Warwick Davis hosts Golden Brickies
Did you know that Warwick Davis (Flitwick/Griphook) is
the celebrity with the most LEGO Minifigure characters immortalised from his film characters[?] The four characters and minifigures include Star Wars – Wicket [and] Wald [-] and Harry Potter – Goblin Bank Teller [and] Professor Flitwick.
Well, now you do! In celebration of both LEGO and Star Wars, Warwick Davis hosted the first ever UK LEGO Star Wars fan awards ceremony this week. Warwick began his career in Star Wars and for this event, which was nicknamed the “Golden Brickies,” took on the roles of both judge and host.
The event was
the first time LEGO® has ever held its own awards ceremony in the UK, launched last month via its Facebook page. In homage to the legendary movie franchise and upcoming Episode VII, LEGO invited families across the UK to take part in the epic challenge to discover the next generation of talent, including wannabee [sic] filmmakers and photographers.
Using only LEGO Star Wars™ pieces to showcase their skills, hundreds of budding Jedi builders from across the UK entered the competition. Finalists were chosen by the specially selected expert judging panel, searching for the best fan[-]created content. Winners were treated to an exclusive red carpet event with Warwick Davis at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Hotel.
Warwick said at the event,
I am so thrilled and honoured to be a part of this epic LEGO Star Wars event, showcasing the next generation of filmmakers, LEGO builders and photographers! The enthusiasm and pure talent on display today from LEGO Star Wars fans both young and old is truly inspiring. Meeting all the fans of the LEGO Star Wars universe, you can literally feel the excitement building ready for next year’s movie release. Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Brickies 2014!
The categories ranged from Best Picture to Best Set Build. The overall winner, Daniel Jamieson, said,
I can’t believe I have won a Golden Brickies award! I have never won anything like this before, and I am really excited to even be considered. This really is a once[-]in[-]a[-]lifetime prize, and I can’t wait to get building the year’s supply of LEGO Star Wars sets!
Check out some pictures from the night below:
Find out more about the event here.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Did you follow the event at all, or were you involved? Do you have a LEGO Star Wars – or Harry Potter – collection? Let us know in the comments!