The Bricks by the Bay convention opens on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Thursday is devoted to intensive LEGO brick building workshops. Come and expand your repertoire of brick construction techniques. The Thursday workshops are optional. Attendees pay a per workshop fee and, for many workshops, receive LEGO bricks as part of the course materials.
Friday and Saturday, August 4th to 5th, there will be numerous events and activities, including presentations, roundtable discussions, games and contests throughout the day. In the evenings, convention attendees gather for programs featuring guest speakers, door prizes, awards for the best LEGO builds and other convention fun. Afterward, other games and contests run late into the night. Chill spaces are available to hang out, socialize and, of course, build! Attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the hotel so as to be in the mix of all of the great activities and fun. Vendors of LEGO bricks and other merchandise are also available. Some vendors may open on Friday, and all vendors must be available to sell on Saturday so attendees can have first choice before public day on Sunday.
Sunday, August 6th is the Public Exhibition. Yes, your awesome LEGO creation will be on display for thousands of adoring LEGO fans. Bricks by the Bay opens to the public starting at 8:00 am (for VIP registrants) and 9:00 am for the general public. The Public Exhibition is open until 3:00 pm. Public guests tour the grand ballroom with its tens of thousands of square feet of LEGO exhibits and visit the vendors. After the Public Exhibition, there is a closing ceremony for convention attendees.
See the detailed Schedule for more information.