A couple of weeks into the school holidays and running out of things to do? Well, there is an amazing event taking place in Hull, East Yorkshire that will have your little ones in awe.
Some of the UK’s Master Lego builders will be showcasing all the wonderful builds from huge castles and palaces, to cars, places and more. There is even a full-sized Second World War Jeep.
The Hull Brickfest 2022 is in its seventh year and has built up quite an interest. It’s taking place in the city centre at Guildhall this weekend (13th – 14th August) and will feature some amazing Lego creations built by experts.
Presented to you by Sheffield Lego User Group (SLUG) and supported by HullBID, who have been busy creating crazy builds over lockdown, it’s sure to be special.
Organiser Kevin Hyatt told Hull Live what visitors could expect from Hull Brickfest 2022: “There’ll be six specialist traders there and around forty tables or displays, all staffed by the builders themselves who are happy to talk to visitors about how they’ve built their creations.
“We have a GBC, a Great Ball Contraption, consisting of various modules transporting Lego balls around the layout. There are two separate Lego train layouts, including one old 12v system as part of a classic town layout.
“We also have the country’s largest LEGO fairground full of moving, flashing rides built by Hull residents Mark and Judi Kraska.” Last year, the festival raised £300 for Not Just Pets Rescue and over £2,000 for Fairy Bricks.
“A few of our members are from Hull and they said what great work Dove House Hospice do so we chose them as this year’s local charity,” added Kevin Hyatt of the charities chosen this year.
“We will be giving them some money from takings and they are going to be at the event with donation buckets for people’s spare change over the weekend. We always raise money for Fairy Bricks charity as they are dear to our heart.”
Kathryn Shillito, HullBID executive director, said: “Everybody loves Lego and Brickfest is a brilliant exhibition of the amazing things people can build. I’m particularly looking forward to finding out how many individual pieces it takes to build a full-size Jeep!
“We’re supporting Hull Brickfest 2021 because it’s a fantastic family event which will attract people into the city centre over two days this year, bringing more benefits for our businesses as they continue to welcome back customers.
The event will take place from 11am – 4pm and is ticket prices vary from £3 to £10 and it is not possible to pay entry on the day with cash, which includes entry into a prize draw with a chance of winning a bundle of Lego worth £500. Children under 4 get in free You can get tickets here.