It is never too early to talk about LEGO conventions that are upcoming later in the year. Bricks by the Bay is back again this year for their fifth straight year and will be held on August 7-10, 2014. There are some new things happening at the event. One is the increased floor space. There is now over 33,000 square feet of LEGO goodness. There will now be two ballroom spaces for AFOLs and LEGO fans to show off their creations. There is also an extra day for attendees to participate in different events held at the convention. There will be more details of the convention as we get closer to the date. Read more about Bricks by the Bay 2014 in their press release below:
Fifth Annual BRICKS BY THE BAY Convention coming this August
LEGO® builders and fans convention August 7-10, 2014
Northern California-March 2014: It is time to mark calendars for LEGO® artists, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and fans for the Fifth Annual Bricks By the Bay convention coming this summer: August 7-10, 2014. The convention will be hosted at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California.
“This year marks a special milestone for Bricks By the Bay,” said Bill Ward, director and president of the organization. “This will be our fifth annual convention. We held our first in April of 2010 and were blown away by the incredible reception, both among LEGO® builders and fans but also the general public.
Bricks By the Bay 2014 has two new features: increased floor space – over 33,000 square feet – and an extra day. There will be two large ballroom spaces for AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®) and other enthusiasts to show off their MOCs (aka My Own Creations) and hobnob with fellow builders. And, the attendee convention has added, this year, a third day: Thursday, August 7, giving convention attendees a third day to participate in special workshops, games and other events.
Said Russell Clark, on the Board of Directors for the convention and avid builder himself, “Our theme for this year is Fun & Games. Convention attendees are invited to create original designs that fit with the theme. I’ve seen some amazing sculpture and mosaic work done using LEGO® and can’t wait to see what people bring to the event. But in addition to that we’ll have plenty of the usual trains, spaceships, castles, and other traditional LEGO® models.”
LEGO® building clubs, also known as LUGs (LEGO® User Groups) are invited to bring group displays. “Having so much more display space, with the addition of a second ballroom, makes this possible,” said Ward.
Bricks By the Bay draws hobbyists and clubs from around the country…even internationally…and features club displays, individual MOC’s, contests, vendors, keynote speakers and the final day of convention, August 10, 2014 will include an “Open to the Public” time where the general public can come in and view the many creations on display.
Information about the event schedule, convention registration information and the Open Public Day can be found at the website: http://www.bricksbythebay.com.
LEGO® and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.
“Bricks By the Bay” and the bridge logo are trademarks of Bricks By the Bay, Inc. Logo designed by Russell Clark and Brad Kidwell.
Bricks By the Bay, Inc. is a volunteer-run non-profit corporation 501©(3).