April 8 2019

A new way to hire LEGO in the UK

LEGO workshops for schools

I’ve been hiring LEGO bricks out for corporate clients for many years now, and have been lucky enough to have been contracted by clients such as IKEA, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and museums, universities and schools up and down the UK.

From hires of a single day, to hires of many weeks and months, the LEGO I’ve hired has been used for a range of workshops and activities I could never have envisaged when I started Bricks McGee: from universities, to museums, and, more recently, Bricks + Beers events for adults, allowing delegates to relive their childhood, and get them building again (with the addition of a beer or two).

One thing I’ve never hired LEGO bricks out for has been birthday parties – there are plenty of companies around who will do that already. I think the majority of these companies do that job well, and as a self-confessed museum addict, I’d much rather be working in museums, libraries, schools, and with corporate clients (such as Amazon next week), as that’s where my passion lies.

LEGO brick hire has been a fairly small, but vital part of my workload to this point. I’ve teamed up with 2 friends – and fellow LEGO lovers, Graham and Matt – to create Brick Pits, which exists solely to hire LEGO bricks (and play pits to hold the LEGO, if you like) here in the UK.

LEGO brick hire for workshop clients

For my LEGO workshop clients, nothing changes – LEGO brick hire is still included in workshops costs, just as it has been for the past 5 or so years. This news means I can now cater to much larger workshop sizes, in fact!

Changing the way I hire LEGO in the last 12 months or so has allowed me to focus on LEGO workshops and LEGO model commissions, and less on the logistics of delivering bulk LEGO bricks to destinations around the country.

I’ve always strived for a high quality of hired bricks: only LEGO branded bricks, of a good quality (no teeth marks, new-look bricks), and with Brick Pits this will continue.

Keep on building, and I look forward to seeing you at a future LEGO event!