Festive fun with the brick
Christmas came early for fans of the brick when a BRICKLIVE Christmas opened its doors at the Saatchi gallery.
After weeks of growing anticipation the doors finally opened to the latest BRICKLIVE event at the Saatchi Gallery in London. This time the trademark, interactive adventure of BRICKLIVE was to take on a festive twist as they launched their Christmas show that ran throughout the festive period into early January, allowing more fans the opportunity to squeeze in a visit for some brick fun.
The show was located on the top floor of the Saatchi, spanning across the four galleries. This took on a slightly different twist to previous events, not only due to its longevity but through its more intimate style and layout.
As fans entered the first session on Saturday morning, they were greeted with seasonal decorations, a full size brick-built Santa and a warm welcome from the Star Wars cosplay group ‘Reaper Squadron’. The atmosphere was set as fans turned left into the impressive galactic room, packed full of Star Wars goodness. The walls were lined with the artwork of Vesa Liethmink and some giant LEGO mosaics depicting some classic imagery from the Star Wars universe. Sat in the middle of the room was a giant death star sat upon a giant diorama, where families could build their own spaceships to display, as they were inspired by the surrounding custom creations from some of the best adult fan builders from Europe.
Travelling past the Stormtroopers fans then found themselves in a room full of Minecraft building, consoles and giant figurines. The far wall was printed with a city skyline framing the architecture build area.
The third room was a hive of activity as children clawed through the green brick pit, built cars for the race ramps and built along the incredible 24 metre long graffiti wall.
The last room was home to more building. From making presents round the 10ft tree, creating a snowman with Bright Bricks to a bespoke mosaic, with the Fairy Bricks Charity team. Also it was here visitors had a chance to purchase bespoke brick-built winter roses, custom tree baubles and some of the latest official set releases.
The event set a festive tone right from the off and provided a great experience for all fans. The themed rooms were packed with lots to do and all left with a smile on their faces, having immersed themselves in the trademark BRICKLIVE experience all be it with a festive twist.