
As this was our first experience of BrickLive, we didn’t attempt to collect the LEGO® Dimensions Character Cards. If you collected 20 cards then you could receive a Green Arrow character.
For Adam the day was all about the Brick Pits. He spent the majority of the day building in the different coloured pits. Adam was determined to keep walking into the middle of each pit in order to collect the bricks!
Adam had a new sensory experience. We buried him in blue LEGO® bricks!
There was plenty to keep Adam entertained for the whole day. Activities included creating a Build Britain 3d map, watching films in the Movie Zone, seeing the huge DFDS Lego Ship, learning dance moves in the Dance Zone and creating a Pumpkin Patch.
Our Top Tips:
* Arrive early.
* Take your own food and drink.
* If you want to collect the exclusive Green Arrow character then play the LEGO® Dimensions Demo game early as the queues were lengthy after lunch time.
* Take time to enjoy the LEGO® within the Brick Pits.
* We didn’t have to queue for the Toys R Us retail store in the morning or late in the afternoon.
* Visit the Fairy Bricks tombola. It is £2 to enter and you can win a mini-figure as well as other prizes.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our BrickLive experience. It catered for children (and adults) of all ages and was well organised. We shall certainly be attending BrickLive events in the future.
Disclaimer: We received Press tickets in order to review BrickLive. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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