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Lego lovers rejoice, Brickfest coming to Bega Valley with impressive collection

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.
2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

Do you love your Lego? Brickfest is back in town for the first time since 2019.

Head to Club Sapphire to see a range of different Lego constructions put together by a group of enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group.

The Rotary Club of Pambula will be hosting the two day event at Club Sapphire, January 12-13 from 11am to 4pm.

"We have 16 exhibitors attending with displays that will certainly impress our visitors," Pambula Rotary board member Lynne Koerbin said.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

Ms Koerbin said there will also be a space at the exhibition where kids can get creative and build their own Lego constructions.

"The displays are so intricate and detailed, that you can spend a lot of time just looking and everybody will see a different detail in each of the displays," Ms Koerbin said.

Tickets will be sold at the door, it will be $5 for entry and children under three years old are free.

Visiting families can get a $20 package which encompasses 2 adults, 3 children.

Ms Koerbin said they chose to keep the entry cost affordable so that they could make the event more accessible.

"We want to fundraise for the community, but we don't want it to disadvantage families, especially in very tough times, so we've kept the price low," she said.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

Ms Koerbin said the funds raised will be put towards supporting local youth projects in 2022.

"We use the event as a community fundraiser, to put money back into our community projects," Ms Koerbin said.

Ms Koerbin said the last time Brickfest was run, in 2019, they welcomed 1800 people through the exhibition, supported by around 30 volunteers.

Since then their last two events had been cancelled - the 2020 event due to the Black Summer bushfires, and 2021 due to COVID-19.

"But we're back for 2022 and looking forward to a fantastic event that's fun for all ages," Ms Koerbin said.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

2022 Brickfest exhibitors will be Lego enthusiasts from the Wollongong Lego Users Group. Photo supplied.

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