A trip to BRICK 2015 is an exciting prospect for a 8-year-old who is mad about Lego. H was keen to see the latest developments in Lego be that in terms of the bricks and the sets or the excitement of the games. There’s quite a range of things to see from the history of Lego to the latest in video games. H was fascinated by the older Lego sets on sale, even if his pocket-money savings didn’t stretch to purchasing Hogwarts Castle.
We were lucky enough to get in a big early and beat the crowds. You can do this by purchasing a VIP pass (and there’s an exciting looking goody bag too). Once the doors had opened for all ticket holders, it got pretty busy on certain stands. We took advantage of being there early to try out the new Lego games as that was something H was particularly interested in.
H enjoyed trying out Lego Dimensions. He quickly got to grips with the game despite it being on Play Station rather than the Xbox or the Wii that he’s more familiar with. It uses a portal to place figures and vehicles on and H is well used to this from playing Skylanders. That said, there are definitely some different features to Lego Dimensions and I love the fact that it involves some building.
With H being Harry Potter mad at the moment he was glad to see Hagrid built out of Lego and there were some stunning models to see both on a large-scale and more intricate models of vehicles and the like.
H enjoyed getting the chance to do some Lego building. There were several brick pits filled with loads of Lego all of the same colour. H really enjoyed making his creations all the same colour as at home this is something that is quite difficult to do, even with the enormous quantity of Lego that we own.
There was even a Pumpkin Patch section for Halloween filled with orange bricks which were proving a real hit. You could also use the Lego walls, make a Lego mosaic and build cars to race on special ramps (these were similar, but better than the ones at Legoland Discovery Centre according to my little expert).
I would recommend getting there early because there were long queues to various stands especially the Game Direct stand and, amazingly to me, at the Toys R Us store. I’ve never had to queue to just get into the shop before. The shop did look pretty comprehensive though, so it might well have been a good place to stock up and it was certainly doing a roaring trade.