Brickfest at the Bay back for 11th year at Anna Bay Public School January 16 and 17

"To me, it's art. It's just a different medium," says Angela Evans as she looks at her latest creation.

It's a tall, round, teal and pink, Colosseum-looking installation made entirely of Lego.

Using seven different Lego pieces, or elements, the Anna Bay resident spent many hours building, pulling apart and rebuilding the piece which will be a feature in Brickfest at the Bay this weekend.

Back for its 11th instalment, the popular Bay summer holiday event will feature a wide variety of Lego installations created by the likes of avid Hunter-based Lego lovers and builders such as Angela and husband Kevin Evans.

"Brickfest at the Bay is really a showcase of what you can do with Lego," Mr Evans said. "It inspires children and adults alike to try new things with their Lego, shows them what can be possible. It might inspire the next generation of Lego builders. At the least, it brings a lot of joy to people."

Twenty exhibitors will showcase their Lego creations at Brickfest at the Bay, which will be held in the Anna Bay Public School hall and adjoining undercover area on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17.

To comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, a number of changes have been made to the running of this year's event.

Pre-bookings are essential. Up to 100 people will be allowed into the exhibit each session. Each session is one hour and can be booked online between 10am and 4pm each day.

All entrants must scan a QR code when entering the exhibit for COVID contact tracing purposes.

Mr Evans said in some ways, the new system would give attendees the opportunity to see more of the exhibits.

He encouraged prospective attendees to book a session quickly. In the past, between 1200 and 1400 people have visited Brickfest across the two days.

The cost to enter is $6 per person (over the age of 3). Proceeds raised from the event is donated to local charities.

The event will be absent the popular build area or speed building as it is not possible to clean all individual Lego pieces after each session.