What is Brickfest and why you’ll love it

The 2014 Brickfest, held at the Newcastle PCYC, will be a chance for the young and young at heart to get hands on with that age old toy, Lego.

We asked one of the organisers of the event, Angela Evans to take 10 to help us better understand what the event is all about.

1 – What is Brickfest all about?
Adult fans of Lego (AFOLS) getting together to display their Lego creations for the public to view.

2 – Who is Brickfest for?
Helping to fundraise for local schools in the Hunter Region.

3 – Who is behind Brickfest?
RAINBOW BRICKS Lego User Group and Bricks @ the Bay, 2 groups of AFOLS coming together from QLD, NSW & VIC.

4 – What do you love about bricks?
We love building with bricks, using our imagination and building as a family. A hobby we can share with others.

5 – What do you think kids love about bricks?
Children love minifigs and sets when they are younger, and learn to follow instructions, while others enjoy creating from their imagination.

6 – What should kids expect for them at Brickfest?
Lots of displays for both boys and girls. Many displays are one off creations. A free build area.

7 – What should parents expect for them at Brickfest?
To enjoy all the same displays, there is no age limit. Talk to builders and get ideas. Help inspire the children.

8 – Will you be able to buy lego at Brickfest?
Yes, Lego Minifigs, Lego Sets, Lego jewellery and spare parts will be available for sale.

9 – In the age of digital technology and game consoles, why does lego still remain popular?
Every changing themes available, Digital games, movies and cartoons all keep Lego a modern toy.

10 – What are some of the things built out of lego that will be on display at brickfest?
A mixture of small and large creations include – Kitchen Modules just like mums, The Batcave, Chima, Friends, Castles, Pirates and lots lots more.

The 2014 Newcastle Brickfest will be held on Saturday 5th July between 10am and 5pm at the Newcastle PCYC in Broadmeadow. For more information about Brickfest visit the organisers web site –

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