Some of the UK’s legends of Lego will be in Hull this weekend to showcase their amazing skills with an array of everything from landscapes, palaces and castles to cars, planes, boats and trains.
Hull Brickfest 2021, which takes place in the Guildhall on Saturday and Sunday, will feature Lego creations of all shapes and sizes with the stunning centrepiece of a full-size model of a Second World War Jeep.
The event will take over two large spaces inside the Guildhall from 11am until 4pm on each day and is presented by Sheffield Lego User Group (Slug). It is being supported by HullBID as part of a programme of activities aimed at attracting families into the city centre, and it will be delivered in accordance with the latest Covid safety guidance.
Advance booking via Eventbrite is advised for Hull Brickfest 2021 which is returning for a sixth year because of popular demand.
SLUG ambassador Kevin Hyatt said: “This is the first time we’ve done a two-day show in Hull. It’s become more and more popular every year so in order to let more people enjoy the event we wanted to expand it to a full weekend.
“There will be lots of all-new custom creations built by our Master Builders, most never seen before by the public as we have all had a lot more time to build during lockdown.
“We are especially excited about being able to show people Simon Blackburn’s life-size Jeep made entirely from Lego bricks. Each year Simon creates something amazing in a large scale and this display was inspired by his D-Day anniversary display two years ago.
“We’ll have several exciting activities such as the ever popular ‘spot the Minifig’ hunt and various other challenges. In the second hall we have a selection of specialist Lego traders selling everything from new and old sets to loose parts and custom Minifigure accessories.
“We approached HullBID to see if they would be able to help us bring more people into the city centre with a fun, family event and we are delighted that they agreed to support us.”
Kathryn Shillito, HullBID executive director, said: “Everybody loves Lego and Brickfest is a brilliant exhibition of the amazing things people can build. I’m particularly looking forward to finding out how many individual pieces it takes to build a full-size Jeep!
“We’re supporting Hull Brickfest 2021 because it’s a fantastic family event which will attract people into the city centre over two days this year, bringing more benefits for our businesses as they continue to welcome back customers.
“It’s just one part of our ongoing programme of events and everything is designed with the focus on safety. We’ll also be welcoming our latest troupe of street entertainers as part of Summer in the City, with gnomes sharing stories about nature and gardening, fun furry friends from Sloth Time and the giant crustacean which is Lobster à la Cart.”