BrickFair, the largest LEGO convention in the country, hits Birmingham, January 18-19

This 25-foot LEGO model of the USS Missouri battleship was on display at BrickFair at the BJCC in 2016. Photo via BrickFair

Heads up LEGO fans! BrickFair is coming back to Birmingham for its eighth year. Grab your tickets and attend the largest LEGO convention in the country.

LEGO is for Kids of All Ages

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Here I am in 2004 holding a ship I was very proud of. And yes, I did put it in the bathtub to see if it would float. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

I first learned about LEGO fan expos when I was a kid—the ultimate place for a LEGO enthusiast like myself. 

Unfortunately, there were no LEGO conventions in my hometown during my childhood. Also, the law does not allow a child to drive 3 hours to the nearest BrickFair, no matter how much he loves LEGO.

You can imagine my excitement when I found out that Birmingham has a world-class LEGO convention every year (plus a yearly LEGO day at McWane Science Center.)

P.S. Hey Mom. Just because I don’t play with my LEGO collection anymore, doesn’t mean you can throw it away!

What is BrickFair?

Remember the forest battle in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi? Someone made it in LEGO! Photo via BrickFair

Put simply, BrickFair is the best place to be a LEGO fan.

It’s a chance to discover incredible LEGO creations from some of the most gifted builders in the country. But most importantly, BrickFair is a place where LEGO fans of all ages can learn and be inspired by each other.

Whether you’re a KFOL (Kid Fan of LEGO), TFOL (Teenage Fan of LEGO), AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) or even someone who never played with LEGO, there is something for everyone at this spectacular event.

Here Are the Details

A LEGO version of “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, the 1665 oil painting by Johannes Vermeer. Photo via BrickFair

When: January 18-19, 2020
Where: 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Tickets are $14 at the door, but order online for a discount!

  • Saturday: 10AM-5PM – $13, 1PM-5PM – $8.50
  • Sunday: 10AM-5PM – $13, 1PM-5PM – $8.50

Do your inner child a favor and grab some tickets to BrickFair 2020. Tag us on social @bhamnow to show us your favorite LEGO creation.

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer at Bham Now

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