Join us this summer for the 60th anniversary of the LEGO Brick at the Bricks By The Bay (BBTB) Convention, July 12 - 15, 2018. Our theme for 2018 is Animation!
Bricks By The Bay (BBTB) is just one of a growing number of conventions and gatherings throughout the world where fans of LEGO® gather to share our enthusiasm for our favorite plastic brick. Builders, artists, and hobbyists attend and share creations, give and attend presentations, play games, and most of all, have fun with other LEGO® fans. The weekend includes a two day public exposition as we invite the public to visit the 33,000+ square foot ballroom to view our MOCs (My Own Creation) on display and purchase LEGO® and related goodies from our vendors.
Keynote Speaker: This year we are very excited to have Dave Pickett as our Keynote Speaker. Dave is a life-long LEGO fan and pop culture enthusiast. He is also the co-author of The LEGO Animation Book which teaches you how to make your own movies using LEGO bricks. You might already know Dave from his YouTube Channel, Brick 101
Bring your Creations (MOCs): It’s time to get moving on your Animation MOC (My Own Creation). Whether it’s a brick-built Bugs Bunny, The Simpsons, Sponge Bob or a MOC that moves, now is your opportunity to let your imagination soar. MOC registration will open soon so get out your LEGO and start building! Once you have registered for the convention, you can follow the MOC registration instructions on your Account Summary Page to register your MOC.
Registration: All ages are welcome to register. Children younger than 18 must attend the convention along with a registered adult.
Advance registration through the website is now closed but you will be able to register at the door for $105 (and will not receive bricks or other convention items since we no longer have time to print bricks and have exhausted our supply of most other items). You can still bring MOCs to display and our theme coordinators will make every effort to find room and include them in the judging (but that is not guaranteed).
Online registration is no longer active: Register
Workshops, Games and Contests: Once you have registered to attend BBTB, you can then register for Games, Workshops, your MOC and purchase our t-shirt, pin, minifig and event kit once these are available. Each workshop has its own registration price and may include a materials fee to cover the cost of the LEGO parts that you use and keep!
To Register and purchase your 4-day event tickets now login in or create an account: Register
Bricks by the Bay 2018 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA (Map Link)