When you have things like the LEGO Masters show – where people compete with other people in LEGO making contests – now firmly established as a global television phenomenon and countless people queuing down the street when the mega-popular Danish toy brick maker opened its first Irish store on Dublin’s Grafton Street in August, this kind of listing should no longer be filed under quirky and niche and probably has more mainstream appeal than a Rod Stewart show at the 3Arena on a Saturday night in the run-up to Christmas.
Dublin Brick Con is being billed as Ireland’s biggest-ever LEGO show; a claim which is very believable.
The organisers are backing up this billing by spreading the event across 1,600 square metres of venue space, where visitors can view some of the biggest LEGO models (featuring more than 1 million individual LEGO bricks) and meet well-known LEGO masters and enthusiasts.
A LEGO re-enactment of the Easter Rising and a full model of Trim Castle are also, apparently, due to feature.
Workshops and special guests will also feature.
For more details, see: Brick Con Ireland – Ireland’s Largest-Ever LEGO Exhibition
What: Dublin Brick Con
When: Saturday/Sunday, October 15-16
Where: National Basketball Arena, Tymon Lane, Castleton Road, Tallaght
Doors Open: 10 am
Admission Price: €12 upwards