02 November 2015
Wellington Brick-Con 2015
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!
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.
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.
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.