It is almost January. This means that Brickvention is just around the corner. Brickvention is Australia’s premiere LEGO® Fan Convention and Public Exhibition. Starting on Friday, January 19th with a fan convention, there are two days of public exhibition running on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st. As in recent years, the event will take place in the beautiful heritage listed Royal Exhibitions Buildings, just a few minutes from the central business district of Melbourne. LEGO fans from around the country come to exhibit their LEGO Models, catch up with old friends and to make some new ones. All while sharing their passion for LEGO Bricks.Special guests in attendance this year include Mariann Asanuma from the United States, and Bailey Fullarton from Queensland. Mariann has worked as a builder in the model shop at LEGOLand California, and now works freelance builder. Her webpage can be found at modelbuildingsecrets.com. Bailey has an active interest in LEGO History and ephemera, including a large collection of multicoloured test 2×4 bricks. You can find his flickr page here. Oh yes, he also designed the absolutely super logo you now see at the top of the Rambling Brick homepage…
I always enjoy catching up with old friends, making some new ones and following the balls around the Great Ball Contraption. There will also be a silent auction, organised by the team from #brickstameet.
Tickets are now available and you can purchase them here through Trybooking.com. Adult tickets cost $18 and children’s (4-14 years) tickets are $9 each. Children under 4 years of age can enter for free. Sessions have timed entry every 20 minutes. Some sessions have already sold out, so I would encourage you to get yours soon.
I Have A Double Pass to Give Away:
Note: entries have now closed.
The Brickvention organising committee has given the Rambling Brick a double pass, for an Adult and a Child (4-14yrs), to attend the public exhibition at a time of their choosing over the weekend.
To enter: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, telling me what you most look forward to when you visit a LEGO exhibition. Entries close January 7th at 10pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time. I will draw the winner randomly, and publish some of the most interesting responses at that time. It goes without saying that you will need to be able to get yourselves to the Royal Exhibition Buildings at some point over the weekend of Brickvention in order to use the pass.
Feel free to follow the Rambling Brick and Brickvention on Facebook and Instagram, to keep up to date with the latest posts.
If you are coming along to Brickvention, be sure to come over and say ‘Hi,’ I love catching up with readers of the blog, as well as seeing what other fans put together. Who knows, Mystery Project X may well be finished by then too…time will tell.
I look forward to hearing what you enjoy seeing at public LEGO exhibitions – send those emails in. And in the mean time…