Thousands flock to Holt Hall for Lego event and world record bid

Big kids and real children showed their love for a classic toy at the weekend as they flocked to Holt Hall for a nostalgic event.

The North Norfolk facility was the venue for a Lego fair, which included a bid to set the world record for the largest tower of blocks signed by different people.

The organisers will have to wait a few weeks for the record attempt to be verified.

But in the meantime, an estimated 4,000 visited the event - raising upward of �10,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

It was organised by Fakenham couple Diane and Adrian Fletcher, who were given more than one million Lego blocks before it started after a public appeal.

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Mrs Fletcher said she and her husband decided to do it after being convinced by their son.

She said: 'We do teddy bear days at Bircham Windmill. Our son said: 'Why don't you do something sensible that I will enjoy?' And that's how this started.'

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She added: 'It's a timeless toy. Grandparents hand it down and everybody loves it. It's a new toy every day.'

The event included an auction of all of the Lego on display, plus a host of different trains made from the bricks.

There was also a medieval scene, Star Wars Lego, a 21-inch Lego man, an 18m Lego town and a winter village scene.

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