Lego gallery: Everything is awesome when you work as a team

26 Jul 2014 @ 9.19 pm
| Entertainment

Richard McDougall took his two charges to the YorBrix Lego show at York University and found everything really was awesome – thankfully without the Lego Movie song

Lego by the sea. Photos: Richard McDougall
  The YorBrix Lego Show 2014 is at the Ron Cooke Hub, York University

  It runs until 4pm on Sunday, July 27

  Entry is free

Following on from the first YorBrix Lego show in 2013, this year’s event has moved out of town to a new and bigger home.

David Kirkham, owner of Minifigs & Bricks and co-organiser of the show (along with Iain Scott), explained that interest has never been stronger.

From a couple of thousand visitors in 2013, a recent show in Wakefield drew more than 9,000 over two days.

With the Lego Movie recently released on DVD, the Ron Cooke Hub offers a much larger capacity and better facilities for a bigger audience.

David Kirkham, owner of Minifigs & Bricks and organiser of the Yorbricks show
Lego and my eight-year-old son are “total bezzies”, so he was always going to enjoy it.

But my “too cool for school” 12 year old daughter was also wowed by the models. There were the ubiquitous (but fantastic) Lego dioramas, as well as puzzles, quizzes and even a Lego Bionicle-building challenge.

There were also many financial temptations in the form of Lego, ranging from bits and bobs starting at 50 pence (blasters, accessories) through to fully-fledged Star Destroyers costing half a month’s minimum wage.

Wonder Woman in miniature
Box of Bionicles – prizes given for the best battle droids

The dioramas were varied and detailed, but the Lego stadium was spectacular.

It features Metallica playing main stage, Star Wars stormtroopers plus the Emperor’s Royal Guards for security and more than 3,000 minifigs.

Built by members of the Northern Brickworks, it has taken more than 25 years to develop and is carefully disassembled and transported between shows in large Ikea boxes!

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