Brickset news archive: Events (Canada)
While several LEGO fan conventions often get overlooked in the news, mostly until after the event, one of the largest conventions in Canada is taking place next weekend on the 23rd and 24th—Brickfête Montreal. The venue is a good 6,000 square feet, and each year I hear good things about the event. Unfortunately I've never been to this particular event, but for those who are nearby or have time to make a quick weekend travel, the venue is at Pierre Charbonneau Centre, Montreal, QC. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Brickgames is Canada's largest charity LEGO Building Event which this year is being held in Langley, BC, on the 26th of October. The event is raising money for the LEGO Foundation and Love Global Foundation.
There are two ways to participate:
READY, SET, BUILD! The Brick Games will provide competitors with LEGO bricks and then announce a theme. All competitors will then have up to 1 hour to create a unique model that demonstrates what that theme means to them. Judges will choose a winner from each age category and award prizes accordingly.
MY OWN CREATION: Competitors are asked to bring a unique creation (no exact sets) to showcase their unique LEGO building skills.
Find out more on the event website and have fun if you go!
"The Vancouver LEGO Games rounds up the most passionate LEGO builders to compete for prizes judged according to various age groups (5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-17 years, and adult 18+). Prizes are awarded to the most innovative and unique creations. This year’s event will have more prizes and will take place at a larger venue. The Vancouver LEGO Games 2013 will raise money for the LEGO Foundation and Love Global Foundation." (VanCitybuzz)
It's being held on October 26, 2013, 10:00 -5:00, at Langley Events Centre – 7888-200 Street, Langley, BC. You can purchase tickets as a competitor, spectator, or exhibitor at vancouverlegogames.com.
This sounds like a great event for a good cause, there is a youtube video of the event so go check it out. I hope we see more Canadian LEGO events soon.
The event in this weeks flyer states:
"LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Trade-in Event, on Saturday September 7th. Bring in a LEGO Star Wars minifigure and trade it for a new one. Look for a store associate wearing a LEGO Star Wars badge."
There are no doubt many questions to be had with this event, but it's worth checking out.
I can confirm this event is active for Toys R Us Canada locations in western Canada. Please let us know in the forum if it is also occurring out East as well. Also, I am unsure if it is age restricted.
Next weekend, the Vancouver store will be hosting a weekend-long event to celebrate the MBA set launch with "MBA classes" being offered for all. The store staff are telling people to arrive very early, as they were sure that the classes would fill up very quickly!
It also appears that currently with a Lego Master Builder set purchase, you will receive a free "MBA-Canadian-Launch" poster.
This piece of Canadian news came from Brickset user John, thanks John for the heads-up.
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 is available on the information about the venue 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."
The Royal Danish Embassy in Canada is displaying a LEGO exhibit by Deborah Higdon-Leblond to celebrate art and Danish culture, and they're also running a competition to win a DK LEGO Ideas book.
To enter the competition and to find out more, head over to the website. It doesn't say, but I suspect the competition is open to Canadian residents only.
Canada's Annual LEGO Fan Convention for the adult hobbyist, Brickfête is coming to Toronto, this weekend!
Brickfête's Public Days
Brickfête is open:
July 14th, 2012 - 10am until 3pm
July 15th, 2012 - 10am until 3pm
At the Airport Road Hilton - Tickets $10 at the door.
So what will I see?
- LEGO Robots and Mindstorms creations
- City layouts with powered Trains
- Space, Star Wars & Scifi creations
- Art, Architecture & Design
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles
- Historical Buildings & Castles
- Pirates, Steampunk & Vikings
- Mosaics & Sculptures and so much more...
All made with thousands and thousands of LEGO bricks ... by hobbyists from across Canada and the USA.
There will also be a variety of vendors on site, offering for sale unique LEGO and LEGO related items, including sets new and old and custom items!
From the Brickfête website.
Brickset readers are invited to Ontario, Canada this summer for our inaugural LEGO Fan Convention for the adult hobbyist on July 28th to July 31st at The Assembly Hall, Toronto, Canada.
Our list of events includes plans for:
- Build Challenges
- Live auctions
- Prize raffles
- RC racing and,
- TWO Mindstorm’s Robot challenges.
Come display with us and enjoy the company of other AFOLS. Perhaps be a vendor and sell some of your awesome LEGO items. Watch, or better yet, participate in games and challenges! What better way to challenge your robot building skills than to build a robot to try to race to an OPEN FLAME before the other robot gets there?
Brickfête’s Public Day
The general public is invited to view the awesome LEGO creations on display on July 30th, 2011 – 10am until 5pm at the Assembly Hall – tickets will be sold at the door.
We can't wait to see you there,
The Brickfête Team.
“A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans.”
To register for the four days visit the official website at http://www.brickfete.com.
From October 2nd, 2009 to January 4th, 2010, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will be presenting an exhibition in Ottawa featuring the history of ground, air and water transportations made completely out of LEGO. From the famous Titanic and the Ford Model T to futuristic spaceships, this is an event not to be missed if you're in the area.
On the opening weekend (October 3rd to October 4th), there will be an opportunity to help Robin Sather (Canada's only certified Professional Builder) build a 9-foot long space shuttle! (Space may be limited.)
If you are a LEGO club member and you have received the September-October issue of the Club Magazine and you bring it to the Science Museum between October 3rd and November 1st, 2009, you will get a 50% off the family admission price.
If you would like to know more information regarding this event, click here.