Bricks By The Bay Convention

July 12 - 15, 2018

Santa Clara Convention Center

Welcome to Bricks By The Bay (BBTB), and our annual gathering of LEGO® builders, enthusiasts and fans! Our convention is one of the largest in the Western United States and is run entirely by volunteers who donate their time and talents to bring you an exciting four days of amazing displays, inspiring speakers, workshops, games, contests and opportunities to meet and have fun with other LEGO devotees.

There are two ways to enjoy this event:

Attend our BBTB public exposition

Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A fun-filled, family friendly weekend is waiting for you! Explore and enjoy the amazing Animation-themed LEGO® creations built by LEGO hobbyists and artists from across the nation displayed throughout the 33,000 square foot Grand Ballroom. Visit our vendors nearby, selling all kinds of LEGO and LEGO related accessories.

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Attend the entire four day BBTB LEGO® convention

July 12-15, 2018



Advance registration through the website is now closed but you will be able to register at the door for $105 (and will not receive bricks or other convention items since we no longer have time to print bricks and have exhausted our supply of most other items).  You can still bring MOCs to display and our theme coordinators will make every effort to find room and include them in the judging (but that is not guaranteed).

That’s right! FOUR whole brick-filled days of Games, Workshops, MY OWN CREATION (MOC) Displays and Contests, Guest Speakers, Door Prizes, Brick-building Workshops, Meet & Greets, Costume Contests and more!  All ages are welcome including children younger than 18 who must attend the convention along with a registered adult. Our theme this year is ANIMATION ! Convention attendees build and display a variety of creations inspired by a favorite animated movie, character, or even a MOC that moves. Register at the door.

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Convention Activities