Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hitting the convention circuit

I'm off to attend BrickWorld 2008 in Wheeling, IL, for the next four days. It's one of the largest annual LEGO-themed conventions with 20,000 square feet of display space.

"There is nothing at this convention but LEGO. It's about sharing why you do things and how you do things," event coordinator Bryan Bonahoom told the LAML Radio podcast recently.

I'm excited by the prospect of being around so many talented builders and hoping that some of their skills will rub off on me. This is a chance to discover why Adult Fans of LEGO feel so passionately about building and perhaps, best of all, shop for pieces with some understanding of the market.

It will be interesting to see how the Town & Country folks interact with the Space guys and the Mindstorm/robotics fanatics. I haven't figured out yet if I fall into any of those groups. I wonder if there's a general interest Adult Fan of LEGO?

The event is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. If you're in the Chicago area, it's a must see.

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