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Our Visit to BrickLive 2017

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November 4, 2017

Back in December 2015 we attended our first BrickLive event at the ExCel in London and it was safe to say that the kids were in LEGO heaven that day.
When I saw that BrickLive was heading to Birmingham NEC and coincided with our visit to see Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure, I decided to arrange a visit to make a full day of it.
Over the summer we were lucky enough to see the Great Brick Safari on location at Marwell Zoo, so it was a treat to see it again at BrickLive. Made with Over 2 million LEGO® bricks, there are 81 stunning sculptures representing 27 different species, created by LEGO building company Bright Bricks. Among them is a 1.5 tonne elephant, a life size Bengal tiger and a family of lions.
Great Brick Safari Giraffe
 
The one part of BRICKLIVE my kids adore is the opportunity to get creative in a pit full of LEGO! There are millions of bricks in the BRICK pits where free building is encouraged and some fantastic creations made by visitors, fans and professional builders!
BrickLive
The orange brick pit was the most popular and the building has spilled out of the pit itself as everyone was keen to make some halloween inspired creations.
BrickLive
They even had Duplo and a soft BRICK pit so even the youngest LEGO fans can get involved, plus a LEGO Friends area complete with brick building and the chance to learn to dance with the LEGO Friends themselves.
BrickLive
In fact, there were building zones EVERYWHERE, with LEGO Ninjago, Star Wars, Minecraft, City, Technic and even Race zones.
BrickLive
They even had a Battle Arena for Robot Wars type fights, only with LEGO creations but all the kids wanted to do was build, and who can blame them.
Brick Live
There were also some gaming stands with some of our favourite LEGO titles and the kids got their first go on the Nintendo Switch, which is now firmly at the top of their Christmas lists.
Brick Live
Whilst we enjoyed BrickLive, there was one thing missing – the huge fan built LEGO models that we had seen at previous events.
Brick Live
There were a few medium sized displays, but missing were the huge Star Wars, Hogwarts and even City creations.
Brick Live
Toys ‘R’ Us were their official retail partner and brought along an awesome LEGO pop up store which saw us investing in some kits for the kids for when we got home.
BrickLive
Sadly we didn’t manage to smuggle LEGO Kylo Wren home for Sebby!
 
 

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  1. Reply

    Abi

    November 4, 2017

    This looks like heaven! Even at 23, I still love Lego and would love to have visited here! Looks like you and the kids had a great day 🙂

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    Gareth Torrance

    November 4, 2017

    I’ve never heard of BrickLive, but OMG that looks amazing! I would end up not wanting to leave!

  3. Reply

    Clare

    November 4, 2017

    This looks like so much fun! Who doesn’t love lego?!

  4. Reply

    hannah Wood

    November 4, 2017

    Oh my gosh this is amazing! my kids would of loved this, the Halloween ones are out of this world.

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    Charli

    November 4, 2017

    This sounds like such a phenomenal event. I’m sorry you couldn’t smuggle Kylo Wren home, he really does need some love!
    C x

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    five little doves

    November 4, 2017

    Oh wow that looks like so much fun! We would love to go somewhere like this, the kids aren’t yet Lego obsessed but love it when the chance arises!

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    Out Of Depth Dad

    November 4, 2017

    Brilliant! I think I’d have loved to Brick Live! It seems the perfect day out for a Lego lover – which is everyone I know!

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    Patrick

    November 4, 2017

    Lions,tigers but no cheetahs? You got robbed in our opinion….
    I bet it was pretty noisy as well between the kids building and the parents fighting over boxes of LEGOS.
    But no cheetahs……wow

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    Fashion and Style Police

    November 5, 2017

    This is definitely a Lego heaven. My kids would love it.

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    Newcastle Family Life

    November 5, 2017

    This looks like fun, my teen would have loved this when she was younger x

  11. Reply

    Mary Abbott

    November 5, 2017

    This looks so much fun! My kids would love it!

  12. Reply

    Amanda

    November 5, 2017

    I took my little one to Bricklive as well, and he absolutely love it as well and can’t wait for the opportunity again:-)

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    kirsty

    November 5, 2017

    I don’t think you can ever been to old for Lego. So many children are incredible talented with what they can build from lego and it does make me a little bit jealous as I am no where near that creative! Brick Live sounds like a fantastic day out!

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    Nazrin

    November 6, 2017

    This is an actual hidden gem for children! I would have gone absolutely mental, I think me and both my sisters would have! We loved lego growing up and we all had our own sets we used to fight over! I hope everyone has an amazing day!
    http://www.nmdiaries.com

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    Laura H

    November 6, 2017

    My childhood was filled with Lego and it looks like I would fit right in with the kids on their day out!

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    Tanya Brannan

    November 6, 2017

    Oh my gosh!! How amazing does this look? I love legos and building blocks so I would be in my element here. Seems like you had a great time too xx

  17. Reply

    Stephanie

    November 6, 2017

    We’ve visited a Lego event like this before and we had so much fun. This looks like a great event too

  18. Reply

    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    November 7, 2017

    Ah Bricklive looks so much fun! Great day out for all the family 🙂

  19. Reply

    Jenifer Moore

    November 7, 2017

    Wow! It looks like the place is heaven for the kids!I would love to go there! Because lego is one of my favorite.

  20. Reply

    Louise

    November 7, 2017

    Do you know my son loves Lego and I didn’t know about so I am going to make sure I go to the next one! Thank you x

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