Last March of the Ents by OneLUG; photo by Bill Ward

Public Exhibition

Join us again in 2014 for our next public exhibition of LEGO models from around the country. For the second year in a row, we are holding the event in the summer, and for our fourth year it will again be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This time we have TWO large ballrooms with plenty of room for exhibits, vendors, and visitors!

Sunday, August 10, 2014
10am-4pm (last entry at 3pm)
Santa Clara Convention Center (Map)
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA

Thousands of people join us every year for our annual public exhibition of LEGO models from around the country. Thank you for all who came to our shows in the past four years, and we hope you can make it again in 2014!

Ticket prices for the 2014 show are now available! Buy Now Pricing:

  • $9.95 early bird now until July 10, 2014
  • $11.95 last minute after early bird expires
  • $15 cash at door
  • FREE for hotel guests who register using our group code (limit one per room)

Also, new this year we are offering an early access option. For an additional fee you get to enter an hour early (at 9am) for first crack at the exhibits and vendors, and receive an exclusive, limited-edition, VIP printed LEGO brick! There is a limit of 750 tickets of this type available. Cost is $19.95 in advance or $25 cash at the door (if not sold out in advance).

No strollers, please.

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More Information

The event theme this year is “Fun & Games.” Builders are encouraged to build models representing games and fun activities of all kinds!

Past themes for our events

  • 2013: Brick Technologies
  • 2012: Green
  • 2011: Creative Combinations
  • 2010: The Brick Artistic

Classical Models by Erik Wilson; photo by Bill Ward

Parts Draft; photo by Bill Ward
Opening Ceremony Crowd; photo by Bill Ward


If you are a serious LEGO® builder and are interested in attending our next convention, join us next year on Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10, 2014. This time, the event will be even bigger, expanding to a second ballroom and adding workshops on Thursday! Watch this space (and join the convention announcements list, below) for more information.

Bricks by the Bay is a LEGO convention that has been taking place every year since 2010. Each year, quality LEGO builders descend upon Santa Clara from all over the western USA to show off their creations, exchange ideas, give and attend presentations on all aspects of the LEGO hobby and art form, buy/sell/trade LEGO and LEGO-related items, and socialize with like-minded individuals.

The weekend culminates in the public exhibition on Sunday, August 10, where the public has a chance to come and see what we've built!

We are a non-profit organization and always welcome donations!

Donations are tax deductible in the US; check with your tax authority if you are outside the US. Thank you!

Bricks by the Bay, Inc., is recognized by the IRS (EIN 26-4406229) as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization and is entirely volunteer-run.

Bricks by the Bay
PO Box 391542
Mountain View, CA 94039-1542

Logo by Russell Clark and Brad Kidwell.