BrickCon 2013

Do you like Lego? Of course you do, they're like Rainbow Dash; they're both inherently awesome. So wouldn't you love going to a convention where adult fans of the little plastic building blocks show off their awesome custom models and where you can buy exclusive and hard to find bricks and sets? Who wouldn't? Now what if I told you such a convention happens in our very own Seattle Center every year? You'd be annoyed that you didn't know about it for the past 11 years it's been going on?

Ok, enough of the sales pitch. Yes there really is a Lego convention ever year at the Center and it strikes me as the kind of thing you cool people would get a kick out of.

Also there is a reason why I'm bringing this up so early. And that reason is the number of MLP models I saw there last year. You want to know how many in saw. A grand total of zero. Zero? Not one Lego/Pony model anywhere at the whole con. So we need to change that. You see just about anyone can sign up to be a builder and put their models on display on the showroom floor. So how about it, let's try to get some awesome Lego/pony models on display at this year's Brickcon. You have three months so get building! The clock is ticking!

And here's some technical information, the convention itself is technically five days starting the first Thursday of October but not all of those days are open to the public. Only Saturday and Sunday are open to the public. The other days only registered builders are allowed in. Also the public days are very crowded, mostly with little kids and their families. Tickets are $9 a person and $32 for a family of 4+ a day. The registration fee for builders is $55.

Want more information about the public exhibition, check out this link: http://brickcon.org/

Want more information about sighing up to be a builder and the private exhibition, check out this link: http://brickcon.org/builders/

Anyone planning attending should wear thick soled shoes; after all stepping on a Lego hurts ;)

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  • Ermine N.

    Also, besides no Pony stuff, the giant, moving Great Ball Contraptions were at a minimum. In previous years they have had fantastic Rube Goldberg devices that sort colored balls and act as a slow-moving alphanumeric display welcoming you to the con. This year there were just a few small simple roller coasters and model trains around cities. No robots following lines on the table. Maybe those devices got their own con. *sniff*

    October 5, 2013

  • S1MP50N

    Hey everyone, I’ll be down there today all day. Look for the guy with the dark Bag of Holding (messenger bag) covered in pony pins running around taking pictures.

    October 5, 2013

    • Ermine N.

      I went with my sister, her daughter and her daughter's friend. It was my sister who spotted you so I could say hello. Too bad there were no pony related displays. :( Better luck next year.

      October 5, 2013

  • Forrest

    Anypony gonna be there on Sunday? I'm not sure that I can make it for Saturday.

    October 4, 2013

  • SR F.

    Have fun, y'all! (I unfortunately won't be there-- have a previous commitment to go to Oysterfest the same day.)

    September 9, 2013

  • Flips S.

    This sounds super cool. I'm in.

    July 31, 2013

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