Briktober a treat for Lego lovers
MORE than 10,000 people are expected to get involved in Briktober next month, when the community is invited to spend the day playing with Lego to help charity.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Ascot, in conjunction with students at Curtin University, Briktober is Perth’s biggest annual Lego show.
Over the two-day event, participants can immerse themselves in 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-build- ing competitions, attempts to build Lego in Ziplock bags without opening them and more.
The funds raised from the day will support the Rotary Foundation, which works on 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 has worked to develop the supply of fresh drinking water to East Timor communities.
Organisers are hoping the event will raise more than $50,000.
The charity event will be on October 10 and 11, 9am to 5pm, at the Cannington Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds.
More than 10,000 people are expected at Briktober this year.