Monthly Archives: September 2014

Gold Coast Brick Event 20-21st September 2014

As you may know, the Queensland Lego User Group provides a lot of the displays at shows run by Brick Events. The Gold Coast Brick Event marks one full year of our members officially participating in those shows around South East QLD.

Once again our exhibiting group has done an awesome job of upgrading displays and interacting with the general public. Well done guys! You should be proud. It was an exhausting-ly fun, busy weekend from set up to pull down. A big thank you to the volunteers and helpers too. Even the kids got in and helped out where they could . They are such a great bunch!

The Gold Coast Event and Convention Centre was the biggest venue we have attended to date and it did not disappoint.

 

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This is a large portion of the exhibitors, volunteers, helpers, retailers and Brick Events staff. We are missing a few volunteers that assisted earlier in the day and on Saturday. The group of people that make these shows successful grows bigger each show.

Many of of exhibiting members wore their brand new group shirts with our QLUG logo.  They were very comfortable and well suited to all the hard work setting up and displaying. This is one of our main goals achieved thanks to our raffle at the Ipswich Brick Event. We hope to fund or partially fund shirts for members that assist exhibitors during shows.

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Allan Lim’s Battle of Hoth Scene and Death Star Trench

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Michael Rook’s fantastic miniscale cityscape including Jupiters Casino.

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Having fun in sideshow alley at a Country Show, by Adam Shields.

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Friends-ified modular streetscape by Anita and Matt.

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Western town, a new addition to the Western themed display by Dianne Shields.

See a gallery of all the displays here
We had record breaking crowds of happy Lego fans, big and small.

The group ran two raffles over the weekend and would like to thank everyone who bought tickets. We are a non-profit group that doesn’t charge our members a membership fee, so all proceeds go towards the day-to-day running of the group.

We had two lucky winners. Donna from Brisbane QLD and Alistair from the Sunshine Coast QLD who both received their prizes shortly after the show. Both winners were excited to get building!

Time has come now for a lot of the displays to be retired to build new things and other displays will continue to evolve. Show favourites, battle of hoth, deathstar trench, the fairytale scene and the huge spaceport are all confirmed as set to retire with exciting new things in the works for 2015 and beyond. We expect to see some new faces joining the exhibiting group next year with some awesome new talent waiting in the wings to debut at their first shows.

All in all, congrats to all the people who made the show such a big success. You all know who you are :) Now to get in a plan layouts for next year…….