Delighted LEGO® fans of all ages found over 3 acres of LEGO fun at the Austin Convention Center over Labor Day weekend, 2012!
Some Show Highlights:
Preshow activities including the unveiling of a LEGO bust created by Master Builder Erik Varszegi and presented to 11-year-old Qyinton. He won the likeness of himself through a LEGO Facebook contest. In addition, Andrew and his brother were recognized by Master Builders Chris Steininger and Steve Gherling for winning Texas Monthly's "Build Your Best Texas" contest with their entry “The Alamo.”
Texas attendees were lucky to have the Lord of the Ring's Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins and Star War's Darth Maul (fresh from his appearance at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida) stop in for the weekend. From Austin, the 3 well-traveled models took off for Comicon in New York City. The trio will rejoin the tour later in the year.
Kids add to and play with their creations in LEGO City Undercover. This new area features Chase McCain, undercover police officer and master of disguise.
One of the Activity Area's challenges is to build the tallest tower — however, the towers are not measured until the teams carefully move them to the measuring station. Only the sturdiest survive!
A Bridge Building Contest record was broken in Austin, Texas when a fantastic piece of engineering withstood a 165lb test, much to the delight of the gathering crowd and the winning team.
Anyone can create a piece of art at LEGO KidsFest! Above, attendees put their finished artwork on display on the gallery walls.
Attendees built creations entirely of blue brick and put them on display in the blue Monochromatic Build Area (Austin also featured Lime Green and Pink Monochromatic Build Areas).
It was a sea of LEGO brick in Austin, Texas.
The southernmost tip of Texas in Creation Nation.
A detail of the creativity on display in Creation Nation.
The completed Creation Nation! Way to go Texas!