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Black Country Brick Show raises thousands for children's hospital - in pictures

By Dayna Farrington | Attractions | Published:

A Lego-themed event in the Black Country helped to raise thousands of pounds for a children's hospital.

The Black Country Brick Show 2018 saw master Lego builders travelling from all parts of the UK for the event at Brierley Civic Hall.

The show included stalls, games and activities and it raised £2,500 for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

There were around 25 displays from a working rollercoaster, to a Lego city, as well as Batman and Toy Story themes.

Event organiser, Paul Clark, said: "We had around 800 people through the door during the day which was great as it was the first event we have held.

"We chose to raise funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital because it is local, it is a cause close to everyone's hearts – I have friends who have used that hospital – and also it was a children's show so where better for the money to go.

"We had displays from all across the UK, people travelled from Portsmouth to Wakefield to the Black Country to exhibit at the show. We had people selling Lego and Star Wars cosplayers. Children were racing lego cars down a ramp and there was also a Robot Wars type activity with Lego.

"We are hoping to return with the event again next year."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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