Charity tombola at Bricktastic Manchester


Here’s all you need to know about Bricktastic!

If you can’t find the answer to your question below, contact the Bricktastic team at

At the show

Answers to common queries about the event.

Do under 4s need a ticket to enter?

No, children under 4 years old do not require a ticket to enter Bricktastic with a paying adult.

What time is the show open?

Bricktastic is open to general entry tickets from 10am – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. See the tickets page for more information.

Can we leave the show and return later in the day?

Yes you can. As you leave you may be given a stamp on your hand so that you can pop out for lunch and return later.

One of our party has become separated, what should we do?

Head straight for the meeting point which is by the large mosaic build area. Inform a member of the team there.

Can I take pictures of the LEGO models on display?

You can indeed. If you do post any pictures online, we would really appreciate if you could tag us: @bricktastic on Twitter, @bricktasticMCR on Facebook, @bricktastic_MCR on Instagram.

Are there places to eat inside the venue?

Yes there is a small café serving sandwiches & drinks, and a seating area if you would like to bring your own snacks.

Tickets and entry

Queries and answers regarding tickets and entry in to Bricktastic.

Can children attend the show by themselves?

In the interests of child protection, all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do we need to print our tickets?

No, so long as you are able to show them on a mobile device at the entrance.

Do we have to arrive at the exact time printed on our ticket?

The time on your ticket is an entry from time. We do need as many people as possible to there around their allocated time. If however you are booked for the 10:15 slot and can’t arrive until 13:00, we will still allow you to enter. Entry prior to your ticket time is not permitted.

Are free tickets for carers available?

This has always been a tough one for us. The financial structure of the event is basically a fundraising one. We as a charity finance the event and then the profit is used to help tens of thousands of children every year.

So after consulting with several charities who focus on children and adults with additional needs, their advice was not to offer a carers ticket but to make other ticketing options available to assist with things like accessibility, excess noise etc. Therefore we offer the Sunday morning 9am entry at a 90% reduced capacity. There are so few people there it feels like a private event.

Can we pay on the day?

No! Sorry, there is no option to pay on the day.

About the venue

Where is the venue?

The venue is Manchester Central in Manchester, England. We are in Manchester Central’s Central Hall for 2023 – more space, and more LEGO to see! View our venue page for the address and more information.

Where exactly within Manchester Central is the event?

All of the LEGO related fun is located within the Exchange Hall in Manchester Central and the entrance is via the Charter Foyer.

Are pushchairs allowed?

Yes, of course. The venue is pushchair and pram accessible.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, Manchester Central is wheelchair and pushchair accessible via ramps. Accessible toilets are available.