Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Massive LEGO Convention Returning to St. Louis After Selling Out Last Year

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 9:55 AM

  • They're coming back!

Fans of colorful, interlocking plastic building blocks, rejoice: The "ultimate LEGO fan experience" is returning to St. Louis this summer.

The organizers behind the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention announced this week that the massive and wildly popular event dedicated to all things LEGO will once again be held at the Greensfelder Complex in Queeny Park (550 Weidman Road, Ballwin) on July 18 and 19.

The convention will bring thousands upon thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, along with numerous attractions including life-sized sculptures; scale models of locations such as Grand Central Station, Notre Dame and the Manhattan Bridge; a huge "Star Wars Zone" with thousands of pieces themed after the movies; and even a "Duplo Pile" for those younger builders with less manual dexterity than the rest.

Some professional LEGO artists will be on hand as well to showcase their work, including San Diego's Jonathon Lopes and Chicago's Roco Buttliere, who both appeared last year as well, in addition to BrickUniverse's nineteen-year-old founder Greyson Beights and award-winning Canadian artist Paul Hetherington.

There will be four sessions total, held both Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 on the day of the event, and children under two get in for free.

Don't count on those day-of tickets though — if last year's sold-out event is any indication, you won't get the chance to wait that long. Point your internet in this direction to get your tickets now.

  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation