Our Story

The Christchurch Brick Show (CBS) is a non-profit event run by a charitable organisation.
 
Launched in 2012 as an initiative to bring a positive and fun attraction to Christchurch after the earthquakes. This event was used as a means to raise funds for children affected by the earthquakes by donating to the Earthquake Children’s Trust. The Earthquake Children's Trust was the recipients of our charitable donations for the first 2 years. In 2014 we supported Autism NZ in the development of their LEGO® club for those affected by Autism and started up The Imagination Station. The Imagination Station is a not-for-profit play and education centre with free entry and a whole lot of LEGO®! Currently we are helping to grow communities outside of Christchurch and develop educational opportunities through our charitable trust.
 
CBS is designed to bring fun and encouragement through LEGO® to everyone in the wider Canterbury community. We encourage families to come together to provide displays and activities that are suitable for all ages. To ensure those with disabilities can enjoy the show, a morning session was introduced, allowing access to the show without the pressure of crowds. Our event strives to keep entry costs low to ensure accessibility for everyone.
 
Our displays help inspire creativity in both the viewers and other Adult Fans of LEGO® (AFOLs). Bringing people from around the country together to engage and learn from one another. Furthermore we provide a wide variety of interactive opportunities for visitors, such as robotics with Science Alive, remote controlled creations, and general LEGO® play, providing opportunities for people who may not have much LEGO® at home. Exhibitors are also provided with opportunities for developing their skills through social dinners, workshops, small competitions throughout the weekend and special guests from around the world.
 
Following on from the success of the CBS communities have begun to form across the country. Now there are four LEGO® user groups (LUGs) in New Zealand and shows in numerous cities including; Wellington, Invercargill, Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland, Hamilton and Palmerston North.
 
LEGO® is a well-known worldwide toy recognized by the majority of the population. This great toy breaks down many barriers and engages people of all ages, race and gender.

2017
Committee Members:

General Manager – Bex
Secretary – Cathy
Finance – Bruce
Local Arrangements – Harry and Joe
AFOL Night – Mike
Marketing – Angie and M
Stall Holder Negotiations – Bruce
MC – Jimmy
Show Set Coordinator - TBA Seminar Coordinator - TBA other Committee Members - Sarah, Micheal, Treena, Chris