Monday, December 12, 2011

Brick Con

This October we to a trip to our Mecca, the BrickCon in Seattle. We are all level 7 lego geeks. Jakey is well on his way to becoming a level 8. So when Matt and Jenna told us in January about this lego convention that comes in October we were sold and immediately started making plans to go.

It is a Washington state law stating that if you go to Seattle you must, and I do mean MUST take a picture of the space needle. The first thought we all had was, "Hmmm, I thought it was bigger."

In the courtyard there is an amazing fountain. It puts on a really cool show with music and everything. It was so cold that day that that the water was warmer than the air so it created some really cool steam which you can sorta see around the dome in this picture.

What you cannot see is the look of wonder and awe on Jakey's face. All I can say is that I saw a lot of very pale people here, could have been the Seattle enviroment or the fact that they did not get out of their mother's basement very often to interact with real people.

What was fun on these huge displays is looking for the out of place characters. We saw a lot of Darth Vaders and Luke Skywalkers hiding in Harry Potter sets and city streets. What do you see in the picture below.

Just a really cool skyscraper in one of the many city scapes. One actually had a working minature movie theater.

In the kids corner they had a these awesome tables for kids to sit at and create with endless amounts of Legos. Jakey and the girls had a blast here. Daniel and Ike were very dissapointed in the prices of the sets and parts there. As were Ben and I. $3 for one mini figure??? Highway robbery. I would have said Lego highway robbery but we could not afford the pieces to even built the lego highway to get robbed on.

All in all it was such a fantastic trip. Loved staying with Matt and Jenna and their kiddos. We even got to go on a date and Daniel and Ike watched all of the kiddos. Jenna and Matt got a taste of the joys of having live in babysitters. They are coming over during Christmas break and we cannot wait to see them all again.

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