We visited Brick Live at the NEC in Birmingham over half term. To be honest I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but on arrival we were greeted by the most ‘awesome’ sight according to my eldest daughter. I’ve got to admit, it was fab! For a Lego loving family (and let’s face it, who doesn’t love Lego?), it was simply the ‘best day ever’ to again quote my eldest.
There were two halls filled with everything you could possible imagine related to Lego-it really was an incredibly sight. For those who know the NEC, it can sometimes feel a bit intimidating with children trying to get around larger exhibitions, but this was the right size for us. We never heard one moan or complaint the whole time we were there.
The place was packed with Lego activities and the kids (plus their Daddy!) had an absolute ball-honestly it was a toy heaven.
There were such a range of models to enjoy and inspire us too.
My son’s favourite bit was the section where they could build their own Lego car and race it along various ramps. I have to admit I enjoyed this as much as he did-here he is in mid commentary!
And the skills on show from the various models was truly incredible. Simply amazing, we spent ages wandering around admiring the time and effort, not to mention patience that must have gone into each and every one.
We had an absolutely brilliant time and I’m so glad we went along. I have to be honest and say that the price for a family of four may have put me off going initially when I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially as at the NEC you also have to spend an additional £10 to park the car. Having been however, I still think it’s worth going along, although a little pricey. Especially if you take into account that there are inevitable merchandise on sale at the event plus a huge Toys R Us outlet (which we didn’t actually visit because the queue was huge.) All in all however, a lovely way to entertain kids of all ages.
Brick Live is next on in London 11-13 December 2015.
Disclosure: we received entry FOC, however the views and opinions expressed here remain entirely those of our own.