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First-Ever LEGO Convention Coming to Knoxville Convention Center

July 13, 2017

Attractions include 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world.

Lego conventionBrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will take place at Knoxville Convention Center for two days: August 26-27, 2017. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity and ingenuity with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks. At past events, the team at BrickUniverse has witnessed thousands of LEGO fans show up to enjoy live LEGO builds, the Building Zone with thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build with, and select galleries of amazing and life-sized LEGO models.

Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be coming from San Diego, California to showcase over 30 of his select LEGO displays including an 8-foot high LEGO Model of New York City’s Woolworth Building. He will be in attendance all weekend and will be able to talk to attendees on his life as a professional LEGO artist and how they, too, can be LEGO master builders. Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will be bringing over 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world. See the largest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, the full Westminster Palace in London, and more famous landmarks all built from LEGO bricks!

Both artists have had exhibitions all around the world.Lego convention 2

The Fan Zone at BrickUniverse features fan-built LEGO creations built by some of the world’s best LEGO Fan builders, including some locally from Knoxville. These fan models include massive and detailed LEGO cities, towns, trains, castles, and more.

Other attractions include:

  • LEGO Friends Building Area: tons of LEGO Friends bricks to build with
  • Massive Historical LEGO Displays: 27′ long LEGO model of the USS Missouri, 6-foot LEGO model of Brandenburg Gate, and more
  • Big Brick Building: younger visitors can explore imagination through building with larger LEGO Duplo bricks
  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and goodies
  • BIONICLE Warrior Building: construct a LEGO BIONICLE Warrior
  • Star Wars Zone: build spaceships and more with thousands of LEGO STAR WARS themed bricks
  • The Challenge Zone: compete with other attendees head-to-head in brick building challenges
  • The Building Zone: thousands of bricks laid out for attendees to build with

Tickets are available for either Saturday, August 26 or Sunday, August 27. This event is expected to sell out, so early booking is advised. Tickets can be purchased at:

About KCC

Knoxville Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, has hosted millions of attendees from more than 65 countries over the past decade. The center specializes in giving event planners and guests an exceptional experience with in-house catering, production, lighting and event services.

This 500,000-square-foot facility is perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque landscape of the World’s Fair Park between the urban core of the city and the campus of the University of Tennessee.

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About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers, and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing 130 accounts worldwide.

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