2017 was a great year for the BRICKLIVE brand in Japan with five new events opening across the country (Fukuoka, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Kyoto, Osaka). The popularity was clear to see as thousands of fans flocked through the doors on each show ready to experience the trademark brick-built adventure that is known as BRICKLIVE.
This momentum has been instantly carried through to 2018 as the Japan Tour becomes the first BRICKLIVE event of the year. Opening its doors for the first show on the 5th of Jaunary in Numaza the 4,000 square metres were packed to the rafters with visitors enjoying all the favourite features from the Star Wars zone and Minecraft build area to brick pits and graffiti wall. During the show there was the chance to enjoy LEGO® themed workshops with expert builders and explore the amazing fan creations in the BRICKLIVE museum.
The Japan Tour is now truly in full flow with 2018 already set to be another great year for all fans. Each event is just getting bigger and better as the BRICKLIVE team continue to build on this popularity.
In 2017 the BRICKLIVE Group partnered with Japanese promotion giants Make Merry and promptly announced a four-stop tour of Japan. The first event in Kitakyushu was a huge success with fans and builders pouring in to enjoy the immersive interaction that is a BRICKLIVE show.
With the next two stops running back to back in August it was always going to be an exciting month for the partners in Japan. Hosting the shows across successive weekends in Twin Messe, Shizuoka (11-15 Aug), and Myako Messe Kyoto (17-22 Aug) Make Merry proved once again they were able to deliver a show experience to please any LEGO® fan.
The halls were packed, as fans of all ages delved into the giant brick pits, built giant cityscapes and immersed themselves in the physical world of Minecraft. Families crammed around the speed ramps racing their very own car creations, explored the aqua town build zone and enjoyed sculptures from some of Japan’s finest fan builders. Showcasing many new features the BRICKLIVE franchise took the ‘family day out’ to the next level as children swarmed around the ramps ready to race the cars they had created. The fan zone wowed visitors with its incredible custom creations from local master builders while the real showstopper had to be the four-meter long whale shark located in the aqua town zone. By the end of each day this impressive centerpiece was surround with hundreds of creations built by happy visitors.
The queues outside the doors each day were testament to the appeal of these events and with only one stop in Japan left for 2017 fans are sure to be desperate to join in the action at the BRICKLIVE Tour rolls on.
*That’s one for all you ‘80s fans