A toy festival? Right before Christmas? Who would have thought. But it’s not just any toy, it’s a big celebration of tiny bricks as a LEGO festival snaps its way towards Montreal.
The three-day event takes place in Saint-Hyacinthe, a 75-minute drive from the island.
The little block-toy festival will feature demonstrations, building competitions, LEGO history and sales of the famous toy.
Brickomanie brings together some of the most creative LEGO builders in the province.
More than 75 exhibitors will be on site sharing their amazing creations as well as the building of a giant LEGO mosaic which will be completed in time for the festival’s closing ceremonies on Sunday.
Even though it’s a LEGO festival, things get pretty serious. The Brickomanie website says, under its rule and regulations page, “The activities in the convention are intended primarily for adults and are not always appropriate for children. Certain games are very competitive. Adults that are accompanying children should keep that in mind.”
Exhibitors for example, were only considered if they could cover (a minimum) six-foot wide table with a LEGO structure.
Brickomanie is a legitimate LEGO exhibit and therefore all third-party pieces are welcome to join their LEGO counterparts such as Brickarms, Brickmania, Altbrick or others who are involved in the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) community. That means pieces like Mega Bloks, Kre-O, Best Lock, BrickTek and others are not permitted. Sorry, posers.
Get ready for a LEGO extravaganza, we’d recommend sturdy shoes, as to not step on these little buggers.
When: November 9 – 11
Time: 7 am – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, 8 am – 4:15 pm on Sunday
Where: COOP Pavilion, 2740 Beauparlant Avenue, Saint-Hyacinthe
Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids
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