All ages flock to Lego show
'Fantastical, amazing, breathtaking'NICOLE MATHEWSON
Thousands of people have flocked to see the "fantastical" creations on display at Christchurch's first annual lego show this weekend.
The first day of the two-day show saw 18 Lego enthusiasts from across the country display up to 200 "fantastical creations" yesterday.
Christoph Bartneck, senior lecturer and director of postgraduate studies at the University of Canterbury's Human Interface Technology Laboratory, said the first day was "absolutely amazing, breath-taking".
More than 4000 people visited the show yesterday, and he advised those coming today to "get in early" to avoid a long wait.
The event's theme was "rebuild" in support of Christchurch's earthquake recovery effort and to give exhibitors an opportunity to show off their visions for the city.
Other activities included Science Alive! workshops, a robotic challenge and an earthquake simulation where exhibitors could test how long their creations withstood a major quake.
Part of the show's proceeds would go to the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust.
The last day of the show is being held at Canterbury University's Jack Mann Auditorium today from 9am to 5pm. Ticket prices are $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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