The 2017 Bricks by the Bay convention theme is California Dreamin’. Whether it is brick built models of famous California landmarks or other inspired builds that invoke the spirit and history of the Golden State, the attendees’ creations are sure to inspire. So join us this Summer which marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and share some love for our favorite bricks.Learn More . . .
Join us for the 2017 Bricks by the Bay public exposition of LEGO® models from across the nation! Our show is held one day only, Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom and Mission City Ballroom at the Santa Clara Convention Center (adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara).
Come and see the over 33,000 square foot ballroom space filled with original LEGO creations on display and vendors selling all kinds of LEGO and LEGO-related accessories in the hotel ballroom! The public exposition will be open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. (Last entry will be at 2:00 PM.)Purchase Tickets on our Eventbrite Page
Workshops, Games, and Contests
Games and Contests
Workshops are focused hands-on classes that give attendees the opportunity to learn new skills. Each workshop's kit has been designed just for this occasion by the instructor.
Games and Contests are activities where Bricks by the Bay attendees play LEGO® related games. We also offer building challenges, speed build contests, LEGO® Catapult, Wacky Racers, Parts Drafts and even a Costume Contest.
In our vendor room you will find a large variety of new LEGO® sets, vintage LEGO items, customized accessories, a slew of collectable minfigures, jewelry, clothing, art, LEGO literature, and even bulk bricks sold by the pound! Our vendors will be located in the Mission City Ballroom. You will not easily find a greater variety of LEGO items in one place.
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Bricks by the Bay™ is one of the largest LEGO® conventions in the Western U.S. and the premier annual display of LEGO brick creations in Northern California. So what exactly is a LEGO® convention, you ask? Bricks by the Bay is a four day long celebration of all things LEGO, where hobbyists, artists, fans and enthusiasts come together to learn, share and play. The convention will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, in August 2017.
Convention attendees bring their wonderful LEGO brick creations to display. We gather for brick building seminars, LEGO themed fun and games, and to hear from luminaries and ambassadors of LEGO brick building. On the last day of the convention, the public is invited to attend and see all the attendee built LEGO exhibits. Ours is one of many such conventions nationwide, such as BrickCon in Seattle, the BrickFairs held on the East Coast and BrickWorld in Chicago.
The 2017 Bricks by the Bay convention theme is California Dreamin’. Whether it is brick built models of famous California landmarks or other inspired builds that invoke the spirit and history of the Golden State, the attendees’ creations are sure to inspire. So join us this Summer which marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and share some love for our favorite bricks.Click Here to Register Now!
Games and Contests are activities where attendees can play LEGO related games. We have building challenges, speed build contests, LEGO Catapult, Wacky Racers, Parts Draft and even a Costume Contest.
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Workshops are in-depth hands-on training on specific areas of interest to LEGO builders.
Workshops and schedule link will be here when as they become available.Click Here to Learn More about Workshops
Vendors add to the excitement of attending a LEGO convention. We have local and national vendors who bring a varitey of goodies!
The vendor application period for the 2017 convention has closed.
Sponsorship is vital to the success of Bricks by the Bay. We sincerely appreciate the contributions of our sponsors.
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Become a Sponsor today!
Bricks by the Bay, Inc., is a charitable non-profit organization. All work is done entirely by volunteers and not a penny of the convention’s income goes to organizers. All income for the organization is used to pay for future events or given to charity.