The 8th annual Brickspo event took place over the weekend at the Western Development Museum, and many people came out to see the unique creations.

Held every year on the last weekend of July, it brings lego lovers of all ages together to celebrate the joys of building.

Karla Rasmussen, Public Programs Coordinator of the museum, said it's become a tradition here in town.

"It's all about community building and networking. We see some of the same folks from the group every year. We've grown some really great friendships. And I know it's become a tradition for a lot of families in the community to come 20190728 112000up and take part in this. We usually have the last weekend in July every year reserved for that event, and it's really become quite popular."

The Brickspo creators and builds are all unique, and they also change each year. If you've been before, it's always completely different. A new addition to their expo this year that they've added is an open public talk portion. Visitors were able to come up and hear about organizing lego collections, as well as one of the speakers spoke about seeing behind the scenes at Legoland's lego factory. They also held numerous challenges between the builders, including one handed challenges, building without the instructions, and a car build challenge.

Rasmussen said the members of the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group are all terrific to work with, and they always bring a one of a kind experience to the museum.

"The neat thing about what they do is that none of these things come out of a box or a kit. They're all original. They come from they're own imaginations, which is terrific. And the Western Development Museum is all about being Saskatchewan inspired. So we really think this is a good partnership. Using their inspiration, a lot of their builds reflect transportation, which is what our museum is all about. And it's just a wonderful event for the community to come out."

With 45 builders, it was the largest expo they've ever held in the Notorious City, and rather than using a small section of the museum, they had to expand to include the entire building to fit all of the presentations and collaborations into the show.

"I think one of the challenges is how they transport their builds here to the museum", said Rasmussen. "Some of them come in crates or bins. Some of them come in tact. Sometimes the builders actually build the finishing touches right here on site at the museum, so we see kind of a work in progress. There's one lady putting the finishing touches on hers, and she said she'll be building for the rest of the day just to get it the way she likes it. It's pretty amazing."

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