Lego fans aiding charity

Lego city . . . Jacqui Hay and Aleksander Hay (11) with their display for the Dunedin Brick Show this weekend. PHOTO: ELLA STOKES

Do you love Lego?

If so, perhaps you should head to the Dunedin Brick Show this weekend.

Lego Users Group Otago has teamed with Next Rotary Generation to bring a brick show to Dunedin.

Not only is the event an opportunity for people to share their love for Lego, but also it aims to raise more than $10,000 for the charity group Chatbus, a counselling service for children aged under 14.

Event organiser Jacqui Hay said Lego was one of the most popular toys in the world and the event was not only for people who had entered to display their talents but also for them to be involved in fun and games.

Aleksander Hay, who is mad on Lego, said he was very excited about the show.

Chatbus’s Averil Pierce said the charity was not funded by government and relied significantly on fundraising to keep the wheels turning.

Mrs Pierce said Chatbus was extremely grateful because there was such a large need for its services, so fundraising such as this could help it to expand.

The show will be held at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm. Chatbus will also be at the event for anyone who wants to learn more about what it does.