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LEGO conventions happen all over the world, and there’s a LEGO convention happening somewhere just about year-round. Though we can’t cover all of them, we’ll do our best to bring you highlights from BrickCon, Brickworld, Bricks by the Bay, AFOLCON, LEGO Fanwelt, Brick Fiesta, and all the rest.

Free tickets to BrickCon 2019 LEGO Exhibition in Seattle [Giveaway]

BrickCon 2019 is only a week and a half away, and we are giving away free tickets to the public exhibition. Come see the amazing LEGO creations that builders from all around the world have brought to Seattle. (You may even see some of your favorite writers from The Brothers Brick roaming around in our bright green shirts or hanging around at the TBB Brick Banquet.)

The BrickCon 2019 Public Exhibition is open Saturday Oct. 5 and Sunday Oct. 6 from 10am to 4pm, located at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. You can get your tickets online now.

Click to find out how to win tickets to BrickCon

Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks to keynote BrickCon 2019, sponsored by The Brothers Brick [News]

BrickCon 2019 is only one month away. For those who don’t know, each year BrickCon hosts some of the most talented builders at the longest-running LEGO fan convention in Seattle. The general public can see the amazing models these builders bring during the weekend of October 5th and 6th by purchasing tickets. However, registered builders have their own private convention during BrickCon, participating in classes, games, workshops and a keynote. This year, we are excited to announce the keynote will be delivered by Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks and is sponsored by none other than The Brothers Brick.

Jason (the J in JK Brickworks) is no stranger to The Brothers Brick. We last interviewed him about his latest LEGO Ideas set 21315 Pop-Up Book. (And yes, we said latest because he also created 21305 Maze and has another project currently under review.) He is known for his mastery of movement, creating kinetic sculptures out of LEGO like Sisyphus pushing a boulder, a galloping horse, motorized rail cars and most recently a graceful flying luck dragon. Not only does he share his build process, but he also goes to the effort of sharing instructions for most of his creations helping us all become better builders. If anyone epitomizes BrickCon 2019’s theme of “Just Build It,” it is Jason.

BrickCon 2017’s keynote was given by Ty Keltner, who built the food pictured below for The Brothers Brick collaboration.

In addition to the keynote, The Brothers Brick is also organizing a reader collaboration called the Brick Banquet–a life-size LEGO potluck. Builders attending the full private convention can bring any full-scale food item to the TBB table to participate in the feast.

Whether you come to see everything with general public tickets or register for the private convention as a builder, we hope to see you at BrickCon 2019!

Public tickets for BrickCon 2019 LEGO Fan Exhibition in Seattle on sale now [News]

Every year the best LEGO builders in the Pacific Northwest gather for BrickCon in Seattle to show off some of their amazing creations. BrickCon is the country’s longest-running LEGO  fan convention. The event is open to the public the weekend of October 5th and 6th at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, and tickets just went on sale. Last year tickets nearly sold out, so if you plan on going we recommend getting yours well ahead of time.

Adult fans who wish to get the all-access treatment can sign up for the full four-day experience, which includes the ability to display their own custom LEGO models, along with workshops, prizes, games, drafts, access to the friends-and-family night, and more. Signups for the full adult fan convention, which runs Oct. 3-6, are available now as well. Tickets for the full event are $75 if purchased before Sept. 18. After that, you’ll need to pay the late registration price of $100 or sign up at the door if any space is available (though that will cost even more).

We hope to see you in person in October for BrickCon 2019!


The Brothers Brick is an official sponsor of BrickCon.

Astounding LEGO Super Chief train up for charity auction [News]

The Super Chief was the flagship of the Santa Fe Railway. During the 30s and 40s it earned the nickname “The Train of the Stars” by hauling Hollywood celebrities from Chicago to Los Angeles, and becoming almost as famous as its passengers. Tony Sava has put together a formidable LEGO version of this iconic train, and has decided to auction it off for charity at Brickworld 2019 in Chicago. The 8-wide locomotive is a beast, beautifully detailed, fitted with Power Functions motors, and features smart custom stickers to recreate the Santa Fe livery. It’s a lovely model, and a lovely gesture for it to be donated to a charity auction — I hope it raises a caboose-load of cash.

LEGO Santa Fe railway

BrickCan 2019, Canada’s largest LEGO exhibition, is this weekend in Vancouver [News]

Canada’s largest and premier LEGO exhibition, BrickCan, is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend, May 4 – 5. Builders from all over the world will gather at the River Rock Theater to showcase hundreds of amazing LEGO creations. There will be activities for kids of all ages including play areas, prizes, and food, and they can even help create a giant LEGO mosaic. Vendors will also be selling minifigures, rare LEGO sets, LEGO-themed jewelry, custom gifts, and more. 

Tickets are $15 each (kids 3 and under are free) and are available online. The show floor is open for 2-hour time blocks throughout each day, and tickets have sold out in the past so you will want to get your tickets ahead of time.

Last year, Sarah von Innerebner won BrickCan’s People’s Choice award with her stunning library from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast that we featured on The Brother Brick. What will win at the show this weekend? Come to BrickCan and vote yourself to help chose the winning creation.


