Brick Fiesta
Brick Fiesta logo.jpg
StatusActive
GenreLEGO
VenueThe Renaissance Austin Hotel
Location(s)TexasAustin
Country United States
Inaugurated2011; 11 years ago (2011)[1]
Organized by TexLUG
Websitewww.brickfiesta.com

Brick Fiesta or BrickFiesta is a Lego convention and exhibition held yearly in Texas, United States. It was first held in 2011 at Austin, Texas. It is a four-day event, operating generally Thursday through Sunday, and is typically held during the late June or early July. The convention displays LEGO models, displays and trains covering up to 35,000 square feet of convention space. In 2011, several thousand attendees filled the convention throughout its public hours.

In November 2020 Brick Fiesta was rebranded as Brick Rodeo.

History and organization

Brick Fiesta is a non-profit, fan-run, family friendly annual LEGO fan convention. Unlike other LEGO fan conventions, Brick Fiesta moves each year, among four major Texas cities: Austin, Houston, Dallas, & San Antonio. The first Brick Fiesta convention was held as a four-day convention in 2011 at the Omni Southpark hotel in Austin.[1]

Private convention

The function of the Private Convention is to provide a venue for adult fans of LEGO to bring and display their own Lego creations. The event brings together the online fan community and helps fans to explore and develop their Lego hobby. Activities at the convention include presentations, classes, contests, games, and many experiences unique to Lego conventions.

Public exhibition

The main focus of the Public Exhibition is to invite Lego fans of all ages and the general public to view hundreds of hobbyist-built creations and meet their creators. Also available to visitors are the vendors, who sell LEGO sets, creations, designs, and individual pieces.

Locations and dates

Dates Location Registrants Attendance
July 23-26, 2020 Virtual Event held via Zoom due to the COVID pandemic
July 4 - 7, 2019[2] Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
July 5 - 8, 2018[3][4] El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
June 29 - July 2, 2017[5] Hampton Inn, Mesquite, Texas
July 7–10, 2016[6] Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas ~200 ~3000
July 23–26, 2015[7] Doubletree, Austin, Texas ~200 ~5000
July 3–6, 2014[8] DoubleTree (San Antonio Airport), San Antonio, Texas ~175
July 4–7, 2013[9] Hampton Inn, Mesquite, Texas ~400 ~4500
July 4–8, 2012[10] Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas ~300 ~4000
June 30 - July 3, 2011[1] Omni Southpark, Austin, Texas ~100

References

  1. ^ a b c "Brick Fiesta 2011". Brick Fiesta.
  2. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2019".
  3. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2018".
  4. ^ "San Antonio Brick Fiesta Invites Enthusiasts".
  5. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2017".
  6. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2016".
  7. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2015".
  8. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2014".
  9. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2013".
  10. ^ "Brick Fiesta 2012".

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