2016 marks the 15th BrickCon. Join Us! Buy Tickets online here or at the door.
BrickCon is an annual Convention put on by Adult LEGO® Hobbyists – also known as AFOLs or Builders. The convention lasts four days (Thursday through Sunday) the first weekend in October. We invite the Public into the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy and share our love of LEGO®. We call this BrickCon Exhibition.
Hundreds of Builders attend our convention and bring models they have worked on throughout the year. We have thousands of LEGO® creations ranging from small creations with a few well placed parts that one can immediately recognize up to huge creations with tens of thousands of parts that create entire scenes or amazing visions.
Spend time with our Builders and learn their LEGO® building secrets.
Vote for your favorite creation – our People’s Choice award is selected by You.
Photography and video capture is welcome and encouraged. Use #BrickCon2016 when posting.
During the Exhibition, kids of all ages are invited to build their own masterpieces in our Building Zone. We provide LEGO® bricks appropriate for all ages from baby to adult. These masterpieces are put on display for all to enjoy. Sorry, we cannot allow these builds to go home with the visitors who built them.
BrickCon Exhibition also has many Vendors who sell everything LEGO®-related one can imagine. Sets – new, old, custom (not LEGO® created) sets. Parts – new, old, used and custom. T-shirts and jewelry. Play and storage accessories. One does not have to wait for BrickCon to acquire these items. Please visit our Vendors and Sponsors for more information.
We ask that strollers be left outside our Exhibition. We provide a stroller parking area for your convenience.
We are wheelchair accessible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What IS the BrickCon Exhibition?
The BrickCon Exhibition is where everyone is invited to view thousands of hobbyist-built LEGO® models and displays created using hundreds of thousands of LEGO® pieces. Inside, there will be our Building Zone – where everyone can use our LEGO® pieces to build whatever their imaginations direct, and our Brick Bazaar – where LEGO®-related stuff may be purchased.
When and where is the Exhibition?
Our 15th annual BrickCon Exhibition will be held October 1st and 2nd, 2016 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, which is on Mercer Street just across from the Parking Garage. We will be open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, Oct. 1st, and 9:00am to 3:00pm Sunday, Oct. 2nd.
How much to get in?
Children ages 4 and under are free, but strollers are not welcome. (We have a stroller parking area just outside the entrance for your use.)
The online admission price is $10 per Individual (plus small fee), $36 per Family or Group of 4 (plus small fee). Buyers will save money by purchasing tickets online here.
The at-the-door price is $12 per Individual, $40 per Family or Group of 4. Our ticket booth, where we accept cash, credit cards and checks, will open 9:00am on Saturday and 8:00am Sunday.
Will this event have vendors selling LEGO® parts and sets?
Yes! There will indeed be vendors selling LEGO® related stuff: T-shirts, individual parts and sets – including many older, discontinued sets, and many custom items. There is no way of knowing precisely what will be available – come and explore for yourself!
Can I use a credit card to pay the vendors?
Some BrickCon vendors do accept credit cards, but all BrickCon vendors accept cash.
Can I bring in my own LEGO® creation(s) to display at the Exhibition?
No. We don’t allow you to bring in displays or creations. However, you can build whatever you like in our Building Zone, which will have a dedicated place for its display.
Will BrickCon be coming to my city?
No. BrickCon is a Seattle native and has no plans to relocate or spread out. There are numerous events similar to BrickCon held around the US at different times of the year.
Is there more than the Public Exhibition available?
Yes. BrickCon has two parts:
Convention – where Adult LEGO® Hobbyists (AFOLs) come together to share friendship, ideas, and activities with fellow hobbyists and to display their amazing creations. If you are an adult (18 or older) who enjoys the hobby of working with LEGO® elements – then you should Register and plan to join us for four (4) 15-hour days of fun and friendship. Persons aged 14 to 17 can attend but they must be accompanied by an adult who also registers, attends and supervises.
Exhibition – where people of all ages and interest levels come to view our amazing creations and be inspired to build themselves. If you are interested in LEGO® at all, you should come to our BrickCon Exhibition on Saturday and/or Sunday and see the amazing things made with LEGO® elements and meet the awesome people who build them!
What if I want to have a larger role in BrickCon than just the Exhibition?
As indicated above, BrickCon is at two levels – Exhibition and Convention. For those over the age of 14 truly into the LEGO® Hobby, please see our Builder website. Be aware that for any person aged 14 to 17 there must be an adult who also registers, attends and supervises. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to become Registered Attendees of our Private Convention.