Sunday, 15 September 2013

A Visit to Brickshire

The Boy likes Lego. No, actually, he LOVES Lego and I'm not ashamed to admit that I have actively encouraged this love because I, shh tell not a soul, love Lego too.

After bringing up three girls whose interest in Lego stalled when they discovered Ello, which they adored and of which we still possess a terrifying amount, I was absolutely determined that The Boy would discover the passion for the classic brick which I remembered fondly from my own childhood, though that simple brick has grown up slightly more than I have over the past 40-odd years.

So we were hardly going to miss the Brickshire Lego Display at Wakefield Museum this weekend. Though, of course, I didn't let The Boy know that I was as excited as he was because he's already quite capable of exploiting any weakness with extreme cunning and a twist of charm (though some people just say that I spoil him *rolls eyes*) But at no point did I want to promise him The Earth. In Lego. Not when he's already got a mass f*ckton (a technical term) of it already.




It was a small but perfectly formed and free exhibition, open for one-day only and hosted by Brickshire, the recently formed Lego Users Group of Yorkshire for like-minded lovers of the iconic bricks.




There was an entire Lego town complete with superheroes, Christmas and trains. To say we were entranced is an entire understatement, it was a Lego lover's dream come true....







Not only that, there was a Star Wars display. The Boy LOVES Star Wars almost as much as he loves trains.



Also, in honour of  Charles Waterton, famous son of Wakefield and, er, enthusiastic taxidermist, there was a Lego representation of the cayman that lies under glass in the museum's floor


And Lego mini-figures, lots and lots of Lego mini-figures. And everybody loves mini-figures because, well, they're ace.


I found my favourite straight away.


Obvs. Swoon. 

When we left we, of course, went to the nearest toy shop and bought a couple of mini-figures for The Boy. Well, mostly for The Boy. And even though I didn't have to promise him a Lego-built earth, he's most definitely got his eye on his own Death Star. *Sigh*


Brickshire will be at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Overton, West Yorkshire, on February 22nd and 23rd next year with the Yorkshire Brick Show. Entry is free.


Disclaimer: This review is neither solicited or requested, all opinions are either mine own or The Boy's.

5 comments :

  1. Oh wow! I love Lego still too and have no kiddiewinks to blame ;) I could live without Star Wars Lego but some of those buildings and things are amazing!
    What a great day out :)

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  2. My boy would absolutely LOVE this. He's a huge lego fan (and shhh, so am I!). Wish we lived nearer :(

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  3. Thank you for the lovely write up. I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. Hopefully the museum will have us back again in the future!

    All the best

    Richard

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  4. Thank you for the lovely write up. I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. Hopefully the museum will have us back again in the future!

    All the best

    Richard

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