LEGO Exhib

Logo 2015

26 September 2015

Thank you for supporting our 3rd and final Lego Exhibition.  What a fantastic day! It was a truly spectacular event and the models on display were incredible.

Thank you also to everyone who has assisted in any way with this event.  It would not be possible without everyone’s help, hard work and generous sponsorship.  And finally a huge thank you to Russell Chapman for sharing his private collection of Lego with us.  This was the third time we have run the event and Russell truly outdid himself with this year’s display, using over a quarter of a million carefully constructed bricks!

There were loads of Lego activities for kids of all ages:

* Enormous range of Lego models on display
* Voting for your favourite Lego competition entry
* Duplo play area for under 3’s
* Lego building mats / play tables
* Mini Figure hunt
* Play Lego PlayStation
* Cinema room
* Photo opportunities – kindly provided by John Lewis
* Colouring in / craft section
* Face painting
* Refreshments
* and much, much more…!

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“My whole family had a fantastic time” – Mary
“It was great fun and really well organised” – Cally
“Thought it was a fantastic event. Well done” – Ali
“My children loved it” – Julie
“It is one of the nicest events that happen in Harpenden” – Tania


The ‘Build Your Own’ Competition

Thank you to The Bangkok Lounge Thai Restaurant, Harpenden for sponsoring the ‘Build Your Own’ competition.


The standard was very high this year and we had over 15 schools take part – including Aldwickbury, High Beeches, Manland, Roundwood, SS Alban, St Helen’s, The Grove, The Lea, Woodend, SJL, Roundwood Park and St Albans Girls. We had some incredibly creative models and we are pleased that all our visitors were the judges as we would have found it a very difficult task!

Congratulations to the winners, who were each given a lovely bag of Lego goodies, which included donations from ArgosAwesome EngineersBricks 4 PartiesBricktradersCuthberts, Lego UKPutterills and The Entertainer:

Reception 1st Barnaby Chapman The Lea
2nd Harley Mitchell The Lea
3rd Caden Jones The Lea
Year 1-2 1st George Jackson The Grove
2nd Alexandra Crowe The Lea
3rd Lex Mitchell The Lea
Year 3-4 1st Max Tillotson High Beeches
2nd Leo Buttarazzi Roundwood
3rd Arthur Lines St Helens
Year 5-6 1st Oliver Datta The Lea
2nd Sol Ashton SS Alban & Stephen
3rd Elijah Green n/a
Year 7-11 1st Amelia Kinghorn St Albans Girls School
2nd Alfie Heffer SJL
3rd Sheldon Ashton Sandringham


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Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Dylan Smith who won the raffle prize (worth over £130!) which was generously donated to us by Putterills, Cuthberts, John Lewis and Bricktraders.



Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who put in a bid for the silent auction of the rare Chima and Friends display cases which were kindly donated to us by Cuthberts Toys in St Albans.  These are real collectors items and not available in the shops.

We can confirm that Toks Jones put in the winning bid for both cases.



A Special Thank You

Our 3 Lego Exhibitions would not have happened were it not for Russell Champan.  Russell is a dedicated AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) and he selflessly volunteered to share his Lego with us.

The entire hall was filled with Russell’s private collection of Lego.  The exhibition did not just contain box set models, but also Russell’s own bespoke creations.  He used over a quarter of a million bricks in this last exhibition alone!  For the entire year before each event he was planning what to build, how to lay out the exhibition and physically building the models.  His family lived with Lego models on every available surface in their home – FOR THREE YEARS!!

Russell works full time and has 3 sons at The Lea Primary.  It must have taken every minute of his free time – WE THANK YOU!!





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In the Press

St Albans Review – 7 October 2015: Father’s Tricks with Bricks

Herts Advertiser page 3 – 1 October 2015: School Bricking it as Part of Ruby Anniversary

Herts Advertiser page 33 – 24 September 2015: Back to the 1970s for School’s 40th Anniversary

Herts Advertiser page 45 – 24 September 2015: Lego Exhibition Flyer

PTA-UK – 1 June 2014: Gold Star Winners are celebrated in Local Press

Herts Advertiser front page – 1 May 2014: It’s a small world at The Lea

Herts Advertiser page 8 – 1 May 2014: Bricking it at Lego exhibition

St Albans Review – 30 April 2014: Building on Lego success

St Albans Review – 28 April 2014: Amazing creations at school’s Lego extravaganza

Mums Guide to Harpenden – 29 April 2014: 10 year olds review of the event.

Herts Advertister – 24 April 2014: Harpenden school hosts Lego spectacular – update

Herts Advertister – 24 April 2014: Forget Legoland, if you want to get up close and personal with some of the finest model displays in the county, then come along to the Lea Primary School in Harpenden this Saturday.

Harpenden First – 23 April 2014: Hundreds expected at Lego event.

PTA-UK – 22 April 2014: Our Lego event has been selected as one of five regional winners in the Fundraising Success category of the annual PTA-UK Awards.

St Albans Review – 5 March 2014: School builds on fundraising success.

The 2013 event was selected as one of five regional winners in the Fundraising Success category of the annual PTA-UK Awards.

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The Lea’s Very Own LEGOgrapher

See all the places our intrepid Lego photographer visited:

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One Response to LEGO Exhib

  1. Phoebe says:

    Sue, lovely write up. Now time to put your feet up. It was fantastic – thank YOU!

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