Fun for lovers of Lego: Briktober at Cannington Showgrounds

Briktober display 2014.
Briktober display 2014.

MORE than 10,000 people are expected to get involved in Briktober next month, where the community is invited to spend the day playing with Lego in the name of charity.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Ascot in conjunction with students from Curtin University, Briktober is Perth’s biggest annual Lego show.

Over the two-day event, punters will be amidst a Lego world with train and truck driving, Lego costumed characters, animated Lego films and mini Lego merchandise and structures on display.

Briktober has also set out to challenge the skills of Lego lovers with speed-building competitions, attempts to build Lego in Ziplock bags without opening them and more.

The funds raised from the day support The Rotary Foundation which works for humanitarian, educational and cultural projects, with the world eradication of polio being a major focus.

In the past five years, The Rotary Club of Ascot had developed the supply of fresh drinking water to East Timor Leste communities.

Organisers are hoping the event this year will raise more than $50,000 for the cause.

The charity event will be on October 10-11 from 9am-5pm at the Cannington Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds.