There was a time in my early days of motherhood where LEGOs were the bane of my life, as they often ended up underfoot. You’d be surprised at the curse words that spew from your mouth and the sudden pain that stepping on a LEGO will elicit. But there’s also nothing more fun, whether you’re a parent or not, than sitting down with a new LEGO set and creating a tiny world.
Brick Fest Live, like a massive convention for LEGO lovers, is coming to Sacramento the weekend of Sept. 23 and 24. At $25–$45 a person, this event would not be cheap for a family, but worth every penny, and no vulnerable bare feet to diminish the joy of LEGOs.
Turn any corner and be amazed by the scale and imagination that went into producing this traveling event. See what is built when interactive exhibits allow attendees to make their own mosaic tile or contribution to the giant LEGO wall. Build your own Lego derby car and race it down a track. Play mini golf in a course made of—you guessed it—LEGOs. Check out giant LEGO creations that use robotics to breathe life and movement into a variety of structures. Throw your hat into a LEGO video game tournament. Visit the glow gallery full of LEGO creations that glow in the dark. And shop exclusive vintage, rare and anything-you-can-imagine LEGO pop-ups if you want to drop some extra skrilla and take some LEGO fun home. There’s a great video on the homepage of Brickfestlive.com you can check out, and while you’re there, you’ll find a link where you can purchase tickets.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 14 of issue #248 (Sept. 11 – 25, 2017)**