Christ Church Cathedral rebuilt in Lego
Up to 200 Lego creations on show this weekendASHLEIGH STEWART
Christ Church Cathedral has been rebuilt in Lego form as part of the first Lego Annual Brick Show this weekend.
Sponsored by Canterbury University, the show will see Lego enthusiasts from all over the country display their creations in Christchurch.
The theme is ''rebuild'' to support the earthquake recovery effort and to give exhibitors the chance to display their visions for the city.
Part of the show's proceeds will go to the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust.
Christoph Bartneck, senior lecturer and director of postgraduate studies at the university's Human Interface Technology Laboratory, said the show was a chance to ''show the world what we've got''.
''Lego shows are not uncommon in the world; it just doesn't happen that often in New Zealand,'' he said.
There will be between 100 and 200 Lego models on display from 18 exhibitors. Science Alive! will hold workshops, there will be a robotic challenge and an earthquake simulation where exhibitors can test how long their creations will withstand a major quake.
There will also be at least one pre-earthquake Christ Church Cathedral model on display.
The show will be held at the university's Jack Mann Auditorium tomorrow, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
Ticket prices are $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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