Calling all LEGO Maniacs: Brick Fest Live Coming Soon!

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If you or someone you love harbors an intense passion for those colorful little click bricks, here’s the event of the summer to buy tickets for now: Brick Fest Live. This massive, interactive celebration of all things LEGO is touching down at both the New York Hall of Science in Queens from June 20-28 and the Meadowlands Expo Center on July 10-12. Here’s what you and your little builder can expect at the event.

BFL Inspiration Station 2

photo: New York Hall of Science/Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest 101

Brick Fest Live bills itself as a touring LEGO fan event featuring hands-on activities and exhibits built to inspire, educate and entertain. Attendees not only view mind-blowing, large scale LEGO creations, they get clicking themselves at building stations, while also taking part in LEGO-themed games and activities. (And yes, you can buy LEGOs there, too.)

BFL Inspiration Station 1

photo: New York Hall of Science/Brick Fest Live

In the Brick House

Among the many activities and exhibits attendees at Brick Fest will find are “Inspiration Stations”; where visitors can add their own custom LEGO creations to existing LEGO cities; a video game arena, where attendees can play LEGO-themed video games with friends and other event attendees, and a LEGO mosaic area, where guests can build a piece of LEGO art for all attendees to see.

The event will also feature a Brick Fest Derby, in which kids can build and race cars of their own design down a 35-foot long track in a timed heat; a Brick Fest Theater Trivia and Entertainment area, where visitors can put their LEGO knowledge to the test, and a Glow Zone, where LEGO creations shine under ultra-violet light.

BFL Mosaic Wall

photo: New York Hall of Science/Brick Fest Live

Go to Brick Fest Live for Free!

Brick Fest Live sounds awesome; Brick Fest Live for free is even better! Here’s how to try to score free tickets to the New York Hall of Science stop on the tour:

Name the Mascot: Try your hand at naming Brick Fest’s mascot made of LEGOs. The winner receives four tickets to the event. (Submit entries by June 7 at; you must be at least 13 years old to enter.)

Submit a LEGO creation: Build a LEGO creation and upload a photo to social media with the hashtag #brickfestnysci. One winner will have their piece exhibited at NYSCI during Brick Fest Live, and also receive four tickets and a NYSCI t-shirt. Contest ends June 14, and you must be at least 13 years old to enter. To enter the contest, head to

If all of that hasn’t gotten you pumped for Brick Fest, check this out!

Brick Fest Live
New York Hall of Science
June 20-28
Tickets: $15/adults; $12/children 2-17 and seniors ages 62 and up
47-01 111th St.

Brick Fest Live
Meadowlands Expo Center
July 10-12
Tickets: $27/person; free/children under 2
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, Nj

Will you be heading to Brick Fest Live? Tell us in the comments below!

—Mimi O’Conor