A child gazes at some LEGO constructions

The Canberra Brick show promises great fun for all ages.

11 October 2023

Get ready, LEGO lovers!

Planning is well underway for Canberra Brick Show, to be held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October.

The event is Canberra's largest LEGO fan event, and one of the largest in Australia. And if last year’s attendance is anything to go by, Canberrans are big LEGO fans.

Over 5000 guests of all ages rolled through the doors in 2022, making the most of the weekend of displays, interactive activities, retailers of new and rare sets, and great food.

Jake Radloff, President of the Canberra Lego User Group (CLUG), said there will be a lot to look forward to at this year’s show too.

Visitors can expect a massive train layout, dozens of vehicles, a great ball contraption, Technic and Star Wars displays, mosaics, historic collections and custom-designed my own creations (MOCs).

Some of Australia’s best LEGO builders will be there, exhibiting more than 250 tables of creations.

“Guests may even see some contestants from the popular Lego Masters TV show over the course of the weekend. There will also be LEGO retail vendors, LEGO accessories and jewellery and food trucks,” Jake said.

“The exhibitors enjoy speaking to guests about their builds and passion for LEGO, and there will be play tables with loose LEGO for juniors to build their own creations and grab a photo.”

Jake said the train layout is one exhibit not to miss.

“Over 130 metres of track, a variety of LEGO built scenery and awesome trains. There will be a mix of steam, electric and diesel locos and hundreds of cars of rolling stock and passenger trains for all to enjoy,” he said.

The Canberra LEGO User Group hosts the show and supports the community by donating proceeds to specialty schools and local charity organisations.

“CLUG has partnered with Roundabout Canberra and ACT specialty schools as part of our mission to promote the use of LEGO in the community and supporting organisations that provide services for young people in the ACT.

“Last year we donated over $15,000 worth of LEGO sets and money to these organisations, to go towards various initiatives that see LEGO being available to those in need and children with special needs,” Jake said.

Tickets to the Canberra Brick Show are $12 each, with children aged under three free.

There will also be a VIP night for adult fans of LEGO (AFOLs) on Saturday night. Limited tickets are available.

Find out more and book a ticket

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