LEGO lovers rejoice! Cactus Brick will be back at Desert Ridge Marketplace for their 5th Annual A LEGO Winter Wonderland.

Formed in June of 2008, Cactus Brick is a group of adult (over 18 only) fans of LEGO who collect, build, play with, and share ideas about the LEGO hobby. The group meets officially on a monthly basis and presents their creations at public displays throughout the year.

These larger than life displays are an impressive sight to see for all ages. Past exhibits have been hosted at venues such as the Tempe History Museum, AZ Science Center, Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest and more.

This year’s Winter Wonderland display will include a winter village, city/train layout, an Aquaman underwater section, Star Wars and a Build a Mosaic for the public to help with!

When asked about it what it takes to bring this festive creation to life, Club Secretary and Organizer Corey Gehman answers, “Most of the display is pre-built and we just assemble the sections. Most sections are 10” x 10” in size. For this display, it usually takes us about 15 hours to setup with an average of five or six people working on it. There will be contributions from 10 to 12 people for the display. We have no idea how many pieces are in it, we keep building each section until it’s done. The various sections and buildings have been built over time. Some will only be a few days old while others have been built over the past several years. Each display we do usually adds a bit more or a different theme. This allows our displays to gradually get larger and more varied over time.”

Bring the family and enjoy free admission between November 23 – December 16. The display will be open Fridays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will be located in the storefront across from Justice.

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