Convention Overview

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.

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Games Overview

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 Overview

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.

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Vendors Overview

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.

Thank you so much!

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Bricks by the Bay, Inc.

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.

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2017 Bricks by the Bay Convention Registration is Now Open

Public Expo


Games & Workshops