Nautical theme for Dunedin Brick Show

Excitement building . . . Dunedin Brick Show organiser Jacqui Hay and son Aleksander (12) with a Lego Hogwarts Castle. There will be a chance to win a new Lego castle set at the brick show this weekend. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON

Lego car racing, speed building and exhibitions will be features of the third Dunedin Brick Show.

The show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm, at the More FM Arena.

Show organiser Jacqui Hay said the event would have a nautical theme – in a nod to the Southern Boat, Motorhome and Caravan Show being held next door at the Edgar Centre from tomorrow to Sunday – so there would be a “large display” of ships and a bait shop.

“We thought we would make use of that theme as well.”

There would be something to keep the whole family entertained, including Lego car racing, tile making, colouring and building competitions, Lego and Duplo play pits and a display of Lego exhibits by enthusiasts from around New Zealand, she said.

“Come along and if you think you’re fast at building Lego you could win a prize.”

A highlight from the past two years was watching 5-year-old children compete against their parents in car races, she said.

The main prize in the raffle is a 6020-piece Lego Hogwarts Castle.

The event is run by Lugo – the Lego Users Group Otago – and raises money for charity.

This year’s proceeds will be given to the Dunedin Parents Centre to put towards its birth education classes.

Mrs Hay said the classes were no longer government-funded.

“The money is going to . . . help parents who need assistance.”

Entry is $3 for children (free for children under 2), $5 for adults and $15 for a family (two parents and three children under 14).