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Australia's largest Lego convention heads to Melbourne
If you're a Lego fan, then there's nothing quite like seeing intricate Lego models in real life. That's where Brickvention comes in. Australia's premier fan-run Lego convention – which has been running for over a decade – returns to Melbourne this month. A huge number of Lego models (more than 350, and all built by fans) fill the Royal Exhibition Building for two days this January 18 to 19.
Lego fans of all ages have the chance to meet talented brick smiths, who proudly display their trains, castles, pirate ships, spaceships, planes, buildings, Star Wars models, life-sized sculptures and more. Lego Australia is also setting up two activation spaces themed around Lego Hidden Side and Lego Life.
Punters can also have a play in the build zone, stock up on rare sets of Lego in the merchandise area and be inspired to build incredible creations of your own. Legoland Discovery Centre is also hosting a huge Minifigure swap throughout the weekend – punters can trade superheroes for villans or pirates for police officers. Fans of TV series Lego Masters will also get the chance to see models constructed by season one contestants.
Tickets to Brickvention are only available online, and Lego fans of all ages are invited to attend on the Saturday from 9am-5pm (final entry 3.40pm) and Sunday from 9am-4pm (final entry 2.40pm).