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7 Reasons this Weekend's New Mexico Brick Convention is a CAN'T-MISS Event!


As hosts to the biggest fair in the region, we are rarely lacking in enthusiasm for big, fun-filled, and exceptional events at EXPO NM. That said, we’re pretty darn excited that this weekend EXPO will be home to the New Mexico Brick Convention, the “ultimate LEGO® fan event, built by LEGO fans, for LEGO fans.”

Hardcore LEGO enthusiasts already know that the convention, which takes place on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 in the Manuel Lujan Jr. Complex is a must-attend event. From the extravagant LEGO displays to the professional LEGO artists to the hands-on brick pits for kids, the gathering is a unique opportunity to engage in a fun, family-friendly one-of-a-kind experience. Even if you aren’t a long-time LEGO loyalist, we’re sharing a handful of reasons why you won’t want to miss it!

1.The LEGO displays are legendary and awe-inspiring

The convention is an incredible opportunity to witness some of the most fantastical, elaborate, imaginative and expansive displays of LEGO designs that you’ll ever see. The phenomenal attractions include life-size displays, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Marvel themed creations, LEGO cities and castles, as well as brick-built botanical arrangements.

2.These exhibits are a (literal) work of art!

These brick-built mosaics created by skilled LEGO artisans and craftsmen are like nothing you’ve ever seen. If it’s your first visit to a LEGO convention, you’re in for a real treat.

3.Photo ops galore

Not only are photos allowed, they are strongly encouraged at the Brick Convention. You will find plenty of ‘grammable opportunities including the option to arm yourself with a LEGO constructed light sabre and stand ready for your action shot.

Oh, and don’t forget to snap a pic with one of the LEGO celebrities while taking part in an impromptu meet and greet.

4.There’s fun for the whole family!

When they aren’t staring wistfully at the incredible LEGO creations and inventions, LEGO enthusiasts of all ages will want to get hands-on with some LEGOs in the ever-popular brick pits. The kids (and quite a few adults) will be so immersed in the endless supply of LEGOs that you may have a hard time convincing them when it’s time to go home.

5.LEGO-centric vendors & merch-a-plenty!

Vendors at the LEGO shows offer a wide variety of LEGO and LEGO-inspired items for purchase. What better way to capture a “piece” of the action (pun-intended) than to take some LEGO merchandise home with you? Between the mini figures, and LEGO accessories, vintage and collectibles as well as new sets, we’re sure you won’t leave empty handed.

6.Meet LEGO-lebrities

According to their website, Brick Conventions feature multiple special guests including artists, creators, authors, content creators, and even contestants from the popular LEGO MASTERS. Fans and newbies alike will be impressed by their brushes with LEGO fame.

7.A percentage of proceeds go to a great cause!

A percentage of New Mexico Brick Convention proceeds go to Creations for Charity, LEGO’s fundraiser to gift LEGO sets for kids whose families cannot otherwise afford them. So while you’re having the time of your life engaging in your own personal LEGO land, you’ll be contributing to a great cause.

In sum and according to their website, Brick Convention is a great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan, with lots to see and do. Intrigued? Tickets are going fast with some sessions already sold out. Log on to the Brick Convention site to buy yours now before they’re all gone!

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