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Time to Lego of your worries and have fun as fan event hits Belfast

By Christine Carrigan

Northern Ireland's first ever Lego fan event has arrived in Belfast bringing three million toy bricks and thousands of fans through the doors of the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

And the event is not just for kids, with adult Lego fans amongst the scores who have snapped up tickets for the event, which is run by the BrickLive Group.

Features at the Belfast show include Creation Nation, where fans can build their own house and help create the UK's largest Lego map; the Graffiti Wall, for visitors to write messages and create pictures; a Fan Zone, with local adult fans of Lego builders showcasing their spectacular Lego creations; and Brick Lane, where you can buy vintage and rare sets, accessories and parts.

There are also 'brick pits' of Duplo and large soft bricks to keep younger visitors entertained.

Among those enjoying the event yesterday morning were Emily Latimer from Omagh, her daughter Ruby (5) and sons Jack (15) and Theo (12).

"The kids are big Lego fans and it was a great opportunity to get them out and away from their screens and to do something with really creative, despite the unpredictable weather that we are having at the minute," she said. "The boys are more into the big creative masterpieces, like the Tomb Raider model and the big spaceships. It's good that it caters for children of all ages."

However, the event proved just as fun for adults as it did for the kids. The Egan family from Dublin were busy testing out the race track with their own newly-built vehicles. Dad Martin joked: "They are all here with me today, supporting me, I'm like a big child.

"We travelled up especially for this. I have been to one in London before and it was great."

The Lego Fan event runs until Sunday

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