What to expect at BRICK 2015 at the NEC

The seven wonders of the world and a life-size woolly mammoth are just some of the amazing LEGO treats in store at the show from October 29 to November 1.

The UK’s biggest LEGO show is making its Birmingham debut during half term.

It’s a must for LEGO fans of all ages – where else would you see the Lord of the Ring’s Gandalf, the seven wonders of the world, a life-size woolly mammoth and three million LEGO bricks all under one roof?

BRICK promises amazing builds, interactive features and live LEGO building.

Now the world’s number one toy and most recognised brand, BRICK will showcase everything from vintage LEGO sets and collectables to the breath-taking creations made by adult fans and ‘constructors’ that have never been seen in the UK before.

When and where does BRICK take place?

It’s happening at Birmingham’s NEC from October 29 to November 1.

What makes it so special?

There are loads of amazing features, one of which is the Wonders of the World exhibition!

Some of the most iconic sites from across the globe have been recreated in LEGO form.

The seven wonders have all been designed and built by show founder Warren Elsmore for his book Brick Wonders and include the likes of Stonehenge and the Ruins of Petra, as seen in movies such as Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Transformers and The Mummy Returns.

From ancient icons such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China through to modern masterpieces like the International Space Station, there will be plenty to take your breath away.

Who is Warren Elsmore and how did it all start?

Warren has been a fan of LEGO since the age of four. He’s known as an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) turned professional builder, and the author of many LEGO inspired books.

The foundations of BRICK came from the smaller events Warren and his partner Teresa organised around the UK.

But when it became a much bigger event than expected, demanding more of Warren’s time, he joined forces with Clive Morton, who has a wealth of experience running shows and events in the UK.

Together with Channell Events, they opened the doors on the first show in London in 2014.

It was a sell-out success, making them look to the Midlands for their next event.

Life-size creations

There will also be amazing creations from professional LEGO builders Bright Bricks, who will be bringing a life=size woolly mammoth and sabre toothed tiger that have to been seen to be believed.

The mammoth alone is nearly 5m long, over 1m wide and nearly 3m tall. She is made from over 250,000 LEGO bricks and weighs approximately one tonne on her base.

Another dimension

The brand new LEGO Dimensions video game is also coming to the event, creating the largest consumer hands-on experience in the world so far!

LEGO Dimensions will have 16 kiosks at the event, giving fans a full-on gaming experience of one of the year’s most anticipated games.

You’ll be able to join iconic heroes Batman, Wyldstyle and Gandalf, along with a wide-range of additional characters, as they bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity.

Let creativity be the guide to this building and gaming adventure where you’ll not only get to build the LEGO Batblaster, Batman’s upgraded Batmobile in the game, but also get hands-on with the game itself.

Interactive fun

Over three million LEGO blocks in huge ‘BRICK Pits’ will encourage adults and children of all ages to play and start building their own creation or they can help work on a larger build.

If you need an expert to show you how it’s done, the Fan Zone will blow your mind with some epic LEGO structures rarely seen in the UK.

The BRICK Live Stage, hosted by This Morning presenter Matt Johnson, will be filled with LEGO themed family fun and Guinness World Record attempts.

Shopping opportunities (of course!)

There’s a LEGO shop from Toys’R’Us, a LEGO Museum and a large range of LEGO gifts, limited edition kits, vintage collectibles and art in BRICK Lane, making it an ideal place to stock up on Christmas presents.

Ticket information

Ticket prices start at £20 in advance. For more information as well as booking details, visit www.brick2015.com


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One thought on “What to expect at BRICK 2015 at the NEC

  • 19/10/2015 at 12:07

    Quite excited for this; but I am a bit curious at the price of the ticket; seems a lot of money to me when MCM Comic Con at the NEC is £10 entry; and I will (hopefully) be spending a lot of money at the event! But nevertheless still much looking forward to it.


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