Lego constructions attract legions of fans

Last updated 05:00 14/07/2014
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Middle Earth, the Taj Mahal and a life-size All Black were among creations at the Christchurch Brick Show at the weekend.

Thousands of fans, young and old, streamed through the doors of the Christchurch Airforce Museum during the weekend to see the showcase of Lego enthusiasts' work.

Craig Faass and his family had created a 30,000-piece replica of a Hercules aircraft.

"It's great. It's something we can all do together," he said.

Organiser Centuri Chan said he had only come back to enjoying Lego about six years ago. He went to his parents' home and dug out all the pieces he played with as a child.

Now he chairs the Christchurch Lego fan group that runs the event, which is in its third year.

"Last year we got about 17,000 fans and this year we expect more than that."

About 50 such fans' work was on display - including dioramas of concerts and pirate coves all entirely made up from Lego pieces.

"It's always interesting to see what people come up with," Chan said.

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