Sheffield Brickfest: Mega models and mechanical marvels as popular family event returned

Sheffield Brickfest returned to the city this weekend in a terrific family friendly event to kick off the half-term holiday.

The event, organised by the Sheffield Lego User Group, or Sheffield LUG, was raising money for the incredible Fairy Bricks charity, who work to bring smiles to the faces of patients in Sheffield Children’s Hospital through Lego. The event was very busy when The Star went to visit on Sunday, October 22, with the venue, High Storrs School, packed with families and Lego fanatics alike to enjoy the creations.

Sheffield LUG Ambassador, Kevin Hyatt, said: “With many first-time exhibitors and all new displays we were confident that our big show would be a success and the smiles on everyone's faces at the close on Sunday confirmed it. The free tickets we gave out to the 20 local primary schools brought the total number of visitors up to almost 2000 people and the feedback was universally positive.

"Both Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and Fairy Bricks charities got their word across to lots of new supporters and we are looking forward to confirming our donation totals sometime next week when the tally is taken and the bills are paid. We look forward to welcoming everyone back next year at the same time.”

Take a look through this collection of images taken at the Brickfest.