Just found out about this Lego event in Christchurch, sounds like (cheap) fun

http://lug4x2.org/lego-annual-brick-show-2012-rebuild/

"The LEGO Annual Brick Show (LABS2012) will take place on July 14-15 in Christchurch. The event is sponsored by the University of Canterbury and it will take place at the Jack Mann Auditorium at 53 Solway Ave, Christchurch.The show will exhibit amazing LEGO models for all age groups. Enthusiasts and collectors will show their designs, collections and contraptions. The theme for this years show is: REBUILD, to support and get behind the rebuilding of Christchurch City. The exhibitors will include their visions of the future for Christchurch amongst a variety of wide-ranging other LEGO creations. Children will also have the opportunity to go hands on with dedicated LEGO activities in a dedicated LEGO play area."