The Brothers Brick a proud sponsor of BrickCan. 

EnBlock 2019: Visit Singapore’s first ever LEGO convention this weekend from April 19-21 [News]

For the first time ever, Singapore will be having her first LEGO convention, showcasing never-before-seen creations and models built from LEGO bricks by 80 builders from across 4 countries in the region.

See more about EnBlock 2019

Bricks Cascade 2019, Portland’s premier LEGO convention, is this weekend [News]

Portland’s premier LEGO convention, Bricks Cascade, will be open to the public this weekend, March 2 – 3. Beginning Saturday, builders from around the country will gather at the Oregon Convention Center to showcase thousands of square feet of amazing LEGO creations. There will be activities for kids of all ages including play areas, car racing, photo booths and more. Vendors will also be selling minifigures, rare LEGO sets, LEGO-themed jewelry, custom gifts, and more. 

Tickets are $11 each or a $40 for a family four-pack (kids under 3 are free) and are available either at the door or online. The show hours are 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


The Brothers Brick is proud to be a sponsor of Bricks Cascade. 

Bricks LA 2019, Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, is this weekend [News]

Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, Bricks LA, will be open to the public this weekend, January 5-6. Beginning Saturday, builders from around the country will gather at the Pasadena Convention Center to showcase more than 13,000 square feet of amazing creations. Vendors will be selling vintage LEGO sets, LEGO-themed jewelry, custom gifts, and more. Tickets are only $5, with kids under 5 free, and are available online.

The show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday.

Although online registration has closed, adult builders who wish to display their models and attend panels, participate in LEGO-themed games, and more can still purchase tickets at the door.


The Brothers Brick is proud to be a sponsor of Bricks LA. 

Bricks LA LEGO convention in California is just 2 weeks away [News]

We’re only 2 weeks away from the start of one of our favorite LEGO conventions, Bricks LA. Open to the public January 5-6 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Bricks LA will showcase amazing LEGO creations from all over the country, along with a hosting a variety of LEGO-themed vendors, a brick play area, and more. Tickets cost just $5, making Bricks LA one of the best-value conventions in the country.

For adult builders interested in a more in-depth LEGO experience, Bricks LA’s Very Important Builder (VIB) convention starts the day before, January 4, and allows access to panels, prizes, displaying your own creations, participating in LEGO-themed games, and more. You can still squeak in a last-minute registration in by visiting the VIB page for tickets, which run $65 for the 3-day convention. Several members of TBB staff will be attending, so we hope to see you there!


The Brothers Brick is an official sponsor of Bricks LA

UK-based LEGO-building business Bright Bricks bought for £8.5m [News]

Last weekend saw Live Company Group, owner and operator of BRICKLIVE exhibitions, announce their acquisition of Bright Bricks, the UK-based LEGO-building business, in a deal worth £8.5m {$11.1m). This is a significant investment in the business of LEGO shows, and highlights Live Group’s ambitions for their BRICKLIVE brand of events and touring exhibits. They have previously stated their aims of expanding and increasing the number of BRICKLIVE shows across the world, with a particular emphasis on Asia and the US.

Bright Bricks bought by Live Group

You can read the press release about the announcement here, but we wanted to know more. We spoke with Ed Diment, one of the directors of Bright Bricks, to find out more about the deal, the ambitions of the new business, and what this might mean for the world of LEGO shows.

Click here to read our interview with Ed Diment

Just 1 week to BrickCon 2018 [News]

There’s just 1 week left to one of our favorite LEGO conventions, BrickCon. Located in the heart of the Northwest at the foot of Seattle’s famous Space Needle in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, the event is open to the public Oct. 6-7. You can get your tickets here. Last year tickets sold out, so if you plan on going we recommend not delaying any longer.

If you’re an adult builder who would like to attend the full, 4-day convention (which starts Thursday) with panels, prizes, and more, online registration has closed but you can still register at the door.

The Brothers Brick will be there with a large layout of Ninjago City, a collaborative project we’re hosting with our readers. You can read more about the collaboration and even see some of our building progress.


The Brothers Brick is an official sponsor of BrickCon.

Win tickets to the BrickCon 2018 Public Exhibition in Seattle [Giveaway]

BrickCon 2018 in Seattle is about two weeks away, and we are giving away tickets to the public exhibition! Come see the amazing LEGO creations that builders from all around the world have brought to BrickCon. (You may even see some of your favorite writers from The Brothers Brick roaming around in our bright green shirts or hanging around the massive Ninjago City we are building!)

The BrickCon 2018 Public Exhibition is open Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7 from 10am to 4pm, located at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. You can get your tickets online now, but they will sell out soon.

The Brothers Brick is giving away three family packs of four tickets each, good for entry on either Saturday or Sunday at any time. The contest runs from today for a week until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sep. 26. Leave a comment below about what you are most excited to see at BrickCon 2018 to enter.

We’ll randomly select three entries Thursday morning and then notify the winners. Winners will be able to pick up their tickets at the will call window at the BrickCon Exhibition Hall beginning Saturday morning when the exhibition opens to the public.


The Brothers Brick is an official sponsor of BrickCon.