We had a lot of fun at the Lego convention BrickUniverse when it landed at the Irving Convention Center last year. Sure, maybe we were a little intimidated seeing gigantic Lego models that were far better than anything we could ever hope to create ourselves, but that didn't squash the spirit of creativity that was inspired by the famous toy building blocks.
Dec. 3-4, BrickUniverse is back, though it's at Fair Park this time — the Automobile Building, specifically. New this year will be the "Brickmania Gallery," featuring a 27 foot model of the USS Missouri (which a press release calls the largest Lego ship in America), a 24 foot scene of D-Day and a six foot model of Brandenburg Gate, among other things.
Since we're also coming up on the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, BrickUniverse organizers promise a lot of Star Wars-related Lego content as well.
Event coordinator Greyson Beights (the young Lego superstar we interviewed last year, when he was just 15) said in a press release, "I can't wait to see the look on the faces of the children who come to the event and are confronted by the massive Lego models and have special opportunities to meet these Lego celebrities. We've produced tons of shows throughout the country, [and] I think this upcoming Dallas one will be the best yet."
Other attractions, according to BrickUniverse, include:
The Brick Art Gallery: over a dozen beautiful paintings all built from LEGO bricks
LEGO Friends Building Area: tons of LEGO Friends bricks to built with
- Big Brick Building: younger visitors can explore imagination through building with larger LEGO Duplo bricks
- LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and goodies
- Fan Zone: with creations from some of the world's best LEGO Fan Builders
- Jonathan Lopes: gallery of select works of LEGO Artist Jonathan Lopes, including a 7 foot high LEGO model of the Woolworth Building in New York City.
- LEGO Architecture: Building Zone with millions of LEGO white bricks to build architecture masterpieces
- Monochrome Building Zones: thousands of red and blue bricks
- BIONICLE Warrior Building: construct a LEGO BIONICLE Warrior
- And more!
Tickets start at $18, though children ages 2 and under are free.