The Event Kit is a tradition borrowed from other LEGO conventions (sometimes variously called the Commemorative Model or another similar term). It’s a custom-made LEGO set, complete with instructions, that you build. The model is designed by one or more of our core volunteers, and the design typically includes some custom printed parts.
Each attendee is entitled to purchase at most one Event Kit. In addition, Deluxe members receive an Event Kit along with their membership.
2017 – California Dreamin’
The 2017 convention’s theme will be California Dreamin’, which is a tribute to Bricks by the Bay’s home state.
2016 – Seven
The 2016 theme was “Seven.” The model was a secret agent style sports car designed by Tim Inman that included custom printed license plates with “BBTB007.”
2015 – Monsters
The 2015 event kit was a dragon, designed by Charles Esseltine, inspired by the theme of “Monsters.”
2014 – Fun and Games
In 2014 we had a a custom built board game (“Brick Traders of the Galaxy”) for our Event Kit, made out of LEGO, where players race to deliver trade goods throughout the galaxy. The game play was designed by Erik Wilson and the model was designed by Li Li. The kit includes a detailed space station and starship and ten planets you visit along your way, and lots of great parts.
2013 – Brick Technologies
Our 2013 event kit was designed by the very talented designer Chris McVeigh and represents an old fashioned television set, with a “test pattern” printed on the screen featuring our logo.
2012 – Green
The third year we had a theme of “Green” which had several meanings. Based on the ecological interpretation, we made an Event Kit that was recyclable into three different models. Each of our Board of Directors (Bruce Chamberlain, Loren Merrell, and Bill Ward) designed a model, all of which were built from the same parts.
2011 – Creative Combinations
Our second convention, the first at the Hyatt Regency, shared the hotel with a steampunk convention. The Event Kit this year, designed by Bill Ward, was a San Francisco Cable Car with rocket engines on the sides and antigravity repulsors on the bottom.
2010 – The Brick Artistic
For our first convention, the Event Kit was a 16×16 mosaic of the Golden Gate Bridge, similar to our logo, designed by Russell Clark. The white 1×8 bricks were meant to be replaced with bricks from your badge.