AUTO ENGINEERS: Ethan and Abbie Hope at the Built for Speed event held at Orion Springfield.
AUTO ENGINEERS: Ethan and Abbie Hope at the Built for Speed event held at Orion Springfield. Rob Williams

Springfield's Lego exhibition is wheelie fun

SCHOOL holiday fun moved up a gear at Orion Springfield Town Centre with an interactive exhibit full of thrills, spills and awesome crashes.

The venue is currently playing host to the Ipswich Art Gallery's Built for Speed exhibition where children use Lego blocks to design, build and race their own cars.

The free event, which runs until January 17, has youngsters creating their dream cars and then test their design by racing their vehicles along ramps and tracks.

Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee chairperson councillor Charlie Pisasale said it was "the perfect boredom buster these school holidays".

He said Built for Speed allowed kids to have a lot of fun as they challenge themselves to create the fastest, toughest, best looking car which can outlast the rest.

Fellow Ipswich councillor David Morrison said this was the second consecutive year the Ipswich Art Gallery had taken its creative children's programming to Springfield Central.

Cr Morrison said the initiative was a great way for families to see what a gallery experience was all about.

He said it was made possible thanks to the partnership between shopping centre owners Mirvac and the Ipswich Arts Foundation.

"Nearly 6000 people enjoyed Construction Site at Orion last January, and I have no doubt we'll be seeing lots of people trackside this year for Built for Speed," he said.

Build for Speed opened at Orion yesterday and will run from 9am-3pm daily until January 17.

The activity is recommended for children aged four years and older. Due to the exhibition containing small parts and children must be supervised by a parent at all times.

Bookings are not required. For more information phone 3470 3200.



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