Release your inner child at Brickalaide

Words and images by Fatema Sitabkhan

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Calling all Lego fans, and those of you who are about to embark on a glorious new quest! Did you take advantage of Adelaide’s biggest Lego event that was on over the Easter long weekend?

Brickalaide is an annual event that’s held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Open from Easter Friday at 8.30am to 4.30pm Saturday, Brickalaide showcased a number of Lego-based creations and exhibits that made both kids and adults alike squeal with joy! My inner child was super excited at the prospect of being able to play with an unbelievable amount of Lego as well as being able to visit stalls selling limited edition Lego sets. All the pieces and sets that aren’t normally available or are incredibly rare to find can be found at this Lego heaven!

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Upon arrival on Friday morning, I was pleasantly surprised at how many Lego enthusiasts shared my passion for what has been one of the staple toys of my childhood. The event presented incredible set replications from several franchises including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Attendees of varying ages were thoroughly excited at the multiple exhibits that had been set up across the Convention Centre space.

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There was also “Build Your Own Lego Figurines” stations where you could build and customizable characters of your own. We were lucky enough to find the parts to make the characters we wanted, as most pieces were available in limited stock – you needed to be quick at making your characters if you really want to!

Of course, dating a lumberjack (and having a tattoo of a Lego lumberman) meant that I had to track down a Lego lumberjack, and oh was I lucky to have found him! Spending the long weekend at a Lego paradise like Brickalaide is a great alternate way to share Easter with family and friends.

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Tickets to the event were very decent at only $11 when paid online or $13 at the door. This includes entry into Brickalaide and Lego fun for an hour, so it’s definitely value for money and a great way to unleash your inner child’s love for Lego! Also, you didn’t hear it from me, but you can always stay for longer than an hour if you haven’t had a chance to check out the event to the fullest! As Deadpool would say, “maximum effort” is needed for taking a full advantage of this fun event! The event open to all ages, so why not gather a group of friends and family next year and head on down to the biggest Lego convention in South Australia!

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