Camden Brick Show delights Lego lovers

Thousands of happy Lego Lovers flocked to Camden on the weekend for the second annual Camden Brick Show.

The show included more than 60 tables of custom-built Lego displays and activities, including a livemosaic build and Lego play tables for the young (and the young at heart).

Event organiser Graham Draper said more than 4000 people visited the show this year.

"It was very popular and well-received. We sold out completely on the Sunday," he said.

"I think Lego appeals to every generation.

"Kids love Lego and I think there is a lot of nostalgia for older people.

"Honestly the people of Camden are so welcoming and kind, we had nothing but positive feedback."

All profits from the show will go to the Kids of Macarthur Foundation.

Mr Draper said the show was a great way to give back.

"We still have some things to work out but I am confident we'll be able to donate more than $30,000 to Kids of Macathur.

"Two years ago we held the show at Camden's AH&I stall, and there was no charity attached but this year we decided that we wanted to do more.

"Over the past four years we have directly donated in excess of $130,000 in cash and Lego sets worth approximately $70,000 to various charities."

This year's most popular display was a Lego replica of the Hogwarts castle from Harry Potter - made up of more than 50,000 pieces.

"Everyone loves Harry Potter," Mr Draper said.

"But the playing tables were super popular as well.

"The kids love being able to create their own things."

Mr Draper said the event would definitely return in 2022.

"We love Lego, we love building Lego and we love putting Lego into the hands of children," he said.

"Events like this allow us to donate more Lego to children in need and give back to the local community.

"We love Camden too - so we'll be back next year for sure."

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the event allowed Lego fans to view a range of impressive displays while raising money for a good cause.

"Building with Lego blocks has been very popular for generations and the new series on television has increased interest," Cr Fedeli said.

"Importantly, profits raised will be donated to Kids for Macarthur which is a fantastic gesture from the travelling promoter."

The Camden Annual Brick Show was held at the Camden Civic Centre.

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