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Authored by Duncan McConchie

My greatest love as a child was LEGO. I would build intricately designed spaceships, multi-coloured castles, and re-enact scenes from various star wars films. The beauty of LEGO is that it is only limited by your imagination.

And while LEGO is little more than a passing interest of childhood for many people, it’s not just child’s play anymore. At 29 years of age, I’m an unabashed fan of Lego, and I’m far from being alone. Do people travel for lego?

Adults with a passion for LEGO know the difference between a plate, brick, wedge, washer and stud. Some weeks we spend more on LEGO than we do on groceries. We can finally spend the sort of cash that as a child you rarely got to blow on plastic figures, and we’re happy to make pilgrimages all over the world for an international convention or new store. List of lego conventions.

While you may just think of LEGO as construction toys and spaceships for kids, it is actually a whole lot more. Lego convention schedule. 

 Traveling For LEGO: Attending an International Brickvention

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LEGO’s adult fan base has grown so large in recent years that a market has emerged for international conventions. Billed as one of the premier LEGO Fan conventions in Australia, Brickvention is one which many people choose to travel for. What is the best way to travel with Lego and carry it?

A LEGO convention is primarily a space for people of all ages exhibit models they have built or collected. This can range from existing LEGO sets through to enormous custom designed and built displays stretching meters in length.

Some displays are a collaboration between a groups of people or feature professionally built models. In recent years the number of conventions has grown and grown, with small ones being held regularly throughout Australia. There are a number of much larger events held each year across the globe.

The following are a few photos of some of the incredible displays at Brickvention 2016. These models were not built out of a box or following a set of instructions. These come from exhibitors own creativity, hard work, and private LEGO collections. The level of detail is incredible.

Photos from Brickvention 2016

I loved the group built Micropolis, featuring a city built to an even smaller scale.

I loved the group built Micropolis, featuring a city built to an even smaller scale.

This incredible sea serpent looks stunning and is huge. Check out the details!

Victorian Trains Display

The Titanic in LEGO

Brickvention 2016

Brickvention 2016 was a two day event held in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building on the weekend of January 16-17. This year celebrated the 10th Brickvention, and saw more than 25,000 people walk through the doors. There was a LEGO fan day held on the Friday before which offered a much more relaxed atmosphere for the die-hard LEGO enthusiasts and exhibitors. portable lego storage box and carrying case.

Having been to a few shows in the past, I knew what to expect, but was blown away at the size and scale of Brickvention. Not only by the number of displays but also the amazing variety of sizes, styles and techniques displayed.

Even after spending nearly 4 days I was still finding displays I had not seen before or little details I had missed. The thousands of hours of work that goes into the event was clear, and I have to give a huge thank you to the organisers for the work they put in as well (this is a volunteer run event).

Some of my personal favourites include the Tower of 3 Kings, which was this stunning tiered middle-eastern bazar, built at a unique scale that captured incredible details that all worked together. Lego travel kit.

If you love LEGO, I strongly encourage you to get out to your local exhibition or show. Most are organised through local LEGO User Groups (LUGs) so if you are secretly wishing to play with LEGO once more chances are there are thousands of people in your area who do as well! Travel lego box.

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The master LEGO creator at Bricktease Australia, Duncan creates stop animation remakes including The Blues Brothers (below) and Casino Royale. Bricktease has everything you want to know about LEGO from photos to news and a weekly blog.

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  1. Okay, that blues brother’s lego is AWESOME!!! Nerding out a bit here! Never knew there was such a thing as a brickvention but if I was in town, I would totally go!

    • Isn’t it the best!! He’s incredibly talented at stop motion – highly recommending clicking through to his YouTube channel (link in bio above) and checking out the rest of his videos. Has some fabulous stuff on there!

  2. Love your blog. So happy to have discovered it. I have an older son who adored Lego as a kid. I’m passing this link on to him!

    • Thanks Teresa! Definitely let your son know to check out Duncan’s Youtube and blog – Bricktease has some fabulous content for anyone who loves LEGO!

  3. A “Brickvention?!” I love it!!! I also love the castle pictured at the end. At 2.5, our son is just now on the cusp of Lego territory, and methinks he will become a huge fan. Maybe he’ll be at the next Brickvention!

    • Isn’t the castle at the end a work of art!! I’m sure your son will love attending a Brickvention! It’s such a wonderful event for both children and adults alike :)

  4. Oh this is so cool! Thanks for sharing, I would’ve loved this as a kid… or now still ;)

    • Glad you enjoyed the post Lauren! … chances are you’ll enjoy something like Brickvention still :D

  5. Very unique event! It must be mind blowing to see some huge creations like this in Lego! Imagining the effort that must have gone into making them!
    Great captures from the event!

    • Absolutely Indrani – the hours or effort which go into each model really shows and it’s mind blowing the talent that people bring to these kind of events!

  6. Living near LEGOLAND Carlsbad, I get it. I think there are adults who visit the park who are more excited than their kids are. No shame in loving LEGOs!

    • Great attraction to have in your backyard Kate!! My sister took a family trip to Legoland last year with her two young boys, and I think half the adults were in fact more excited than the kids were :D

  7. Amazing travel comes in many shapes and styles for people. Lego is amazing. We have a lego exhibition in our town of Maffra every year in the local Memorial hall. I have pictures of the Eiffel tower and taj mahal that were at the exhibit

    • Thanks for the tip on the exhibition in Maffra Mark – will have to check that one out!

  8. My 9 year old is a hardcore Lego kid! What a great experience, I have to keep my eyes and ears opened for anything closer to home he can attend.

    • Absolutely JJ! And I’m sure you would love it every bit as he would … it’s fascinating from an adult standpoint even to just appreciate the amazing talent that goes into some of these designs!

  9. Oh my goodness, I had no idea this existed! Definitely something to keep in mind for my brothers who are LEGO crazy. The coolest Lego and travel related thing I can think of was purchasing a Burj Khalifa Lego model at the top of the Burj Khalifa.

    • Oooooh LEGO Burj Khalifa sounds amazing!! I’ve started seeing LEGO popping up in a number of gift stores and major landmarks – perhaps this is something I should start collecting – make myself a model map of the world :D!

  10. This is so cool! I never heard of anything like this before. The stuff that they can build with the Legos… wow!

    • Isn’t it phenomenal! The talent, imagination and effort people put into their designs and models is amazing!

  11. This is so fun, it reminds me of my childhood. There is a lego land in Malaysia, i think you should visit it.

    • Thanks for the tip on LEGO land Malaysia Bernard – haven’t yet been to Malaysia, so will make sure it’s on the list when I do!

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