GLENORCHY local Brent Prins is using Lego as building blocks to capture the imagination of Hobart residents – young and old alike – while raising money for a worthy cause.
Mr Prins is returning for a fourth consecutive year with his interactive Lego exhibition called Brickstacular in February.
The exhibition will feature a range of interactive displays, custom train layouts and a great mini figure wall – all built by Mr Prins.
“Brickstacular is about me rekindling my childhood memories of building and playing with Lego,” Mr Prins said.
“I just find the imagination of being able to create something from scratch amazing.”
The exhibition has a special place in Mr Prins’ heart as it will raise money for Craniofacial Australia.
“Funds raised are going to be used to buy Lego sets for children at the Wittle Ward at the Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide,” Mr Prins said.
Mr Prins has Cranioficial Disorder, an abnormality that requires reconstructive facial surgery.
“What we’re trying to do is create a fundraising project for me to donate money back to Craniofacial Australia,” Mr Prins said.
“Craniofacial Australia looked after me as a child for many years and I want to give back to them as a way of saying thanks.”
Mr Prins said Lego was something that could be enjoyed by all people
“I started playing with Lego when I was about four or five years old and it helped me with my hand movements,” he said.
“What it has done for people with disabilities and autism has been really good.
“The number one joy I get out of doing this exhibit is seeing the smiles on everybody’s faces.”
Mr Prins invited all community members to attend and support the Brickstacular exhibition.
“It’s going to be great fun and we’re raising money for a great cause,” he said.
Brickstacular will be held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February at the Goodwood Community Centre from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Admission will be $2 per person.
For more information, contact Brent Prins on 0417 589 356 or email email@example.com.
Caption: Brent Prins is creating his exhibit that will be on show at this year’s Brickstacular.