Brick.ie is the Irish community for AFOLs, Adult Fans of Lego. Our aim is to bring together Lego fans in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland to form a strong community, both online and offline.
Our forum will host lively discussion about all aspects of the brick, while we will hold regular gatherings of Lego fans to establish face-to-face contact.
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The easter weekend will see the closure of a great Dublin pub with over 100 years history. Jack Nealon's on Capel street is not just any pub, it's where we have held our monthly brick.ie meetings for the past 6 years. The interior has changed little since it first opened and according to experts the ceiling is one of the finest examples of ornate plasterwork in Dublin.
Unfortunately Nama has sold the load on the property to American vulture fun Oaktree who have now decided that they want to change function of the building to something other than a public house. So because some suits in a boardroom somewhere in America looked at a spreadsheet and decided they need some more profit we are losing a fine pub in Dublin.
While it's probably too little too late please sign this petition.
For those interested in seeing brick.ie models 'in the brick', we have two display events this autumn.
First up is a big display at the 6th Limerick Diecast Model Show in the South Court Hotel which takes place from 10.00am on Sunday 18th September only. Larger models on display at this event include MOCs of Superman's Fortress of Solitude, Clerys Department Store and the White House but there are a significant number of other models including city scenes, vehicles, including trains and tractors, mosaics and Irish buildings.
For three days over the October bank holiday weekend, a team from brick.ie will exhibit at the Model Railway Society of Ireland show in St Paul's College Raheny. The line-up for this event is still being finalised but its brick.ie's only Dublin exhibition of 2016 so it promises to be a great show.
Our largest exhibition of 2016 so far is scheduled for Naas Library on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May. Similar to last year we hope schools will avail of the opportunity for a class visit on Friday where they can meet some the best LEGO builders in Ireland (places bookable via Naas library). From the last class on Friday to close of business on Saturday, the exhibition will then be open to the public.
This year's highlights include a very sizeable model of the 1916 Easter Rising complete with the GPO and Nelson's Pillar. We display for the first time in Ireland our very own LEGO Star Wars convention at the Dublin Convention Centre beside our version of Clerys Department store. Across the mezzanine, Superman hangs out in his Fortress of Solitude near where DC superheroes are having some difficulty with their Marvel(lous) neighbours. We again have lots of trains, trams and amazing detailed vehicles along with our latest city buildings.