September the 14th came and went in a flash as Brickshire put on their first solo LEGO display at Wakefield One, the home of Wakefield Museum and Libraries. The event also got us some media attention with the Wakefield Express publishing articles on the 13th and 20th September (pictures available at JP Gallery Photography).
We had a fantastic turnout with an estimated 900+ visitors based on hourly head counts by the museum, which we were told was a record number for them, and resulted in the Library gaining lots of additional members, which we are particularly proud of.
We had a huge city layout which was made up of MOCs and sets from a number of members, and included a large train loop. We also had some very rare, and very large UCS Star Wars models, and our Charles Waterton tribute models. We also had a few small contributions from a non-member and young builder, who stayed with us all day to man the displays. Pictures from the event can be found in our gallery.
Throughout the course of the day, a couple of small competitions were being run; we had a building competition where children could enter models they had built using the basic bricks we provided for general play.
We also ran a Spot the Minifigure competition, which involved collecting the letters held by various Superheroes and solving a nine letter anagram in true Countdown fashion.
We had lots of entries to the build competition, and our judges, the glamorous Nicola, and our very own Simon Cowell, Chris, had fun looking through all the entries. Our winners for the build competition were:
- Sam Wilkinson – Taj Mahal, and;
- Maxx Lancaster – Brickshire (no bias, we promise!).
We also had a great take up on the Spot the Minifigure competition. For anyone who took part, the answer was of course LEGO BRICK. The winners of the Spot the Minifigure competition prize draws were:
- Mick Stakes – Age 18+ Draw
- George Allen – Age 13-17 Draw
- Kian Godbold – Age 8-12 Draw
- Ethan Godbold – Age 4-7 Draw
Thanks to everyone who visited, and a special thank you to the builders and museum staff without whom this event wouldn’t have been the success that it was.