Being a LEGO fan is not only given to children! This was felt when we visited the public exhibition of the largest gathering of LEGO fans in Canada, Bricks in the Six, an event mainly dedicated to adults. On July 22 and 23, 2023, the event was held in Greater Toronto, specifically in Mississauga at the Hilton Meadowvale/Mississauga hotel. An exhibition where fans had the opportunity to see the creations of their peers. This was a great opportunity to allow our little ones to be inspired by the models on display and to create their own models for fun.
The event was held in two halls: one contained the work of around 100 LEGO exhibitors and fans, the other offered vendors of various LEGO boxes and a creative space for the little ones.
On the exhibition side, there was enough to spend more than an hour there. Hundreds of unique fan-made designs each had a personalized touch. Whether it's large castles, a miniature supermarket, TMNT character models, reproductions of famous houses, huge cities with a railway network, space stations, robotic mechanisms, or even a replica of the Titanic, there are had something for everyone.
It was also interesting to be able to chat with the designers and ask them about their work. It was clear that in most cases, it is passion that motivates them, because many could not give a precise duration on the time spent creating their works!
In the second room, it was possible to buy LEGO boxes from vendors across Canada. Often even discontinued boxes were on sale, allowing collectors to add to their collection. In the center of the room, children could have fun with LEGO pieces. The children spent a good hour there creating all kinds of models, which were then put in the center to display the work of all.
The event cost about $15 per person for a duration of 3 hours. More Bricks in the Six events are coming in the future, and we recommend a visit if you get the chance.
And if you are in Montreal and looking for an activity for your little ones, visit us at Bouge Petit!
Bouge Petit is a café and physical activity center for parents with babies and young children located at 6546 avenue Papineau, Montreal.