Our friends over at Brick Fest Live has released a press release for their flagship LEGO show, Philly Brick Fest 2017.
Philly Brick Fest® LEGO® Fan Convention April 20 – April 23, 2016
Philly Brick Fest, the 4-day Fan of LEGO Convention returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center April 20th – April 23rd, 2016 in Oaks, PA.
2017 marks the 4th year for Philly Brick Fest. Once again the event will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and will occupy 140,000 square feet of space, making it the largest fan-created LEGO event in North America.
LEGO builders from around the globe are invited to showcase their fan-built creations, learn building techniques from one another, interact with other fans, participate in building challenges and activities, and most of all enjoy a fun-filled weekend with like-minded LEGO Maniacs!
“In 2017 we are doing something different” said Chad Collins, founder of Learn With Bricks Inc., the production company behind Philly Brick Fest and the largest touring LEGO event in America, Brick Fest Live.
“This year, for the first time ever, 100% of all registration dues will be used to build a LEGO-themed classroom in a Kenya, Africa with the charity World Teacher Aid. We are always looking for ways to support great causes and have run several success campaigns with the Make-A- Wish foundation, the 501st Legion, and Extra Life. Now we have a chance to introduce LEGO to a new group of children that have never been exposed to it before. It’s the looks on their faces that I’m looking forward to the most.” said Collins.
Amy Mclaren, founder of World Teacher Aid said “We are honoured, thrilled and very grateful not only to the team at Philly Brick Fest, but also to the many families who will take part in the event. The money raised from this initiative will construct a classroom that will help change the lives of thousands for years to come.”
This 4-day Philly Brick Fest experience is open to all LEGO enthusiasts, interested in connecting with other builders and having their creations on display for the public to enjoy during the weekend public hours of Brick Fest Live.
For the first time, Beyond the Brick, the popular YouTube channel dedicated to the LEGO Fan community will be broadcasting from the event. "Beyond the Brick is very excited to be covering Philly Brick Fest in 2017! This will be our first Brick Fest event and we can't wait to meet the amazing LEGO fans that will be at the show. If you’re a fan of Beyond the Brick make sure to say hi if you see us at the show!" said show host Joshua Hanlon.
Registration information for the 4-day event is located at BrickFestLive.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chad Collins
Brick Fest Live LEGO® Experience April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
Brick Fest Live returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on April 22 – 23, 2017. Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.
With 140,000 square feet of LEGO goodness, Brick Fest Live will have millions of LEGO bricks on display and ready for play. See life-sized LEGO models and cities come to life that are created by world-renowned builders who have been featured in countless books, blogs, YouTube videos, and publications.
“It’s the one show we have circled on our calendars all year long,” said Chad Collins, founder of Learn With Bricks Inc. and producer of Brick Fest Live. “The Philly show was the one that started it all for Brick Fest Live back in 2014.
These events for LEGO Maniacs new and old, to let them experience LEGO in ways that can only be done at these large-scale events. You can see amazing creations built by LEGO fans just like you, and then immediately put that inspiration to work at one of many building stations on the show floor”.
The 2017 spectacle will also feature characters and movie props from several LEGO themes including Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Jurassic World.
In addition to the thousands of creations on display, the event includes hands-on building attractions and the largest variety of LEGO-themed merchandise under one roof.
● The Brick Show Experience: Meet popular YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show and be featured on in an upcoming video
● Brick Fest Derby: Build and race your custom built LEGO derby car down one of our 35-foot long timed tracks
● Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to large-scale mystery floor mosaic
● Robotics: LEGO and machines collide to create moving remote controlled creations to see and use
● Inspiration Stations: Add to existing LEGO cities and make them your own by building custom creations
● Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO title head to head
● Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links
● Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment: Participate in LEGO trivia all while taking a break from what will be an overwhelming amount of awesome
● Jaw-Dropping Mosaics: Help build a Guinness World Record-setting mystery floor mosaic and use 1×1 LEGO bricks to create your own mini-masterpiece
● Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from any of the many merchants in attendance
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Additional Dates: Nashville, TN (January 21 – 22), Atlanta, GA (February 25 – 26), Charleston, SC (March 18 – 19),
Philadelphia, PA (April 22 – 23), Charlotte, NC (June 3-4), Buffalo, NY (June 24-25), Kansas City, MO (July 8-9),
Pittsburgh, PA (July 15-16), Scottsdale, AZ (July 22-23), Austin, TX (July 29-30), Denver, CO (August 12-13), Portland,
OR (August 19-20), Pasadena, CA (August 26-27), Sacramento, CA (September 23-24), Houston, TX (October 21-22)
More dates added regularly at brickfestlive.com
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Learn With Bricks Inc. is not associated with the LEGO® Group of Companies and is the independent producer of Philly Brick Fest® and Brick Fest Live. LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group. Philly Brick Fest® is a registered trademark of Learn With Bricks Inc. © 2016 Learn With Bricks Inc.
Last night on NBC, acapella group Pentatonix had their Christmas Special and it premiered their music video “Up on the Housetop” which was a collaboration with LEGO. They’ve now released the video on YouTube which takes advantage of the 360° technology so you can use Google Cardboard viewer for a better viewing experience. Last week, they offered an exclusive the LEGO Pentatonix Google Cardboard (see above) for a limited time.
I’ve held off reporting on this a few days ago but it seems that other sites are also reporting on it as well. A Macau toy store called Digibee has posted an image of a new The LEGO Batman Movie polybag called Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607). The polybag includes two new variants of Batman in some very eccentric outfits. There’s no mentioning of the distribution of the polybag but I’ve seen rumors on Instagram that the polybag will be given out at theaters, similar to what they did with The LEGO Movie polybags.
The polybag joins a number of other polybags that will be released in conjunction with the movie including Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522), The Joker Battle Training (30523), and Mini Batwing (30524). Again, no word on the distribution of those except for the Mini Batwing when you can get it for free with purchases of $35 or more starting on December 27.
The four The LEGO Batman Movie sets that are currently available are on sale over on Amazon. These sets include:
It’s a little surprising to see these new sets on sale this early but it is still the holiday shopping season so it’s good for consumers. As usual, please use the links to make your purchases as it does help support the site.
Amazon currently has the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057) at $58.99 which is 41% off the normal price and one of the lowest prices the set has been at. Since it is at this price, you can probably get two to make a complete bridge for a little bit over the regular price.
A few weeks ago, LEGO officially announced that they will be coming out with Collectible Minifigures (71017) for The LEGO Batman Movie. LEGO was kind enough to send in a full box for us to review so let’s check out the minifigures in detail.There will be 20 total to collect and they will be available starting on January 1 for $3.99 each although I’m hearing that other parts of the world have price increases for them.
The LEGO promotional period for the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man (5005156) is now live on [email protected]. You can get for free with purchases of $50 or more from December 12-18, while supplies last. I’ve seen images of this Gingerbread Man side-by-side next to the original one from the Series 11 Collectible Minifigures (71002) and this new one is actually a little darker than the previous one however it does not come with the red “Dunk Me” cup.