Brick Fest Live comes to the Monroeville Convention Center on Oct. 29 and 30. Photo courtesy of Brick Fest Live.

Besides the shock that goes up your spine when stepping on a tiny brick, millions of people love playing with LEGOs. There is nothing like spending hours building “Star Wars” miniatures or even your own creation. 

While LEGOs are designed for young children, they are enjoyed and treasured by all ages — and that will be evident when Brick Fest Live comes to the Monroeville Convention Center on Oct. 29 and 30. Many local LEGO builders and collectors are sure to be ready for two days of building, talking with others in the LEGO community and taking in the creations.  

In time for Halloween, there will be a glow-in-the-dark display created with thousands of LEGO pieces and the immersive Bricks Around the World feature with life-sized creations covering more than 70,000 square feet of space.

Visitors will get to witness a variety of projects built by LEGO experts. From Minecraft villages to Darth Vader sculptures, there are dozens of distinctive LEGO creations at Brick Fest Live. So brush up on your LEGO jargon in case you meet an ALE (Adult LEGO Enthusiast) or Parts Monkey (the name gives it away). 

Brick Fest Live started when Philadelphia native Chad Collins and his daughter, Jordyn, created a YouTube channel dedicated to the LEGO designs they built together. The channel soon got more than 11 million views, sparking them to host an event in 2014. Now, Brick Fest Live is the top touring LEGO event in the U.S., reportedly drawing more than 500,000 people annually. 

Tickets start at $19.99. Children ages 2 and under are free. For more information, visit the event website

Jason Phox

Jason Phox is a journalist in the Pittsburgh area working towards sharing important information with the people of the Steel City. I enjoy writing, photography, and mostly comic books.