The Brick Events Company in conjunction with Queensland Lego User Group (QLUG) put on a show for Townsville’s first Lego event last weekend at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.
By Jemma Boisen
This is the first time the two day show has come to Townsville, as the Brick Events Company want to expand their tour to regional areas of Queensland.
The tour has also been to Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg.
The Townsville Entertainment Centre had over 75 tables of Lego creations from QLUG members ranging from multiple Star Wars set-ups to detailed little cities, and more.
There were play tables for the kids to have a go and merchandise tables to purchase Lego products to take home.
Each of the set-ups was built by QLUG members. The members encouraged visitors to take photos and participate in different games on each table.
The QLUG group was created three years ago.
Adrian Murphy is one of the main organisers from the Brick Events Company and is also a part of the QLUG group.
“Some members of our group have been displaying Lego at model train shows for over 15 years.
As the group grew we decided it was time to hold our own event of just Lego.” Mr Murphey said.
One of the QLUG members, Jeremy Brumm, explained that he has been a part of the QLUG group for three years and it was great to travel to far North Queensland to show off his hobby.
“By day I am a wildlife ranger in Ipswich…I have always loved Lego when I was young and since then I have just collected many different pieces over the years…it is a great hobby.” Mr Brumm said.
Mr Brumm has a range of different Lego creations but he decided to bring his $30,000 plus model that featured a good and bad side to the world of mystical and magical creatures.
With links to The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates and more, Mr Brumm caught the eye of visitors both young and old.
Main organiser of the Brick Events Company, Adrian Murphey, hopes for the tour to return to Townsville annually.
“We had 10,000 people at our Gold Coast show last year, we like to think Townsville can do better,” Mr Murphey said.
The Brick Events Companies next show is in the Gold Coast on the 19-20 September.
To find out more and follow the tour, like Brick Events on Facebook.