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Fantastic Far North QLD Fun at the Cairns Brick Event!

The QLD June/July school holidays meant one thing! It was time for a roadtrip to share the LEGO love with Regional QLD. With the truck loaded up for the long trip, exhibitors readied themselves for early morning wake-ups for the flight to Cairns. We left freezing winter behind arrived to what felt like a warm spring day and sweltered through set up after lunch, only to find that someone had turned off all the fans in the ceiling that were meant to keep us cool.

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The excitement for the show was amazingly high and the local paper came along and did a couple articles, one appeared in the Saturday edition and another after the show ended.
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We were joined by a few enthusiastic AFOLS from Townsville and a bunch of lovely locals from nearby that joined in showing off their creations. It was great catching up with people that I’d met at other shows!

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Our group display looked fabulous, with more blocks added to the Micropolis city. IMG_0851 The creative play area at the show was a big hit with kids and parents building like crazy!   IMG_1156IMG_1157

One family built a really tall tower and begged for it to not be disassembled. Of course a photo had to be taken for posterity. IMG_1011Saturday night, as always was full of fun games, great food and good times. One of the best parts of touring is the time you get together with a great bunch of AFOLS. We played a round of partsies and had an individual tower build challenge with the parts that people picked.

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Big thanks to the LEGO Group for their ongoing support of our group, which has allowed our members to build new things and to bolster the play area activities.   IMG_1138
Here are some of the awesome people who make these shows great. Missing are the many volunteers that helped in the play areas and the exhibitors that couldn’t take time off from their busy work schedules, but still sent along fabulous stuff for the group displays. QLUG admin would like to thank everyone who gave their time and talent to this successful event. Well done!

IMG_1018You can see all the photos from this awesome event here: Cairns Brick Event

Roadtrip! Coffs Harbour here we come! Locals come join us :)

Brick Events are seeking lego displays from local AFOLs in northern NSW for this show in Coffs Harbour in January. As someone who has exhibited at every show with this company, they run an excellent show and really look after the exhibitors. The regional shows where they travel are the most fun too. For more info please email: events@brickevents.com.au

 

 
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Bundaberg Brick Event Roadtrip 16-19th January 2015

We packed up our displays and loaded them on a truck, then most of us piled in a minibus along with Brick Events and Bricks ‘N Fun staff to make the trip to Bundaberg.
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We passed through a myriad of small towns, watching the countryside eventually give way to cane fields and orchards as we approached Bundaberg. I wasn’t quite prepared for the muggy, hot weather for set up in our first venue without full air-conditioning. We started set up and as exhibitors finished their setup, they moved on to helped Adrian with the City display and a number of other displays from the Brick Events team’s private collections. Aaron who was driving the minibus, was stuck waiting as I madly grassed our dino park display and he kindly help out before we called it a night.
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We faced another hideous day of high humidity without relief the next day, going through water bottles like they were nothing. But the crowds were friendly and eager enough to brave the hot hall.

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It was a relief when the doors closed and we could retreat to the aircon before heading off for a bbq at the beach. Day 2 brought a slight cooler change and was far more bearable. The crowds seemed bigger as word got around and the kids had a ball in the build room area.

I’ve been exhibiting with a lot of these same people for nearly 2 years of shows now, so it’s hard to pick favourites when I’ve seen so much of the displays grow and change. We had 3 brand new exhibitors this show, who have been volunteers at past shows. Dennis, Tina and Greg made awesome debuts, contributing to the group display and their own displays.

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On Diane’s western display I loved her addition of new lighting in her mine  and the white church with wedding couple.
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Aaron had some fantastic fire rescue scenes and an amazing architecture based on real buildings.
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Our QLUG group display was the start of a collection of minifigure habitats that we hope to grow. They looked great all grouped together.

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Local WIN television news came and interviewed some of our members for a short feature on the news. You can see the video here.

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You can see a full gallery of photos here on flickr. Feel free to add photos to the group flickr.

Despite the weather, we all had a great time and it was a fabulous bonding experience.

We are waiting to hear where Brick Events may roadtrip to next!
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Easter School Holiday Lego Fun

Queensland Lego User Group in collaboration with Brick Events and Bricks ‘n Fun have been at Circle on Caville in Surfers Paradise again  these school holidays with some displays by group members and play tables for the kids and adults to get building. ♥

The event runs until the 21st April 10am-4pm daily, more details here.
Closed Good Friday 18 April 2014 and Easter Sunday 20 April 2014

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