Over the weekend, members of the Brickish Association, headed to the National Space Centre in Leicester for the annual Brickish Weekend. A two day celebration of all things brick-based and an epic show of just how creative you can be with LEGO® bricks. As ever the builds on display were amazing feats of build skills from builders across the country. For the first time at the Space Centre, Huw from Brickset was on hand to show off his amazing Great Ball Contraption. Like many of the visitors to the event, I was mesmerized at how the various modulars are combined to create an ongoing conveyer of creativity.
Fairy Bricks were once again present with their famous mosaic, which this year celebrated Classic LEGO Space and their prized filled raffle tombola, offering great little prizes and fun things to do. There were plenty of new things to see as well as a couple of old favourites. One of the highlights for me was Gary Davis’ Lunar Lander, which was one of the first builds you saw when entering the main gallery of the Space Centre. Gary also created the large-scale Saturn V, which was built a couple of weeks ago, but remains on display at the Space Centre right through until Easter.
The creative skills the members of the Brickish Association never fail to impressive and if you didn’t manage to get to the event you can check out some of the great builds in the gallery below. It was genuinely interesting to talk to many of the builders and fellow LEGO fans, sharing our passion for the brick. They also show off their builds a events across the UK, head over to the Brickish Association website for details of future events and after record visitor numbers to the Space Centre this Brickish Weekend, it’s safe to say it will be back again in 2020. Thanks to Jon from Brickish and the National Space Centre for letting us get in for free. See more images over in our Flickr album.