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Published on December 18th, 2015 | by Duke Of Havoc


Brick 2015 – Building A Love For Conventions

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This write up of Brick 2015 is published on behalf of Duke’s little sister and her son Jake.

For a number of years I have listened to my brother talk comic book conventions and marvelled at the love, joy and passion displayed not only by those exhibiting but also those consuming. Each year I have considered checking it out for myself but as someone very much in the infancy of their comic book education I have always felt a bit “unworthy” to attend when there are people so much more knowledgeable of the thrilling, astonishing and beautiful world of comics books (oh the joys of being an insecure fool..)

So when my aforementioned brother suggested I take my son off to Brick 2015. I admit to being a tad excited that my first convention was going to be happening and would hopefully be less intimidating as a first-timer then what I had built them up to be in my mind. Jake is five and has already amassed a pretty enviable Lego collection through birthdays, Christmases and a Grandma with a slight spending addiction.

First Impressions

On arriving at Excel my son was immediately drawn to the big Batman and Robin which stood guard around the video game area. His camera was thrust into my hand for me to capture his image with some of his favourite characters made out of his favourite little blocks..and I knew right there and then that he was going to be in his element at Brick, and who wouldn’t be – the place was amazing.