The Great Brick Adventure will feature two exhibitions of life-size
LEGO brick animals and fantasy creatures, alongside activities, retail stalls
and displays from enthusiasts, when it comes to Harrogate in the summer
Running from August 31 to September 2, the show is the first
to be organised and hosted by Harrogate Convention Centre, with profits going
back into the business. Ticket sales for
the show will be overseen by Harrogate Theatre.
Convention Centre head of sales and events, Brian Dobson
said: “We’ve visited similar events around the UK and seen for ourselves the
phenomenal popularity of LEGO bricks with both adults and children. The show
will feature two exhibitions, The Great Brick Safari and Mythical Beasts,
created for us by a company called Bright Bricks.
“They are professional designers and builders of huge LEGO brick
models and will be supplying us with everything from life-size elephants and
troops of meerkats to dragons and ogres.
“This is a really exciting event for us because it’s the
first time we’ve put our expertise into hosting our own event. Partnering with
the incredibly talented builders at Bright Bricks means we have all the
resources at our disposal to stage something pretty special for people of all
Bright Bricks managing director Duncan Titmarsh is the UK's
only LEGO Certified Professional (LCP), out of 16 throughout the world.
He said: “People love seeing these models. There are many
hours of design, planning and building that go into our models, so it’s great
to see the reaction they get from the public.
“They’re really inspirational too. You can see the children
and the adults immediately start building their own models in the huge pools of
bricks we have at the shows.”
The Great Brick Adventure
will also feature Warriorbots Brick Battles, dragon’s lair, Safari Selfie Zone
and the chance to help build Harriet, a life-size LEGO brick hippopotamus.
Kerry Maddison of Harrogate Theatre, said: “It’s great to be involved
in the show because it means the town is pulling together, not just to host this
major family event, but also to use our organisational expertise in attracting
leisure tourists in to the region.”
For more information on The
Great Brick Adventure, go to www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/whats-on