This FAQ page should answer the most common questions we receive.
If your question is not answered here, or you would like more information, please contact us.
Our 2019 Event:
Admission and Cost:
- Tickets are now available through Ticketek. Details are available here.
- Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event from the Penrith Panthers Ticketek counter, in the club’s main foyer. This is located in the building next door to the Marquee where the event is held.
- We are not able to offer a discount for Lego Club® / Lego Life® members. The Sydney Brick Show is not associated with LEGO Australia or the LEGO group, it is organised by volunteers, and is a not-for-profit show.
- The Sydney Brick Show 2019 will be returning to Penrith Panthers Pavillion in 2019, on April 6th & 7th.
- The Sydney Brick Show 2019 is open from 9am to 5pm both days (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April).
- Tickets are sold with an entry time to help avoid queues and manage crowds. This relates to the entry time only, once you are inside the show you can stay as long as you like.
- The last entry time available to purchase is 4pm. Doors close at 5pm.
What is The Sydney Brick Show?
The Sydney Brick Show is an annual exhibition of unique and original LEGO® creations, built and displayed by adult Australian LEGO® fans and collectors (AFOLs).
In 2019 we have over 100 exhibitors from Australia and New Zealand showcasing their MOCs (My Own Creations) for visitors to enjoy.
Visitors will see original builds and displays of traditional LEGO® themes that will impress and inspire kids of all ages, Including LEGO® City, Star Wars, Trains, Superheroes, Castle, Technic, Friends and many more.
Plus unique pop-culture, nostalgia, sci-fi and ‘geekery’ builds, and vintage LEGO® displays.
Visitors can interact with the exhibitors, the creators of the displays; ask them questions about their hobby, their collections and the building techniques they use.
The event also includes family-friendly activities: LEGO® and DUPLO® play areas, a unique brick-built graffiti wall and LEGO® remote control cars to race; and a range of exclusive retailers selling LEGO® and related products.
Who presents The Sydney Brick Show?
The Sydney Brick Show is presented by SydBricks Incorporated, a not-for-profit entity. SydBricks Incorporated comprises a group of volunteer Adult Fans of LEGO® who are not employed or affiliated with the LEGO® Company or LEGO® Australia.
First held in 2012, The Sydney Brick Show has raised over $110,000 for 5 charities around Sydney, including NADO, Bear Cottage, Legacy and Mission Australia.
Who benefits from the show?
The Sydney Brick Show is a not-for-profit event.
A portion of profits from the 2019 show will be donated to local charities, including the Nepean Area Disability Support Organisation (NADO). For more information on the work NADO does visit the NADO website.
In 2018 The Sydney Brick Show show raised over $22,000 for NADO.
‘NADO was thrilled to be the recipient of funds raised through the efforts of the Sydney Brick Show in 2018. The donation to NADO of over $22,000 will assist in the refurbishment of our new respite facility due to open in April 2019. The fit out will include bathroom renovations for easier access, a ramp to the front door and new flooring throughout. As an organisation committed to developing services that support people with a disability and their families, donations such as this, make a real difference to the creation of needed services in our community.’ Linda Wilson, NADO
- An AFOL is an Adult Fan of LEGO®. The Sydney Brick Show is presented by AFOLs.
- A MOC is My Own Creation, the displays you will see at The Sydney Brick Show, are MOCs.
Do the exhibitors work for LEGO®?
No, all exhibitors are volunteer AFOLs (Adult fans of LEGO®). They collect and build with LEGO® as a hobby. All exhibitors present their own original builds, created from their LEGO® collections. All of the bricks used by our exhibitors are purchased, not provided by the LEGO® company.
How do you get a job like this?
None of the exhibitors at The Sydney Brick Show are employed or certified by LEGO®. Creating MOCs and exhibiting their creations is not a job, but rather a hobby. Our exhibitors are all volunteer LEGO® fans, who have regular day jobs as Engineers, Office Managers, IT Specialists, Teachers, Designers, Marketers, Carpenters, Accountants and more.
What do the exhibitors get for showing their work?
Exhibitors attend The Sydney Brick Show and present their latest MOCs to show their creative skills. Much like artists hold exhibitions, LEGO® builders like to show their work to the public and engage with other LEGO® fans. Exhibitors are not paid to build for or to attend The Sydney Brick Show.
Where do you get your LEGO® from? Does LEGO® give it to you?
The LEGO® you will see on display has been purchased by exhibitors, from stores and online marketplaces, much like everyone else. Builders seek out sales and specials to get the best value, or purchase from overseas, including parts from LEGO® directly. Unfortunately we are not given bricks to create the MOCs you will see on display.
Why is the show only on for one weekend? It should run for longer.
Presenting an event the size of The Sydney Brick Show is quite a task! Our event is not presented by or sponsored by the LEGO® company. We are a not-for-profit group driven by volunteers, we are unfortunately limited by both time and funds. Our exhibitors and organisers are volunteers, they have families and regular jobs, and a number travel from interstate to take part in the show. We cannot ask our contributors to give up more of their time to run the event for longer.
Retail & Exhibitor Applications
Exhibitor applications open in January, and close 8th February 2019. Applicants will be advised if successful or not by early March.
Retail applications for The Sydney Brick Show 2019 will open soon and close 1st February 2019. Retail applicants will be advised if successful or not by 22nd February.
The Sydney Brick Show Kids Creation Competition
Unfortunately, the Sydney Brick Show Kids Creation Competition will not be returning in 2019.