BrickCon is a four-day convention for Adult Fans Of LEGO* (AFOL) and LEGO collectors, builders, and enthusiasts from around the country and around the world. It’s the longest running LEGO convention in a single location. Part of the convention is the two-day BrickCon Exhibition, open to the public and featuring LEGO displays built by AFOL. Hundreds of builders bring models they have worked on throughout the year. If you are interested in LEGO–casually or intensely–you will want to get a ticket for the BrickCon Exhibition. Tickets: $11-$17. Ticket prices vary depending on time of entry and are good for ONE day only with specified entrance time. BrickCon tickets typically sell out before the show opens, so buy tickets as soon as possible. Advance tickets usually go on sale starting in July. More info: http://brickcon.org/
*LEGO is an abbreviation of two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. It’s both the name of the company, and their ideal. LEGO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. The company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. The LEGO plastic building brick in its present form was launched in 1958. The interlocking principle with its tubes makes it unique and offers unlimited building possibilities. It’s just a matter of getting the imagination going, then letting a wealth of creative ideas emerge through play. DUPLO bricks are twice the size of traditional LEGO bricks, making them easier to handle and less likely to be swallowed by children aged 1-1/2 to 5. Despite their size, DUPLO are compatible with traditional LEGO bricks. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.