Discovery Brick Show 2024

Discovery Brick Show, LEGO fan event in Newcastle upon Tyne UK

15 May 2024

Discovery Brick Show goes from strength to strength each year, with more exhibitors, more ambitious displays, and greater involvement with the visitors.

Showcasing not only the STEM possibilities of the brick (fitting the museum setting), but also the power of imagination and pop culture, the event has a great family-friendly atmosphere.

This year, you could test your coordination with the joystick-controlled Indiana Jones marble maze by Sian and Jonathan Tywnham, whose massive Haunted House also provided a spooky soundtrack for the weekend!

Steve Thomas had an array of mechanical marvels including a Rubik’s Cube solving robot, powered by MindStorms. Other dynamic displays included the gigantic Rapunzel’s Tower constructed by Mike Reynaud, featuring a slide that spiralled down the entire interior to propel a mini doll out at the base, as well as Andrea Wellings’ magnetic dancers in her LEGO Bridgeton ballroom scene.

Huge LEGO Jurassic Park at Discovery Brick Show Newcastle LEGO fan event in 2024

The winner of Best MOC (as voted for by the exhibitors) went to the incredible LEGO Jurassic Park display created by Darren and Mark Hallbury. It’s difficult to convey the sheer scale of their creation, which also featured cameo appearances from the cast of Friends, appropriately enough for Ross.

LEGO Luke Skywalker mosaic - Star Wars LEGO art - by Mark Pryce at Discovery Brick Show 2024

The Discovery show also fell on Star Wars day this year, with Mark Pryce’s gorgeous mosaic, and not one, but two father and son Star Wars displays channeling the Force for the occasion.

The overwhelming positivity and excitement of the visitors made this a brilliant weekend. Let’s not mention how much garlic bread we consumed at the social…

Text by Chris Wellings.

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