LEGO convention bringing two days of imaginative fun to New Orleans

The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is set to return with two days of imaginative fun at the Pontchartrain Civic and Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19.

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Organizers say the fan event builds on LEGO’s amazing popularity and ingenuity with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks.

After a completely sold out inaugural event in 2019, organizers predict next year’s event to be “one of the best that they have ever produced,” according to a release.

At past events, the team at BrickUniverse saw thousands of LEGO fans show up to enjoy live LEGO builds, the Building Zone with thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, and select galleries of amazing and life-sized LEGO models.

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BrickUniverse brings renown professional LEGO artists from around the world.

A LEGO NASA gallery from award-winning LEGO artist Lia Chan is one of this year’s new featured attractions. Her work has been featured in many exhibits and museums including recently at the Frontiers of Flight aerospace museum at Dallas Love Field.

Attendees will be able to see a scaled LEGO versions of the International Space Station and a Kennedy Space Center launch complex, among other aerospace-themed displays.

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Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes of San Diego, California will showcase more than 30 of his select LEGO displays and will be at the convention all weekend. Lopes will also talk to attendees about his life as a professional LEGO artist and how they can become LEGO master builders.

Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will bring over 50 LEGO models of world famous landmarks. Attendees can see the largest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, the full Westminster Palace in London, and other famous landmarks built from LEGO bricks.

More professional LEGO artists that will be at the show will be announced at a later day.

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Other attractions include:

  • 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
  • Star Wars Zone: build spaceships and more with thousands of LEGO STAR WARS themed bricks
  • The Building Zone: thousands of bricks laid out for attendees to build with

Tickets for the event are $15, available for purchase online. Tickets are $18 at the door, if the event doesn’t sell out in advance. Organizers say early booking is advised.

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