BrickFete, Toronto, Canada, next weekend, 13-14 July

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Here's information about an event in Toronto, Canada, next weekend:

You are invited to view the awesome LEGO Creations on display and we can not wait to show you what we have built. You may see things like a huge Serenity ship, large working amusement park ride, massive train/monorail layouts, classic space layout with working lights, funky art sculptures and mosaics, classic city, castle, pirate and Viking creations, elaborate war dioramas, various scaled pieces of architecture, working robots and more!!! You will not believe your eyes when you see what our exhibitors can make from LEGO. There is even a brick building area for the kids and you never know when a special character might show up, from Darth Vader to Billy Blue Brick.

Tickets can be purchased online, and information about the venue is available on the BrickFete website.

See you on the second weekend of July -- The Brickfête Team "A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans."

16 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

This will be my first Lego event! Looking forward to it!

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By in Canada,

I'll be coming as an exhibitor, and it's my first Lego convention!

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By in Canada,

I'll be there too... with my brickfilm and I'll give a workshop about it. :-)

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By in {Unknown country},

Sadly I have to miss this again this year.

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By in Canada,

Will be there Saturday morning in my "myBrickset" shirt :)

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By in United States,

Cant wait!

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By in United States,

I also will be there as an exhibitor. I can't wait to see you guys there.

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By in Canada,

Hey, who has been before? Is it a good event? I missed it last year unfortunately..

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By in United States,

I went last year and it was worth the $10 entry fee. Their we're some really good creations. Takes about an hour to get a good look at all the displays. My daughter loved it. Last year LEGO had the UCS B-wing on display (well before release date). I'm hoping this year we can get a sneak peek at the Ewok Village (fingers crossed) and some LEGO Friends MOCs.

Only criticism I have for the event was the venue was tight, meaning it was crowded! If you didn't purchase tickets ahead, the wait was at least one hour. In fact, they were turning people away at one point is what I heard. I went right when it opened and it was already busy. When i left it was a full house and then some. I was really hoping for a bigger venue this year but it's in the same place

My suggestion is definitely go, but purchase your tickets in advanced and go early. Parking is an additional $10 from the looks of it. We're going to check out the new LEGO store at Yorkdale Mall that day as well to top off the day

Have fun!

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By in Canada,

This year we have arranged for 14,000 square feet of display space so 40% more than last year!!

How many exhibitors coming are new to this year? For sure I push hard at our store to get any adult builders out to display. The more variety the more fun!! We have three things being displayed this year, one from each year of Brickfete. A mini-figure scale version of our store. A mini-figure scale hockey arena ice/boards with all LEGO markings!! And finally for this year a micro-scale version of Mississauga city hall block - all the buildings, gardens etc!!

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By in United States,

^The brickfete website says there are 160 exhibitors. The comments on this article say that at least 3 will be new.

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By in United States,

^^40% more display space...glad to hear this :)

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By in {Unknown country},

^ Yes they were turning away people last year. My wife and I got there around noon and were told they were at capacity and woundn't be selling tickets again for an hour. There was also going to be an hour wait in line. Since the event was only open till 3:00 I didn't figure it was worth spending the money for only an hour. I'm glad to hear they have more space this year, hopefully if they're successful they might opt for a large location with a lot more parking.

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By in Canada,

For sure the organizers would love more space, but are in the battle to also stay around and not disappear if we expand too quickly right!! A tough battle that I think they do a good balancing act on. It's a small group organizing this so they gotta make sure things survive.

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By in {Unknown country},

I appreciate that and I don't mean to come off negatively about the show it just was a bit disappointing for me last year.

I image you had no idea that it was going to be that busy last year, my trip wasn't a total loss as I ended up making a trip to the Lego store and Ikea.

I'm not going to make it this year because I can't afford to go this year and for no other reason.

I highly encourage anyone that can go, to go. I would just recommend to pre-buy tickets and get there early.

I hope this years show is very successful and look forward to next year.

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By in Canada,

:( You cant pre-purchase tickets anymore... That sucks, because if the line up is long, I'm just going to go home. C'mon guys, you don't even have ONE person to process tickets via Paypal?

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