FAMILY SPECTACULAR BRICKLIVE OPENS AT EXHIBITION LIVERPOOL, 25th to 27th OCTOBER 2019.
The weather may be taking a turn for the worse this weekend but that doesn’t mean that families still can’t enjoy a fantastic trip out. BRICKLIVE, the UK’s largest interactive brick-filled exhibition, opened its doors at Exhibition Centre Liverpool today. This three day event is perfect for LEGO® enthusiasts both young and old, providing the perfect way to kick start the October half term holiday.
The event is perfect for teaching kids all about different cultures as you will see a range of iconic landmarks
The event gives families access more than 2 million bricks, exclusive digital content and life-sized professionally built statues. The event is bursting with awe-inspiring models from British history, the world’s most iconic buildings and epic fantasy creations. Visitors can enjoy detailed models such as an 8m long Flying Scotsman, a fire breathing dragon and even a scale replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza. With so many bricks of all shapes and sizes, and so much to inspire youngsters (and their grown ups), the kids can tuck in, use their imaginations and create some incredible masterpieces of their very own.
The exhibit really has gone all out to provide the wow factor. Image credit David Munn, Exhibition Centre Liverpool
If all of this wasn’t enough, there’s a range of interactive features to keep the whole family entertained for hours which includes a galactic adventure zone, featuring Star Wars themed bricks to build your own spacecraft. Furthermore, there are Minecraft gaming tables, racing ramps, selfie stations and giant brick pits each containing over 250,000 LEGO® bricks.
Clued in with kids were lucky enough to be able to send a representative to the press event on the 25th October to fully explore what the event has to offer. Therefore, we sent Sarah and her family from Splat Messy Play Cheshire West and Wirral. Here is her review.
Race enthusiasts will love this activity. Image credit Exhibition Centre Liverpool
“Today I had the pleasure of being invited to check out the BrickLive exhibition with my 9 year old daughter and my husband. When we arrived we received a lovely warm welcome. All the staff are so friendly. We all gathered together for the big reveal. As the shutters went up we were greeted by a great big LEGO® dragon which breathed LEGO® fire and smoke. My daughters first reaction was Wow! As we went in there were lots of various stations and areas, all at different heights which was great for wheelchair accessibility. The layout was great and accessible for all.
Smiling faces all around. Image credit Exhibition Centre Liverpool
My daughters favourite area was the race car building station where you then got the chance to race your creations. As you can imagine my daughter was quite competitive against her daddy. The LEGO® statues and iconic building was one of our highlights. My daughter loved reading about how long it took to build and how many bricks were needed. The selfie stations were really interactive too and the children could dress up like a pharaoh or race in the car. I enjoyed the creative aspects just as much as my daughter and we even managed to incorporate her school project Greece when she decided to build a Greek building to go on the giant floor map. As well as LEGO® there is also gaming areas with Star Wars, Minecraft and much more. My daughter discovered Sonic the hedgehog and enjoyed playing the musical computer games too. There are stalls where you can purchase LEGO® and even create your own LEGO® character and get your name scribed on it.
There are some fantastic photo opportunities as the kids (or adults) can dress up.
If you are taking children of different ages, there was a duplo brick pit where your little ones can explore and begin to build their own little creations. Also some of the computer games are based around musical instruments for example maracas and drums making them suitable for toddlers to enjoy. The children loved banging away on those and the game would show you when to shake. There is also a duplo station where you could purchase your own LEGO® set for your toddlers. I would recommend that the duplo pit would be for children 2 /3 years upwards, giving them something to do whilst the older ones made use of the other facilities.
This event is definitely a worth a visit, there is something for everyone. We all enjoyed it and my daughter can’t wait for it to come back again next year!”
Meal deals are also available so your little builders can refuel. For example, you can purchase chicken nuggets and chips plus a juice carton for £5. For the adults there is a selection of paninis, chips and a hot drink. BRICK brownies are also available for an added treat.
Making links to the upcoming school project – a great opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom.
If you fancy visiting BRICKLIVE for yourselves so that you can enjoy the largest collection of bricks and models that has ever to come to Liverpool, you can book onto one of the morning or afternoon sessions on Saturday the 26th October and Sunday 27th October. Sessions run for 3.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for the kids creative juices to flow. Tickets are available to purchase in advance for £10 per person (£9pp if you purchase a family ticket), with free admission for children aged 3 years and under. Carers also go free provided they register in advance. Families are advised to prebook but tickets can be purchased on the door.
To book tickets log on to https://www.exhibitioncentreliverpool.com/bricklive. Alternatively, contact the Ticket Quarter Box Office on 0344 809 4620 or visit www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/bricklive
Can’t make this event? Exhibition Centre Liverpool hosts a number of family friendly events throughout the year so it’s worth following them on Facebook. For the majority of their events there is usually the option of a autism friendly/quiet session for those with additional sensory needs.
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Image credit David Munn, Exhibition Centre Liverpool
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Image credit David Munn, Exhibition Centre Liverpool