There are three things that stand out in my mind regarding LEGOs. They fueled my creativity when I was a kid; I was, nonetheless, never very good at constructing anything that LOOKED like something; and my mother was never pleased when she stepped on them while barefoot.

LEGO CONVENTIONS...WHO KNEW?

So, by all means, if you attend the massive LEGO fan convention in St. Louis this summer, please wear shoes. And bring your LEGOs. And prepare to salivate over the extraordinary displays that will be on hand. (I have to tell you something; I had a visceral reaction to the news of this convention. I even gasped.) Here's one from a few years back in New Orleans.

Did you catch that total for the Grand Central Terminal display? Over 62,000 pieces. It kind of puts a garage I made when I was 11 to shame. I THINK it was a garage, anyway.

GET TO KNOW BRICKUNIVERSE, LEGO FANS

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Conventions sets up big events all across the country throughout the year, and in 2022 they are back and raring to go after a couple of quiet COVID years.

Known as one of the largest LEGO fan events on the planet, BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Conventions are exactly what they say they are...conventions organized by fans. TALENTED fans, at that.

ST. LOUIS LEGO FANS CONVENTION...WHERE AND WHEN

The St. Louis event will take place at Greensfielder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park on July 30th and 31st. And in addition to some mind-blowing creations, vendors will be on hand selling every type of LEGO merchandise available--new sets, old sets, custom sets, t-shirts, even jewelry.

A LOT OF LEGO FANS IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY

I missed the one earlier this year in Louisville; if I'd known about it, I would have gone. But there must be a LOT of LEGO fans in this part of the country; other conventions in 2022 will be held in Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, West Virginia; and Knoxville.

I doubt you see the exact same exhibits twice which may be why fans attend so many of them. Here's a clip from that Louisville event this winter:

If you are the LEGO equivalent of Frank Lloyd Wright and want to attend, visit the St. Louis Expo's Facebook page for registration information.

[SOURCE: WLWT-Cincinnati]

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