After only two years Mowbray Bricks has become something of a must for Brickshire builders. Luckily the people who live and work around Bedale and North Yorkshire clearly feel the same because over 1800 turned out to support us and our fundraising efforts meaning an impressive total of £5000 was raised for Mowbray School. A steady stream of visitors meant we were busy from the moment the doors opened on Saturday and Sunday was even busier with dads and children enjoying a Father’s Day treat together. As one of our members said ‘We’re in the middle of nowhere, where have all these people come from?’ I didn’t know but the smiling faces demonstrated that a good time was had by all.
This year’s event saw 0ver 30 AFOLs displaying models that ranged from a Star Wars diorama, intricate and detailed renditions of vehicles to a realistic village square and fantastical elves universe. As usual the city layout, featuring an impressive monorail and five-wide train track was a big draw with children and adults. The speed build was enthusiastically attempted by old and young alike with some individuals coming back to try and improve their time more than once. A couple of LEGO’s most recent Ideas model, the maze, (including a track especially designed for very young children) were available to play and the building table was never empty. The final part of the ‘something to see, something to do, something to buy’ LEGO show triptych was completed with the sale of a range of LEGO merchandise, sets, loose parts and mini figures.
The organisers would like to thank all who visited and look forwards to seeing you again next year. Plans are already afoot!