We saw some amazing LEGO creations at Seattle BrickCon 2014! It was a great place to find inspiration for our own LEGO builds, especially because you could try them out right away in a hands-on building area at the convention. We made a fun video of what we saw there so you could be inspired, too, and I also wanted to share some of our photos so you could get a closer look at these creations.
This post contains links to Amazon.com. If you click on one, we will receive a small commission — at no additional cost to you — on anything you buy at Amazon for a certain length of time afterwards. Read our disclosure policy for more details.
First, here’s the video. My favorite part is the motorized marble contraption. And, of course, the life-sized, remote-control R2-D2!
One of the things I noticed a lot of at the con was people mixing bricks from other LEGO themes — mainly LEGO Friends — into the shape of sets from other themes. This LEGO Friends-style AT-AT was so cool!
There was also this wild lipstick-pink tank and minifigure army…this is only showing about half of the collection!
Here’s a totally different way to mix themes: an alien invasion of a beautiful LEGO castle!
We also saw lots of Doctor Who references, including this big Tardis.
And this Dalek in a lava pit filled with LEGO rubies (glad I’m not the only one who can’t resist loading up on those at the Pick-a-Brick wall).
And here’s a little mini Tardis with a mini version of the Eleventh Doctor, complete with a fez.
That wasn’t the last Tardis we saw, either! (There’s another one in the video, with a little blinky light on top.) But it was possibly my favorite, because it was part of this Micro BrickCon Display. Check out all the details!
And that was only half of the Micro BrickCon. (You can see a little more in the video.)
I was also very impressed by this beautiful monastery in the Architecture section.
And it was really interesting to see the supports on the back side of the cliff. Here’s a close-up:
Another well-represented theme was pirates: pirate ships, pirate islands, and even a theme-park-style Never Neverland, complete with Tinkerbell and a flying Peter Pan.
Here’s part of a beautiful pirate paradise.
I thought this waterfall in one of the pirate displays was lovely.
It was fun to spot some favorite characters. Like an army of stormtroopers standing at attention, lead by some cool chrome troopers.
And a giant Unikitty to go along with a giant Benny.
Another large and very fun display was a Boy Scout summer camp. I especially liked the zipline.
And this scene with sea monsters attacking a viking ship was really fun. The sea monsters look so cute even as they’re destroying the ship!
MORE FROM SEATTLE BRICKCON 2014
SIGN UP FOR MORE EPIC FUN!
I hope you enjoyed our Lego Surprise Box video! After a year and a half of blogging about train play at Play Trains!, we’re just getting started here at Epic Fun for Kids. I hope you’ll follow along with us from the beginning by signing up for our weekly emails. We’ll share our new posts and videos for the week and any other epic kid ideas we have to show you. You can also follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, and Google+ – and don’t forget to subscribe to our new YouTube channel!