The first “virtual” version of Brick Fiesta was held on July 25-26, 2020. The original in-person convention has been postponed until 2021 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This event included about 20 sessions total over two days covering building techniques, large MOCs and displays, build activities, social time, and much more. Brick Fiesta was honored to have four different members of The LEGO Group participate: Stuart Harris (LEGO® House), Sara Skahill (AFOL Engagement), Oliver Gregory (Set Design), and Helene Teichert (LEGO® Certified Professionals Program). Thank you very much for your time and energy!
Other special guests included Flynn De Marco and Richard Board teaching lighting; Daniel Konstanski of Blocks Magazine with a history of the LEGO® Club; and Alice Finch and Megan Lum of The Women’s Brick Initiative.
In addition to all that, several AFOLs from Houston and elsewhere in Texas ran sessions about Downtown Houston in LEGO®; a large model of the Alamo; Star Wars® MOCs; building a Zoom background; military and historical MOCs; custom large-scale cars; and more!
Each day concluded with an online social time in the evening, where 30-50 AFOLs gathered to build and talk.
Brick Fiesta had over 150 registered attendees, and most sessions had 50-70 viewers. Attendees represented at least 25 states, 20 countries, and 17 LEGO® User Groups. While this show was a great success, we are all looking forward to meeting in person at Brick Fiesta 2021, July 22-25, 2021, at the Houston Marriott Sugar Land. Watch this website and brickfiesta2020.com for more details!
Brick Fiesta would like to thank The LEGO Group; all the various presenters, volunteers, and other helpers; and the sponsors (seen at the bottom of brickfiesta2020.com ). Without all of you, this event would not have happened!