BrickFest Hallidays Point outgrows its original venue

Hallidays Point may not pull the 4000 plus crowds of BrickFest in America.

But, the success of last year’s BrickFest has forced the organisers to move the venue from Hallidays Point Public School at Diamond Beach to the Tuncurry campus of the Great Lakes College.

This year’s event will be held from 9am until 3pm on Sunday, February 19.

Great Lakes College has generously allowed us to use their larger hall, BrickFest spokesperson, Sarah Stenning said.

“Rainbow Bricks group, which has exhibitors from Sydney, Hunter and the Central Coast, will have their amazing Lego builds on display,” she said.

“Rainbow Bricks LUG is a registered LEGO User Group [LUG] with The LEGO Group whose exhibitors are all volunteers giving up their time to create their displays and put on these event.”

Rainbow Bricks member Kevin explained:  “We are not paid by LEGO or LEGO Australia to put on these event.  “We enjoy spreading the love of the brick around and at the same time help charities and schools raise funds for their cause.”

This year’s event has attracted 21 exhibitors, nearly double the number of the 2016 event.

Included in the exhibition will be old favourites like the six table long city layout with working trams and trains.

This year’s version of the city will have new buildings and a rural airport.

New exhibits, such as a large diorama, has been built with just Duplo bricks.

There will be a range of technic sets including the bucket wheel excavator and Porsche along with a 1.6m tall working crane.