Camden set to host Lego spectacular

Event organiser Graham Draper and his son Matthew, six, invite Lego enthusiasts to the upcoming Camden Brick Spectacular. Picture: Chris Lane
Event organiser Graham Draper and his son Matthew, six, invite Lego enthusiasts to the upcoming Camden Brick Spectacular. Picture: Chris Lane

"Lego rings a bell with everyone. People of all ages have fond memories."

That's the message from Lego enthusiast Graham Draper, who is the chief organiser of the inaugural Camden Brick Spectacular.

Hundreds of thousands of Lego pieces will be joined together to create an array of constructions at the Camden AH&I Hall next month

There will be plenty of interesting creations on display, from Star Wars-inspired designs through to replicas of a city.

Savannah, Carla and Max D'Amato were excited by Lego at the Illawarra Brick Spectacular. Picture: Robert Peet

Savannah, Carla and Max D'Amato were excited by Lego at the Illawarra Brick Spectacular. Picture: Robert Peet

Mr Draper said he was proud to bring the event to Camden for the first time.

"I was driving through Camden one day and thought 'this is a huge area'," he said.

"We identified Camden as an untapped area because of its population growth.

"We've held two brick spectaculars in the Illawarra and have received great feedback about it."

Mr Draper said Lego provided fun for people of all ages, but especially children.

"My six-year-old son is a massive Lego fan, he loves to build and create anything with Lego," he said.

"We will have more than 70 tables set up at the Camden event with custom-built Lego models, but we will also have a large play table for kids.

Elizabeth and Archie Lammers check out a Lego construction at the annual Illawarra Brick Spectacular. Picture: Robert Peet

Elizabeth and Archie Lammers check out a Lego construction at the annual Illawarra Brick Spectacular. Picture: Robert Peet

"Kids love to create a whole story line with their creations and it helps with their imaginative skills.

"It's a lot of fun and it's great to see kids off the screens."

Mr Draper said there would be incredible number of Lego pieces on display at the spectacular.

"I have made one model alone which has 85,000 pieces and took me 10 months to create," he said.

The Camden Brick Spectacular will be held at Camden AH&I Hall on May 4 and 5, starting at 10am each day.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children while kids under three enter free.

Max Henry, Siair Paillas, Flynn Courtney and Jude Armstrong sift through some Lego pieces. Pictre: Sylvia Liber

Max Henry, Siair Paillas, Flynn Courtney and Jude Armstrong sift through some Lego pieces. Pictre: Sylvia Liber