If you’ve been keeping up with some of the RebelLUG guys over the last few months, you may have heard some excitement about Brickworld Chicago. A lot of us went last year, hung out with a met a bunch of new and legendary builders in the community. This year even more LEGO YouTubers and RebelLUG members will be attending. I’ve personally gone to many conventions through the years. Since 2011 I’ve been to Brickcon, Bricks by the Bay, BricksLA, and Brickworld. Here are some my bricks to prove it.
These conventions are an absolute blast. Most last four entire days, from sunrise till as late as need be the next night, some even longer. For those of you who haven’t ever attended a convention as an attendee (some who displays and stays for the full event) I’ll go ahead and explain the basic run down of a few on-goings at the convention.
Of course there’s a complete world and a half of MOCs displayed by a huge variety of talented builders there. Anyone there is undoubtedly on a constant sugar high from all the eye candy across the room. If you’re interested, I’ve got two video tours of both BricksLA and Brickworld, so you can get an idea of what the atmosphere is all about.
Then obviously with all this talent lurking around, there are a lot of great opportunities to meet other extremely experienced MOC builders or AFOLs. I’ve made a lot of great friends attending conventions, while also learning a lot by simply having conversations with them. But of course that’s not the only way to learn new ideas or LEGO building techniques. Workshops and seminars are happening all throughout the day where experts who specialize in a specific area of the LEGO hobby can teach a bunch of other fans what they know. There is so much knowledge to pick up on in the convention center, it’s never worth missing out.
Now if you’ve seen some of the LEGO people have brought home from conventions, possibly in a haul video, it probably goes without saying that there’s an endless selection of awesome deals to be found at LEGO conventions. In the past I’ve come home with tons of parts or sets sold without the figures for a ridiculously low price.
I’ve never met someone who had a bad experience at a LEGO convention. Infact, I’ve never heard anything except having a total blast. Without a doubt worth the price of admission.