LEGO EXPO TO BUILD ON FIRST YEAR SUCCESS

18/06/2013

The Pine Rivers Lego Expo will return in 2014 after a highly successful Expo at Strathpine Community Centre last weekend.

The Expo, organised by BrisBricks and Seath Holswich MP, saw over 6,700 people attend and enjoy the creations from nearly 20 Lego exhibitors.

"The Expo exceeded all expectations," Mr Holswich said. "Pre-sale tickets from all five Saturday sessions sold out and almost all of Sunday's sessions sold out as well."

"I spoke to attendees who had travelled from as far as Glen Innes, Tweed Heads, Toowoomba and Gympie to attend this Expo."

Hosting the Expo in Pine Rivers is part of Mr Holswich's strategy to boost tourism in Pine Rivers.

"This Expo now has the potential to become yet another marquee annual event on the local calendar and will help introduce people from across South East Queensland and beyond to the beautiful Pine Rivers district."

Numerous local businesses and community organisations have also benefited from this year's Expo.

"Bray Park State School and Lawnton State School P&C's had the opportunity to raise funds through the on-site sausage sizzle and local businesses who took up sponsorship opportunities were given the opportunity to boost their profile throughout the region."

Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre will also be presented with a donation from BrisBricks in coming weeks from the proceeds of admission fees.

"This Expo isn't just about Lego, it's about building a better Pine Rivers," Mr Holswich said.

"It is about providing opportunities for businesses and community organisations, promoting Pine Rivers throughout South East Queensland and providing an inexpensive and memorable day out for local families."