Brick lovers unite! New Zealand’s largest LEGO-based show is about to open in Christchurch.
To say that The Christchurch Brick Show is bigger and better than last year is no understatement. Not only are they bringing one of the world’s most creative brick building teams over from Canada, but they’re showcasing the largest LEGO-made replica of the New Brighton Pier in the largest space that can house it – Horncastle Arena.
For the sixth year in a row The Christchurch Brick Show will bring together LEGO fans and builders of all ages, and is set to wow its visitors with awe-inspiring creations and LEGO-focused activities at hands-on building stations.
The JK Brickworks team from Canada will be a popular drawcard with their intricate, interactive models.
‘We’ve been following JK Brickworks for years. They’ve designed LEGO sets and captured the imaginations of many with the way their designs replicate life-like movement’, says Brick Show organiser, Bruce Aldridge.
The 8.5-metre-long LEGO New Brighton Pier, designed by local builder Anthony Bradley, is the biggest piece they’ve ever had at The Brick Show. It was built in stages, with help from the community during building days at New Brighton Library.
‘We had two open days at the library in April where the bulk of the pier was constructed. The locally run LEGO club members, LUG4x2, have built the library section of the pier’, says Bruce.
Another interesting part of the exhibition are the displays from all over New Zealand. Over 200 people from around the country will be showcasing what they’ve been working on, all vying for Best in Show. There will be Duplo, LEGO Friends, Star Wars, superheroes and fairground displays. A wide mix from a diverse range of people – from preschoolers to grandparents.
The Christchurch Brick Show is being held at Horncastle Arena.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, 9am-5pm
$5 per person, under-2s FREE
Free onsite parking