How to transport a 30,000 brick Lego sculpture
MORE than one million Lego bricks, and years of hard work, are headed to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention centre this weekend for the inaugural Gladstone Brick Event.
Elaborate displays by more than 20 artists will be showcased, ranging from space and Star Wars to wild west and a mining quarry and even a city with working trains.
Event organiser Ken Wilson said some of the displays took years of constant work to build.
"It depends on the availability of bricks,” Mr Wilson said.
"Somebody has built a castle and used a lot of different shapes of one colour that they had to collect over a period of time.
"All (displays) are individually owned by the exhibitors, depending on their ability to fund bricks and acquire bricks, they're limitless to what they can do.”
He said transporting the displays to different shows was "a work of art” itself.
"Some transport their displays in big boxes, some break it down into smaller boxes,” he said.
"However, if something does break, it is re-buildable.”
Patrons will also have the opportunity to test their own Lego skills in a play area at the event.
"It's not only for kids, mums and dads can join in,” Mr Wilson said.
Retailers will also be selling Lego sets as well as loose bricks and mini figures which could include rare parts.
Gladstone Brick Event
When: July 6-7, 9am-4pm
Where: Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre
Cost: Adults $14.50, Children $9.50, Under 3 free. Tickets online (brickevents.iwannaticket.
com.au/) or at the door.