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Kildare County Show at Athy

This coming Sunday Brick.ie members will once again bring their models to the Kildare County Show for what promises to be another exciting event. With almost twenty exhibitors and the popular brick pit it is going to be a busy day. Come along to check out the new and fabulous Conor McGregor mosaic, dinosaur dioramas, Star Wars exhibit and many more.

In addition to the Brick.ie exhibit there will be a hunt chase, dog show, live music, children's entertainment KIDZONE, trade stands, bubble soccer, pets corner, vintage tractors and cars, cattle breeds display, world war display, crafts and lots lots more !!! What a great way to spend Father's Day.

Naas Library Event fast approaching

Our first official event of the year is fast approaching. On 19 May from 2pm and during library hours on Saturday 20th, over 20 brick.ie members will reveal their latest creations at Naas Library. This is believed to be the largest gathering of AFOL builders ever in Ireland, not even counting those brick.ie members amongst the visitors.

In what has become a brick.ie flag-ship event, this year's models will include everything from large city buildings to moving trains, trams, buses and trucks. The artists amongst us have produced some great mosaics while the historians will love our Jurassic zone featuring part one of our dinosaur display. (You'll only have to wait a few weeks for part two). Star Wars fans will love our expanded Hoth base in the midst of an exhibition that also includes medieval scenes, a castle siege, a replica of the White House and lots lots more.

The end of an era

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.

Brick.ie at the North Down Model Railway Society Exhibition

Come see our display at the North County Down Model Railway Show which will be held at Bangor Grammar School in Bangor. We are looking forward to the weekend and to meeting all the rail enthusiasts in the area. There will be lots to see and not just for train enthusiasts!
The show will be open 10am to 5pm on Saturday 22nd and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday 23rd April.

Find North County Down Model Railway Society on facebook.

Upcoming events

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 Naas Library exhibition is fast approaching

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.

Brick.ie Members take part in BRICK 2015

A strong Irish presence was felt at the largest UK LEGO show, BRICK 2015, in the ExCeL, London, which took place the weekend of 11th-13th December.

One of the stars of the show was Jessica Farrell's fantastic model of the Royal Theatre in London. It's a stunning building, but Jessica cleverly left one side open to show the beautifully detailed interior and the performance taking place. See more photos of the model here.

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Our next exhibition - October bank holiday 2015 - is fast approaching

Our final Irish exhibition of the year will take place over the October bank holiday weekend (24-26 October) from 11am to 5pm each day at Blackrock College as part of the South Dublin Model Railway Exhibition. This is our only Dublin based exhibition of the year and features many great models of Dublin landmark buildings, our largest LEGO train layout this year, a huge castle, aswell as other surprises including an amazingly realistic LEGO aquarium and a new Ninjago model built for this show.

Naas display (4 and 5 September) fast approaching

On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September we host our next event in Naas Library where you can meet some of our LEGO builders and their models up close. All are welcome although larger groups, from schools etc. will need to book in advance with the library. Admission is free.

Ennis Show 12 April approaching

Next weekend Sunday 12 April 2015 is our first official domestic event of 2015 which comes hot on the heels of brick.ie member Oiley's Carrickmacross Civic Centre tour de force that wraps up on 10 April.

We hope to see many of our Munster members at the Clare Die Cast Model Show at the West County Hotel in Ennis. Doors open at 10.30am til 6pm.