KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is set to make its return Aug. 25-26 to Knoxville Convention Center.
The event is building on LEGO's amazing popularity and ingenuity, the event features attractions and hands-on fun centered on the famous plastic building blocks. The 2018 convention will feature all-new LEGO attractions and exhibits.
At the inaugural 2017 Knoxville convention, the team at BrickUniverse witnessed thousands of LEGO fans show up to enjoy live LEGO builds and select galleries of life-sized LEGO models. The Building Zone, which contains thousands of LEGO bricks, even allowed attendees to build creations of their own.
BrickUniverse brings renowned professional LEGO artists from around the world. Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes of San Diego, California will display more than 30 of his select LEGO displays and he will be present at the convention all weekend. He will also talk to attendees about his life as a professional LEGO artist, including how they too can become LEGO master builders. Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will bring more than 50 LEGO models of world famous landmarks. Attendees can see the largest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, the full Westminster Abbey in London, and other famous landmarks built from LEGO bricks.
Additionally, The Fan Zone at BrickUniverse features fan-built LEGO creations built by some of the world's best LEGO Fan builders, including spectacles from Knoxville builders.
Other attractions include:
• LEGO Friends Building Area featuring tons of LEGO Friends bricks including all guests need to build a dream house.
• Big Brick Building where younger visitors can explore imagination through building with larger LEGO Duplo bricks.
• LEGO Retail where fans can purchase LEGO merchandise.
• BIONICLE Warrior Building where attendees can construct a LEGO BIONICLE Warrior.
• Star Wars Zone allows fans to build spaceships and more with thousands of LEGO STAR WARS themed bricks.
• The Challenge Zone featuring competitions with other attendees in head-to-head in brick building challenges.
• The Building Zone with thousands of bricks laid out for attendees to build and create.
For tickets and more information, visit www.brickuniverse.com/knoxville
About Knoxville Convention Center
Knoxville Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, has hosted millions of attendees from more than 65 countries over the past decade. The center specializes in giving event planners and guests an exceptional experience with in-house catering, production, lighting and event services.
This 500,000-square-foot facility is perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque landscape of the World’s Fair Park between the urban core of the city and the campus of the University of Tennessee.
For more information, visit www.kccsmg.com.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers, and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing 130 accounts worldwide.
For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.
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