Creativity on display at the Lego fair
Toddlers, 80s and all in between converged on ILT Southland Stadium in Invercargill this weekend to see the creative Lego displays from the fifth Southland Brick Show.
When the event opened, there were queues of adults and children ready to view the exhibits of members of the Lego Users Group South.
Star Wars, the Taj Mahal, London Bridge, towns and train stations rubbed shoulders with roller coasters and planes – there was little that had not been built by the members.
There were play stalls with thousands and thousands of Lego pieces as well as Lego building races.
Gavin Evans, secretary of the Lego Users Group South, said the show was a success – several thousand people attended.
“The crowds seem happy. The exhibitors get very good feedback from the crowd. We have exhibitors from as far as Wellington and probably as far south as Bluff. So we’re going from this whole island to the South. following.”
He said the youngest exhibitor was 7 and the oldest recently celebrated his 80th birthday.
“We have all age groups. It doesn’t matter your age – Lego is [a] thing you can do. If you have fingers, you can handle Lego bricks. “
Exhibitor Chris Dawson bought his first Lego train from his wife five years ago when the couple found out they were expecting their first child. It was something she had imagined he would play with her unborn child.
“I have one. It wasn’t enough. It quickly escalated from there.”
The show ended yesterday.