WACH: BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention comes to Columbia
Columbia, SC (WACH)- BrickUniverse LEGO Convention will be bringing some of the most renown LEGO artists in world to South Carolina. The convention brings together award-winning LEGO artists to showcase their amazing LEGO displays.
Artists coming to the South Carolina convention include Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere who will be bringing over 40 massive intricate LEGO models of famous world landmarks. He has won awards domestically and internationally for his work and has exhbited across the United States, as well as internationally recently in England, Scotland, Denmar, and Norway.
Canadian-based LEGO artist Paul Hetheringtonwill be bringing all five of his record Brickcon Best-in-Show displays. His Joker Funhouse LEGO creation garnered numerous of media attention and has over 3 million views on Youtube. Hetherington's Gotham Theater LEGO creation was named LEGO Creation of the Year 2016 by the Brothers-Brick.
San Diego-based LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be bringing over 40 different displays of his LEGO artwork. Orginally from Brooklyn, Lopes is known for his realistic urban landscapes built with LEGO bricks.
Attendees at BrickUniverse will be able to meet the artists and see their creations up close. BrickUniverse is the the ultimate LEGO fan experience. Other attractions at BrickUniverse include building zones and brick merchants.
Tickets ($15.00, Ages 2 and under free) are available for either Saturday, August 11 or Sunday, August 12. Tickets are selling out, so early booking is advised at www.brickuniverse.com/columbia
BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention comes to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, bringing more than 20,000 square feets of hands-on imaginative LEGO activities and fun. Building zones, professional LEGO artists, amazing LEGO displays, and brick merchants.
Saturday, August 11, Session I: 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Session II: 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 12, Session I: 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Session II: 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
1101 Lincoln St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Tickets are $15 and sell out quickly. We always recommend buying them beforehand at brickuniverse.com/columbia. Tickets sold at the door are $18.
The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center parking lot adjacent to the facility is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot is located at 1101 Lincoln Street Columbia, SC 29201. In the case that this lot fills up, the Park Street Garage is directly across the street from the facility. The garage price is $2 for the first hour and $1 for every hour after that up to $10 for the day.