02 November 2015

Wellington Brick-Con 2015

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Last weekend (31Oct-1Nov) was a momentous event for LEGO fans in Wellington.  We had our first ever Brick-Con!  This was organised by the Wellington LEGO User Group (Well-LUG), which has a very active community of mostly AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO).  The Little People of New Zealand, a charity that supports people with dwarfism, as the beneficiary of this show.

I, along with my son and daughter, visited the show yesterday afternoon.  I was thinking the crowd would be more manageable by then because it is on its final day but was I wrong!  The place was jampacked.  And take note - adults outnumbered the kids!

We enjoyed viewing the exhibits.  There were lots of minifig collections on display, MOCs (My Own Creations), Sets, Star Wars... being a Star Wars fan, this was definitely a must see - I went round that area twice!

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LEGO was like a dream toy for me when I was a kid because we could not afford it, but I was lucky to have friends who had these, and we played with LEGO Space for hours on end.  The sets from this 'era' brought back happy memories.

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I am amazed with those creations which look like they aren't made of LEGO at all - those using the SNOT (Studs Not On Top) technique.  I keep coming back also to this particular model - it's amazing.

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There was so much to see, enjoy, and get inspired with.  Thanks Well-LUG for making this event possible!

For photos my son and I took from this event, please visit our Flickr account.

And of course, we have video!


Hopefully this is a sign of bigger things to come.

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