I’m very happy to say that my first ever LEGO convention experience was a wonderful one. I had a feeling I’d have a great time at this weekend’s Bricks by the Bay, but I’m glad that my suspicions were confirmed. I’ll be doing a proper wrap-up over the next week or so, but here’s a quick list of highlights:
- Met a bunch of great folks, the short list including the award-winning Bionicle maven, Norbert, who pretty much showed me the convention ropes, and the awesome vendors I got to share a corner of the hall with, particularly John & Esther of Brick Brigade and Brett & John of Brick Command
- Saw some amazing MOCs live and in person by the likes of RoninLUG, Ochre Jelly, V&A Steamworks, the Carlsons, Linda Smith, Brian Heins, MacLane, Alyse, Arthur Hill, Bill Ward, and many more.
- Won both “small” (blue baseplate) and “large” (10199 Winter Toy Shop set) door prizes my first night there. What are the odds?
- Sold a decent amount of Ka-GO t-shirts and button sets.. (Thanks to everyone who supported!)
All in all, a great time. Again, I’ll do some post-convention posts this week and next to give folks a much better idea of all that went down, but I just wanted to give you all a taste of what went down. Thanks to all involved in the planning and program. It was an extremely impressive production. Without the hard work of all volunteers, us regular ol’ attendees wouldn’t have had such a great time.