BrickCon is a four-day convention held by Adult Fans Of LEGO (AFOL), LEGO collectors, LEGO builders. Highly anticipated and attended by LEGO enthusiasts from around the country and around the world, BrickCon is 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. There are thousands of creations ranging from small models with just a few parts, to huge creations with tens of thousands of parts that create entire scenes or amazing visions.
If you are interested in LEGO–casually or intensely–you will want to get a ticket for the BrickCon Exhibition.
The name ‘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. LEGO products have changed over the years, but the foundation (pun intended?) remains the traditional LEGO interlocking brick. 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.
There are more than 600 LEGO products, including over 330 sets. 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.
Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in Denmark, the LEGO company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandchild of the founder.
What to see and do at BrickCon
See thousands of models built by adult LEGO Hobbyists. Meet the awesome people who build them and learn their building secrets. Vote for your favorite creation, a People’s Choice award is selected each year.
Build your own masterpiece with LEGO parts in the Building Zone. LEGO bricks appropriate for all ages from baby to adult are available. These masterpieces are put on display for all to enjoy. (Sorry, you can’t take them home.)
Purchase current, past, and custom (non-LEGO) sets, individual parts, and minifigs at the Brick Bazaar, including many older and discontinued sets. Vendors will also be selling LEGO t-shirts, jewelry, accessories, storage accessories, and custom items. Most BrickCon vendors only accept cash.
Photography and video capture is welcome and encouraged. Use #BrickCon2017 when posting to social media.
2018 BrickCon Seattle
When: Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7 from 10am to 4pm.
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, located on the north side of Seattle Center on Mercer St just east of 3rd Ave N.
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 well before the show opens, so buy tickets as soon as possible.
BrickCon Tickets fine print:
- Children 4 and Under Enter Free.
- Active Service Members with Military ID enter free (at the door only – advance tickets not available).
- Door Tickets may not be available if Online Tickets are sold out (does not affect Active Service tickets).
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109