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This is awesome! First LEGO convention coming to Jacksonville this year

Jacksonville is going to have its first ever LEGO convention.
Jacksonville is going to have its first ever LEGO convention. (Photos provided by BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Brick builders get ready for everything to be awesome!

Jacksonville’s first LEGO convention is coming to town when the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention arrives at the Expo Center at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds on Oct. 2 and 3.

LEGO fans can enjoy live LEGO builds, the Building Zone with thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, and select galleries of amazing and life-sized LEGO models.

The organizers have predicted that the Jacksonville event will be sold out and purchasing tickets early is highly recommended.

Starting today, tickets ($15) are available for either day at www.brickuniverse.com/jacksonville.

LEGO fans can enjoy live LEGO builds, the Building Zone with thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, and select galleries of amazing and life-sized LEGO models. (Photos provided by BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention)

Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be coming from San Diego to showcase over 30 of his select LEGO displays, including an 8-foot high LEGO model of New York City’s Woolworth Building. He will be in attendance all weekend and will be able to talk to attendees about his life as a professional LEGO artist and how they, too, can be LEGO master builders.

Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will also be bringing over 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world. See the largest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, the full Westminster Palace in London, and more famous landmarks all built from LEGO bricks!

Both artists have had exhibitions around the world: London, Chicago, Dallas, Copenhagen, and New York.

Other attractions include:

  • LEGO Friends Building Area: tons of LEGO Friends bricks to built with
  • Big Brick Building: younger visitors can explore imagination through building with larger LEGO Duplo bricks
  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and goodies
  • Star Wars Zone: build spaceships and more with thousands of LEGO STAR WARS themed bricks
  • The Building Zone: thousands of bricks laid out for attendees to build with

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: BrickUniverse Jacksonville LEGO Fan Expo


About the Author:

A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.