A very good expierence for kids love legos.
The kids will love it! But honestly i think it was overpriced for what it was. If they add more interaction and kid activitiues it would be better. Also way more sculptures are needed too.
This one was not as good as the one we went to in Biloxi MS. The Biloxi one had building and racing competitions as well as more stations to spark their creativity. The Austin had more stuff but also had video games. My son spent all his time playing video games instead of using his creativity building Legos. I couldn't get him away from them. I could have saved my money and stayed home.
If you are a lego enthusiast, you might enjoy this, but the lack of engaging activities and the high number of vendor/booths make this less exciting for younger kids looking to play/create.
Bring your credit card, your kids will want everything!
Pretty small convention. Had a few cool things, but VIP was not necessary. Spent four hours and that was enough.
Its was no fun, Our expectation was to see lots of Lego giant builds like "Woody" from toy story. There was only one, it should has cost much less for what was available. Great for small children that know no better.
If this is how Brick Fest is going to be...DO NOT SPEND THE MONEY!!!It is not worth the money even with a Groupon rate and discount. I ended up paying $16.80 a piece for 3 tickets plus 6 bucks for parking. We have gone to Brick Fest in Austin the past 2 times that it has come down here and it was fantastic. However, this year it was about 3/4 the size, they had comic book vendors and baseball vendors. They have never had them there before. They had one life size Lego fiqure (Woody) and that was it. It was a bunch of Legos on the floor with a couple live events but nothing like in the past Fest. We lasted an hour and that was pushing it. Normally we would have stayed for the whole 4 hour shift and still wanting more, this was not the case this year. This was like a garage sale. I will be sending an email to Lego headquarters to let them know how this Brick Fest was a complete rip off and completely misrepresents Lego. My 13 year old son and his 12 year old friend were so let down. They still can't believe this was the same Brick fest from 2 years ago... If you read this before purchasing Please rethink your decision!! I wish I could get my money back. Brick Fest you have lost a couple of great supporters and we will be letting other Lego builders around our neighborhood that couldn't make it to this event to rethink the next time it comes out to Austin or possibly anywhere else.
It was geared more towards kids, a lot of opportunities for them to build going on, which is great but I didnt bring my kid with me. Hopefully more vendors next time and more Lego sculpts out for us to see.
A little pricey for what it is
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For many, the fascination with LEGO bricks begins in childhood and endures into adulthood. The inspiration and education behind the custom creations and constructions merely increase in size along with the person. Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to come celebrate their mutual affection, build new creations, and see some truly mind-blowing LEGO sculptures to help set the imagination free. Attractions include the Brick Fest Derby, where participants build and race a LEGO derby car down a 35-foot track; a Mosaics section, where guests create art using a colorful variety of 1x1 LEGO bricks; and Inspiration Stations, where fans can build custom creations and add them to existing LEGO cities. Visiting vendors also sell new, vintage, and custom LEGO accessories only available at Brick Fest Live events.
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