Bricktastic Manchester 2017

Bricktastic Manchester 2017

In recent months, Mr D and Miss E have started to really enjoy Lego – it was prompted by our visit to the Lego exhibition at The Lowry a few months ago. Since then, they’ve both been really engaged with Lego and have had a couple of small kits that they have really enjoyed building.

It’s interesting, to me, to see just how much they have both improved in terms of being able to follow the instructions for the kits as well as fitting the Lego together – only needing help with the smaller pieces.

Bricktastic MAnchester 2017

I spotted that, at the beginning of July, there is a superb exhibition taking place in Manchester – Bricktastic. It looks excellent and promises to be a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing Lego sculptures as well as getting hands on and playing with Lego. I’m also intrigued to learn more about how I can put Lego to use in our general learning at home in the future.

I am really looking forward to it – we haven’t told the children we are going yet. We will keep it as a surprise for them when we get the train into the City on the Saturday morning. I am sure they’ll find it really exciting if their previous reaction to Lego is anything to go by.

The event is presented by a charity called Fairy Bricks. Fairy Bricks donate Lego sets to childrens’ hospices and hospitals across Manchester and The North West – helping to bring a smile to sick children.  I know when I was in hospital with Mr D when he was first born there were children that were sick and didn’t have much to keep them occupied across the day. When the play team came in with Lego and the such you could hear the children brighten up almost instantly. It seems like a really worthwhile charity, and one I am happy to support.

If you are interested in going along to Bricktastic it runs at Manchester Central (formerly the G-Mex) on 1 and 2 July 2017. You can buy tickets here.



  1. garethtorrance
    10th April 2017 / 07:55

    Wow, Bricktastic sounds really good! We could even take my daughter there as a late birthday gift!

    • 10th April 2017 / 14:42

      it looks fab, doesn’t it? we can’t wait to go x

  2. 10th April 2017 / 10:32

    My son is 20 and he still has loads of Lego.He used to make movies with it and he is now doing a visual effects course in uni.

    • 10th April 2017 / 14:40

      that’s brilliant! It’s such a versatile toy isn’t it? x

  3. 10th April 2017 / 13:27

    Do you think it is suitable for adults to go as well? It sounds like fun.

    • 10th April 2017 / 14:40

      I would think so – there’s lots to see from what I can tell and various ‘master builder’s will be there. I’m hoping I get chance to have a wander around on my own whilst my husband is with the children! x

  4. 10th April 2017 / 21:37

    I think this sounds amazing and if I lived closed I would be wanting to take my nieces and nephews along x

  5. 10th April 2017 / 22:38

    Mu kids love Lego, this sounds like a fun event.

  6. 11th April 2017 / 04:52

    Bricktastic sounds like a fantastic idea! I love how creative you can become with Lego!

  7. Lynne Harper
    11th April 2017 / 13:03

    This looks fantastic my boys adore lego and they would love to go to something like this. I hope you all have a fabulous day 🙂 x

  8. 11th April 2017 / 20:49

    Bricktastic sounds like a brilliant day out and what a great cause too!

  9. ChelseaMamma
    12th April 2017 / 15:59

    This looks fab, wonder if it tours as Manchester is a bit of a trek for me

  10. 13th April 2017 / 06:47

    This looks great fun. I do love Manchester but it’s over a 3 hour drive for us 🙁

  11. 13th April 2017 / 22:11

    Sounds great, my son hardly plays with toys now but won’t be parted from his lego.

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