One of the stores we visit to pick up our spare bricks is getting ready to run the first ever LEGO convention here in the Atlanta area. On October 9th & 10th, Bricks shop will host Celebricktion 2015, a LEGO convention for the LEGO fan of all ages!
According to the website, these are the planned events and attractions:
For this event, Lego builders Harry and Austin Nijenkamp “free built” (meaning no plans or drawings) an entire city with over one million LEGO pieces featuring parks, 12-foot plus high skyscrapers, streets and even a parade containing thousands of LEGO mini figures. It took over a year to build this amazing city.
Also at this event:
– A replica of Nijenkamp’s LEGO Studio to provide insight into how they create their giant exhibits.
– BRICKS custom 4′ MOCs including Helms Deep, Winter Village, Spooktacular Haunted Scene, and Pirate Island
– Custom 3D printed minifigure heads of your self
– A LEGO Robotics demonstration
– Kids Freebuild Area with over 100,000 LEGO Bricks
– Kids bounce house
– Play various LEGO games
– See various creations by other metro-Atlanta, LEGO enthusiasts.
– Many LEGO vendors selling hard to find new and used LEGO sets, custom minifigures/bricks, light kits and more
– Pictures with Mr. Bricks and other LEGO Mascots
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advanced. If you are LEGO enthusiast who wishes to display their MOCs at the event, tickets are available for $50, which includes a custom goodie bag with special events and contests for the duration of the convention.
This will be our first time attending a LEGO convention. We did attend an exhibition by Nijenkamp last year as a charity benefit for the Drake House… I just never got around to posting photos of the event. I’ll see about getting my review of the exhibition up, so you can get a preview of their free-built city. It was pretty awesome.
So, we have plans to attend as exhibitors and display our Winter Village setup we’ve been working on all year. I also have a few more ideas for MOCs to display, but if I plan on doing that, I have to get started building!
Have you ever attended or exhibited at a LEGO convention? What was your experience like?