LEGO Con, an IRL LEGO convention, is coming to Sydney in July.
The show will be held over the weekend of July 9-10 at the Sydney Showground and will (get this) free to attend†
Yes. LEGO Con is free, but you need to book tickets as capacity is limited. Why is it free? Probably because the organizers expect me to buy arms full of expensive kits from every retailer in sight. They’re right, of course, and I hate being called out like that.
Moving on, LEGO Con is packed with life-sized structures. If you missed the big LEGO McLaren Formula 1 car at this year’s Australian Grand Prix, don’t worry, it’s back for one last show before heading abroad for its next grand prix. The LEGO Masters Australia team, including Ryan “Brickman” McNaught and 2022 champions Joss and Henry, will be on hand for live demos, Q&As and interactive build challenges. Kids on the day can help Brickman build a gigantic, 3-foot-tall megabuild.
The ‘Build the Change’ challenge will encourage children to create their vision for a more sustainable future with LEGO bricks. This challenge is about helping children become aware of things like climate change and how to learn more about it. The best builds and ideas will be showcased for other attendees to view and get inspired.
LEGO Con is also planning a section of the show dedicated to classic and rare building kits to celebrate its 90th anniversary. If you want to see real treasures and rarities, including gear from the Duplo and Technic ranges, be sure to check it out.
Parents with children who would benefit from a sensory version of the show should sit between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days. During these hours, LEGO Con will dim the lights and lower the volume on the large screen, allowing children to play in a quieter, less noise-intensive environment.
You can also book tickets here. Be quick, we think they’re going fast.