LEGO fans in Sydney (or driving distance thereof) rejoice!
Lego are bringing a free interactive event to the Sydney Showgrounds on July 9 and 10 as part of Lego Con, a celebration of all things Lego.
As part of the event, a special live Lego Brick experience will be hosted by Ryan “Brickman” McNaught – Australia’s only Lego Certified Professional, and best known for begin a judge on the TV show Lego Masters Australia.
Loge have described the interactive challenge, which result in a 3m high display, as “an opportunity for kids to get their hands on bricks, and help The Brickman construct an epic live build at the event”
Lego Australia & NZ vice president Troy Taylor said the company was very excited to be able to host a physical event in Australia.
“Last year, the Lego Con experience launched virtually for the first time and was extremely successful,” he said.
“With years of lockdowns and lack of events in Australia, we wanted to bring the community together to celebrate the joy of creativity and imagination brought together by Lego play.
“Kids attending the event will be immersed through the world of their favourite Lego themes. It will be hours of fun and nostalgia for the family!”
The official announcement for the event says “Audiences can expect everything from jaw-dropping life-sized models made entirely out of Lego bricks, to live demos and exciting building challenges for all”, along with reveals and content for popular Lego lines including Lego City, Lego Friends and Lego Technic.
Some of the highlights, according to the media release:
- Lego Friends have been helping kids build and act out friendship stories for the last 10 years.
This year at Lego CON, fans will be able to celebrate love, friendship and the value of difference
by building different hearts that will come together as one epic giant heart.
- If you missed the Melbourne Grand Prix, this is an opportunity to see the life-sized Lego F1
McLaren Car for the very last time in Australia before it begins its journey to its next international Formula 1 event. Made with 288,315 Lego bricks and taking 1,893 hours to build, this McLaren Formula 1 race car Lego replica, has been designed to allow people to sit in it thanks to the removable halo and steering wheel!
- Lego City fans can take part in the ultimate Lego City build challenges. Attendees will be
encouraged to build their favourite vehicle, to speed down the racetrack for their chance to win
some cool prizes.
- Lego Masters Fans will get to hear from their top some of the show’s favourite contestants in a
special Q&A session along with the chance to put their building skills to the test against some
- Over the two days, children can help Build the Change and create their version of a more
sustainable future using Lego bricks. The challenging building event for children will help
increase their awareness of issues such as climate change, resources and education. These
builds will then be on display for the rest of the Lego Con attendees to admire!
- To celebrate Lego’s 90 Years of Play Anniversary, Lego Con will reveal a special nostalgic
area, showcasing some key historical Lego items, including traditional Duplo and Technic sets!
- Between 11am and 1pm, children can enjoy a sensory-friendly session that allows families to
participate in Lego play within a safe and accepting environment. The Lego Con big screen
experience will be modified with dimmed lights are volume lowered for sensitive ears.
There will, as you’d expect, also be a Lego store at Lego Con.
Tickets for the event are free but limited in numbers, and can be reserved for the morning or afternoon sessions on July 9 and 10 via EventBrite.