SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield is hosting its first-ever LEGO convention this weekend at the MassMutual Center.

The Springfield Brick Convention will be held on August 19th and 20th at the MassMutual Center. Tickets are $14.99 and are available on their website for either date.

According to the MassMutual Center, there are two sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday is sold out. The 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. has limited tickets.

It is being asked to enter through the box office entrance on Bruce Landon Way. Paid admission is required for all attendees ages three and up, including parents and/or guardians. Children two years old and under can get in free.

The LEGO fan convention will be twice the size as originally planned at the MassMutual Center. The Springfield Brick Convention will be one of the largest LEGO events in the world.

Professional LEGO artists from around the United States will display their amazing LEGO creations and meet fans. There will also be meet-and-greets with different LEGO celebrities. 

  • LEGO building

The event will be supporting Creations for Charity, where a portion of the proceeds at the event are going to the all-volunteer nonprofit organization. Creations for Charity is an organization that buys new LEGO sets for underprivileged kids during the holidays.

People will be able to get creative in the Construction Zone, with thousands of bricks available, along with live builds to watch and engage with. Galleries will also be set up with life-sized LEGO models on display.

Additional attractions include:

  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise, retired LEGO sets, new LEGO Sets, Hard-to-Find LEGO, and goodies from multiple different vendors
  • Star Wars Zone: Amazing LEGO creations from the Star Wars universe
  • Brick Pits: with thousands of LEGO bricks to build with
  • Castle Build Zone: build a medieval LEGO creation onsite
  • Professional LEGO artist meet-and-greets
  • Fan Zone: epic LEGO creations built by local fan builders

No bags, backpacks, or briefcases are allowed at the event, except for:

  • a clutch/purse no larger than 5″x7″
  • a medical bag
  • a diaper bag (with a child in attendance)

The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”, according to the LEGO website. The LEGO Group was founded back in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and the company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the grandchild of the founder.

The brick that you see today was launched back in 1958. The interlocking principle with its tubes makes the brick unique and offers unlimited building possibilities.

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