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.
Beyond the Brick has posted a 1.5 hour long video tour of Brickworld Chicago. It’s the closest thing there is to checking out the exhibits in person.
The annual Fairy Bricks charity raffle has begun! For £1, you can purchase a raffle ticket through PayPal to win Lego products from autographed sets to the newest exclusives like the 10242 Mini Cooper. Fairy Bricks is a UK based charity that donates Lego sets to children’s hospitals across the world. Check out photos of their donations and learn more about this awesome charity on fairybricks.org.
LUG Brasil is hosting their third annual Lego convention in São Paulo next weekend. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out. For most of us who aren’t, you can take a look at LUG Brasil’s website for photos from their previous events.
The fifth annual Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of Lego creations from anyone wanting to help raise money to buy Lego for underprivileged children. From now until November 15th, anyone can donate a Lego creation for sale in the fundraiser. All you have to do is fill out a form and be prepared to ship the creation directly to the buyer. For the budget builders, you can still choose to be reimbursed for the cost of making your creation, and as usual there are unique gifts to reward your help. It is always my pleasure to invite you to participate in the Lego community’s tradition of giving back!
Here are last year’s donations to four cities in the US and in Chile and Croatia. To learn more about Creations for Charity, watch the promo video or visit creationsforhcharity.org.
If you are planning to attend Brickworld Chicago from June 12-16 but have not yet registered, you have until May 13 to do so before registration closes. Visit their website for registration info and important deadlines for attendees.
The Portuguese LEGO Users Group (PLUG) is hosting a LEGO show in Oeiras, Portugal this coming weekend, April 26-28.
Here are the complete details in the organizers’ press release (with some minor edits for readability):
PLUG (Portuguese LUG) is going to run its annual, largest Lego fan event (Oeiras BRInKCa 2013) next weekend from April 26th through the 28th. The event will be in Oeiras, Portugal at Leões de Porto Salvo sport facilities, with over 1,200 square meters of exhibition and Lego-selling areas. You will have the opportunity to see models and dioramas from Portuguese and international builders, meet the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and enjoy several activities/workshops.
LUG 4/2, the LEGO Users Group of New Zealand, will be hosting the Christchurch Brick Show this July at the Air Force Museum.
The Christchurch Brick Show is back for 2013, boasting the biggest Lego Show in New Zealand!
After a huge success last year, the team is taking the show to new heights with a new much larger venue, and models to please fans of every age and stage. The show is being held July 20th and 21st at the Christchurch’ Air Force Museum, with public open hours 9am-5pm. Ryan McNaught, The southern hemisphere’s only Lego Certified professional, will also be present at the show along with his famous 5m tall Saturn V. There will be hundreds of models plus a huge building area for kids to build to their hearts content – plus all sorts of other fun! There will also be an AFOL event on the Saturday night which will be a great time to meet like-minded enthusiasts!
Registrations for Exhibitors, AFOL’s and Sellers are all now open, so head over to the LUG4/2 website for details and signup.
See you in July!