Tuesday, June 14, 2016

"Star Wars" Shines at LEGO Brick Universe


LEGO Brick Universe is an annual convention that takes place in a few different areas throughout the United States. One of those locations happen to be Plano, which is a suburb of Dallas, TX. Being that the event features a "Star Wars" area, ROT5 was in attendance. The Plano Centre opened its arms to thousands of LEGO Maniacs on June 11th and 12th as they came together to celebrate their favorite multi-colored construction blocks.


The event featured several different building stations where families could let their creative juices flow and then showcase their creations for all to see. My personal favorite area was the one themed after "Star Wars". There was an entire section dedicated to a Galaxy Far, Far Away where you could create a spaceship or character inspired by the iconic movies.


A professional LEGO display was surrounded by participants' personal creations which were all heavily guarded by jumbo Darth Vader and Stormtrooper action figures.


Members of the 501st Garrison were in attendance to help keep things under control and take pictures with attendees. You could pose with your choice of a Stormtrooper, Clone Trooper, Biker Scout, or a Crimson Guard. Most chose to take pictures with all of them. The Clone Trooper even allowed you to hold his gun.


A few vendors sold some great and hard-to-find LEGO sets and mini-figs in the Brick Market. "Star Wars" items were among them of course. You could the discontinued Death Star set for a mere $600, but it does come with a Grand Moff Tarkin mini-fig.


If you or your loved ones are LEGO enthusiasts and love "Star Wars", Brick Universe is a must-attend event. My son would stand at a building station for 45-minutes at a time creating things. For the most part, everything takes place in a large conference room, which makes it convenient to keep track of where you need to be or go. It was also a well-organized event with a wonderful and attentive staff. I very much look forward to next year's LEGO Brick Universe.


For more information on Brick Universe, just go here.

For more pictures from the event, you can click below.
LEGO Brick Universe 2016

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