For the past two weeks, we’ve been at BrickLive’s first outing of 2018: BrickLive Basel! The Great Brick Safari and Warriorbots have been to BrickLives before, but this is their first outing abroad; specifically, their first time in front of a German-speaking audience. Luckily for us, the language and excitement of LEGO® bricks is universal (though Warriorbots did need a bit of a hand with the language barrier). So how did it go?
The Great Brick Safari, first displayed at Marwell Zoo in August 2017, brought over 80 incredible LEGO brick animals to Basel, from dioramas of tiny insects and butterflies, to life-sized hyenas, zebras, and a towering elephant. A popular aspect of the Safari has been Feed the Frogs, a game where visitors compete to fire tiny LEGO brick ‘flies’ into the gaping mouths of brightly-coloured frogs. The game invited waves upon waves of children to take part, and created quite a buzz at the event.
Meanwhile, the Warriorbots arena underwent a bit of a transformation for its first international outing. The show’s graphics and hard media were translated into German for the event, and we’re very optimistic about the enthusiastic and excited reactions from a throng of new, international fans.
And to top it all off, we had some surprise visitors to Warriorbots. A famous battle from a galaxy far, far away decided to settle things in the arena…we think you might recognise the participants in this round…
Words by Bright Bricks. Pictures courtesy of BrickLive.