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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.

BrickCon 2021 LEGO fan convention tickets are now available [News]

Tickets for BrickCon 2021 are available starting today. The LEGO fan convention will take place in the heart of Seattle from Oct. 1-3, 2021, and will feature a hybrid model with in-person registration limited to the first 400 vaccinated adult fans, as well as many activities and games available for those who wish to attend virtually. BrickCon 2021 tickets to the adult fan in-person convention are $85 and grant access to the full 3-day convention, games, prizes, a goodie bag, and more. Starting Sept. 1, tickets to the hybrid virtual convention will be available for $25, along with public tickets for Saturday and Sunday.

Learn more about BrickCon 2021 in the original announcement.

The Brothers Brick is proud to be a sponsor of BrickCon.

BrickCon 2021 celebrates 20 years with hybrid in-person and online convention [News]

Seattle’s BrickCon 2021 planning is underway as the longest-running LEGO fan convention celebrates its 20th year. Like most conventions, BrickCon moved to a completely virtual model for 2020, but this year the AFOL convention, occurring in Seattle Oct. 1-3, 2021, is planned to use a hybrid model with in-person registration limited to the first 400 adult fans, as well as many activities and games available for those who wish to attend virtually. Tickets will be available via BrickCon.org starting Aug. 1. Tickets to the adult fan in-person convention are $85 and grant access to the full 3-day convention, games, prizes, a goodie bag, and more. Tickets to the hybrid virtual convention will cost $25. Starting Sept. 1, public tickets for Saturday and Sunday will also be available.

The Brothers Brick is proud to be a sponsor of BrickCon. Read the full press release from BrickCon below.

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BrickCon 2020 Online brings the LEGO fun to you this weekend [News]

Saturday and Sunday this weekend, Oct. 3-4, you can join with hundreds of other LEGO fans from around in the world in some LEGO fun with the BrickCon virtual convention. Tickets are just $5, and including access to two full days of LEGO programming. Fans will get to interact with current and former LEGO set designers, ask questions of contestants from the LEGO Masters TV show, watch brick-built robots compete in arena-style duels, and more.

For adult fans who want an even more in-depth experience, tickets start at $25 and include access to quite a few additional panels, entry to door prize draws, play games, and more starting tonight and going through the weekend.

The Brothers Brick is proud to be an official sponsor of BrickCon.

BrickCon 2020 virtual convention this weekend, tickets still available [News]

BrickCon, the longest continuously running LEGO convention, is happening this weekend, October 2-4. Usually occurring in Seattle, this year the organizers have moved the con completely online. The adult-builder-focused con will consist of panels with special guests, breakout sessions on a variety of LEGO topics, games, trivia, prizes, and more. Various tiers of registration include the options to get a variety of swag, such as the con t-shirt, a surprise goodie bag, participation in the door-prize pool, and more. Ticket prices range from $25 to $80 depending on tier and shipping location, though we have been told that some tiers are close to selling out. Every AFOL-focused tier will get access to the full con experience.

For fans who just want to tune in see cool LEGO MOCs, visit the virtual Brick Bazaar, and watch a more limited live-stream of Q&As and builder discussions, more akin the typical public convention experience, tickets available for $5.


The Brothers Brick is proud to be an official sponsor of BrickCon. 

Virtual BrickCon 2020 seeks to blaze new trails by extending a global invite, and more [News]

Long before the Covid19 pandemic rocked the world, the BrickCon staff chose to playfully name this year’s theme “Hindsight”. The idea was based on the old expression, “hindsight is 20/20,” referring to past events and decisions being clearer in the present. It was hoped that the theme would spark creations that poked fun at the past. Unfortunately, most of us around the world could not have seen this coming, nor prevented it if we did. The irony has been palpable and even painful for millions of people across the globe. There’s no denying it’s been a tough year – for everyone. But one part of “hindsight” that benefits BrickCon, is the fact that it’s one of the last conventions of the year, and thus, they’ve had a chance to learn from all the rest. This con promises to be different than the others. Read on to learn how, and in what ways you can help.

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BrickCon 2020 is moving online in October with a full convention for adult fans of LEGO [News]

BrickCon today announced that its 2020 convention in October will be moving from the Space Needle to cyberspace. BrickCon is TBB’s “home convention” that usually gathers hundreds of talented LEGO builders in Seattle to exhibit their creations and meet fellow AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) from around the world. As you might expect due to the current state of the pandemic, a gathering of 500 attendees with more than 10,000 people from the general public isn’t feasible, so BrickCon organizers are translating the full convention to an online format.

BrickCon 2020 will be held online Oct. 2 – 4 with builder registration opening on Aug. 1st. The convention will feature a keynote, online MOC exhibition, building awards including Best of Show and People’s Choice, games, prizes, workshops, social events, and a virtual marketplace for LEGO-related vendors. The convention will also offer registered builders “BrickCon Bundles” for purchase that include mailed swag like exclusive t-shirts, engraved bricks, a custom LEGO kit, activities and “other surprises.”

For this year’s exhibition, BrickCon 2020 will also accept photorealistic renders of LEGO creations since the online format is capable of showcasing them well. An online convention also means that adult builders from anywhere across the globe can attend BrickCon 2020 at home without traveling. With everything going on in the world, The Brothers Brick is excited to see our fellow builders online at BrickCon 2020 in October!

The full BrickCon 2020 announcement, registration details, and contact information are included below.

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LEGO CMO Julia Goldin shares personal message to LEGO fan community [News]

Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer of LEGO, sent a message to LEGO fans and communities thanking them for their creativity during difficult times. In her message, she reflected on the tough global situation and shared some thoughts about how important the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) community is to her.

You can watch the video message and read a complete transcript below.

Read or watch LEGO CMO Julia Goldin’s message to the fan community

Portland’s biggest LEGO convention, Bricks Cascade 2020, is next weekend [News]

Portland’s premier LEGO convention, Bricks Cascade, is returning to the Oregon Convention Center next weekend. On February 29th and March 1st, builders from around the country (including several LEGO Masters contestants) will showcase thousands of amazing LEGO creations. There will be activities for kids of all ages including play areas, car racing, and photo opportunities. Vendors will also be selling minifigures, rare LEGO sets, LEGO-themed jewelry, custom gifts, and more. 

Tickets are $11 for an individual day pass or a $40 for a family four-pack day pass (kids under 3 are free). For the extremely excited LEGO fans out there, two-day passes are available online as well. Tickets are available either at the door, select Safeway locations or online. The show hours are 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


The Brothers Brick is a proud sponsor of Bricks Cascade. 

Only 2 weeks to Bricks LA 2020, Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, Jan 11-12 [News]

Bricks LA is Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, open to the public January 11-12. Builders from around the country will gather at the Pasadena Convention Center to showcase more than 13,000 square feet of amazing creations to eager LEGO fans of all ages. 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.

Bricks LA also offers a special experience for adult LEGO fans, beginning January 10. Participants will enjoy LEGO-related games, panels, prizes, and more, as well as be able to display their custom creations for the public. For more information, click here.


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

Just two months to Bricks LA 2020 [News]

Southern California’s premier LEGO convention, Bricks LA, is just two months away. Running January 10-12, LEGO fans will gather at the Pasadena Convention Center to showcase more than 19,000 square feet of cool creations. Registration for adult fans to attend all three days is $70, which includes participation in games, prizes and more, and you have until Nov. 29 to get registered to secure customized brick badges and other special perks.

Public tickets on Saturday and Sunday are only $5, with kids under 5 free, and are available online.


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

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.

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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!