Sunday, 10 May 2015

Yorkshire Brickshow 2015 Report

Last week LEGOBrien attended the 2015 Yorkshire Brickshow at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield, Yorkshire.  Having previously only attended one Brickshow before (at Tanfield Railway in April) it is still a new experience for this AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO).  

The format of the show was timed slots to view the LEGO displays and freedom to take part in the LEGO activities, buy at the marketplace and see the museum.  Day tickets cost a bargain of £6.50 with under 3s free and were only available on pre-order.  

We parked easily in an overflow car park that was a short walk to the venue.  External signage was a bit lacking, we tried to get in at the entrance to the show but were redirected to another entrance to pick up the tickets, not all of our tickets were in our envelope but this was quickly resolved.  On entrance, we were greeted by the friendly Bricks and Bricks Culture guys who have just launched two thoughtful, beautiful magazines that they’d brought with them. LEGObrien had already subscribed to them on their launch!  Bricks also provided a treasure-hunt activity to spot some minifigs in the display with poly bag prizes.

The display room was well-laid out to direct the flow of viewing and it felt busy but not overcrowded.  We were able to see everything and it was very entertaining with a mix of official LEGO new and old sets, modular buildings, MOCs (Make your Own Creation) and dioramas built by the Yorkshire LUG and Northern Brickworks.  There were activities such as a creating a giant mosaic for the charity, Fairy Bricks, Bricks 4 Kids paid building sessions and free play bricks.  The marketplace was well-stocked by Cora’s Creations, My Precious and Minifigs & Bricks among others and priced to the current market, so there were not many bargains to be had but there were some discontinued sets there if you were after them for your collection. 

I’d definitely recommend this show to LEGO fans and families and hope to attend next year. Here’s my video of the Saturday:

Further Viewing:
A report by Luc Byard for Brick Fanatics 

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