Video: Lego fans gather for Brick 2014
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Thousands of Lego fans converged on the ExCeL to celebrate all things small, square and plastic at the weekend.
From Thursday to Sunday, there was no escaping the popular toy – and with one million bricks for fans to play with, it was a challenge for some parents to drag their children away.
It wasn’t just about the young fans, though, as well-known places and faces were recreated with the bricks and displayed for all to see.
There was the opportunity to experiment with Lego technology and help create a huge mosaic – made from bricks, naturally.
Children from schools across the borough were among those enjoying a fun day out, thanks to the donation of free tickets.
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Petra Collins, assistant headteacher at Manor Primary School, said she and her pupils “had a fantastic day” at the exhibition.
A group of 24 Year 6 children from Selwyn Primary School also went along on Thursday to join in the fun.
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“They really enjoyed it,” said teacher Colin Cooper.
“There were lots of different activities, not just building bricks.
“Some of the children were able to race against virtual Lego characters, and there was a Lego PS4 game they could play on as well.”
The trip was organised by Newham Council, who sent pupils from 17 schools across the borough to spend time with the small plastic bricks.
A spokeswoman said that the free tickets were given to them as part of their partnership with former Olympic Games venues.
The ExCeL hosted a variety of sports across five halls in 2012, including boxing, fencing and table tennis.