Ultimate building challenge comes to Birmingham

Lego convention set to hit NEC.

The UK’s largest Lego convention is returning to the NEC Birmingham next month, welcoming a host of new and improved features that will encourage children (and adults!) to create, play and discover. Before the convention arrives on 1st November, BRICKLIVE has set two challenges to find the future builders of tomorrow.

BRICKLIVE wants everyone to get involved in the art of Lego, asking children to create their own masterpiece for the chance to have their design put on display at the four-day show. Anyone can take part in the #BRICKLIVEChallenge, with no rules to what you submit as an entry, by entering via BRICKLIVE’s Facebook and Twitter pages and using the hashtag. Entries close on 26th October and one lucky winner will be chosen to have their creation on display at the NEC for the duration of the event, as well as be invited along with their family to the show.

BRICKLIVE has also launched the #BRICKLIVEBrum group challenge, which invites schools and youth clubs to join together for a group build. Participants can choose their favourite things about the city, whether that’s landmarks, transport methods, community spaces or a design that reminds them of the city that they live in. Lego lovers can enter this challenge via social media, using the #BRICKLIVEBrum hashtag, to be in with a chance of their school or group attending the show and having their master build on display.

BRICKLIVE is all about bringing the Lego fan community together, encouraging people of all ages to have fun and take part, whilst discovering different zones in the exhibition space. Brand new for 2018 is Mythical Beasts, a powerful presence that is sure to drive brick fans wild when 50 models and interactive experiences bring the fascinating world of creatures from mythology to life using Lego bricks.

Returning to the show this year is the Warrior Bots Zone, where custom-built battle zones will provide the backdrop for adrenalin-filled wars; as well as a new and improved Star Wars Zone, where you can choose the Alliance or join the Empire and create new spaceships to be used in the galactic war, and explore a huge selection of official Star Wars sets on display, spanning over ffiteen years’ worth of official Lego releases.

Other features include the Lego theme City, the ever-popular Minecraft Zone, Race Ramps, Stage Shows, a Dance Party, Fairy Bricks, Gaming areas, and the Duplo Build Zone. As well as the BRICK Pits, Build Map, BRICK Lane, and dedicated areas for Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL).

Tickets for BRICKLIVE 2018 are on sale now, priced at £20 plus fees for General Admission day tickets, which permit entry from 10.30am, or £27.45 plus fees for Priority Admission that gets you into the show thirty minutes earlier. There are also VIP tickets priced at £35 plus fees, which includes 9.30am show entry, a lanyard, event guide and goody bag. Family tickets are also available.

To buy tickets and for information about the event, visit www.bricklive.co.uk. To enter the junior builder challenge competition, please visit here.