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#1 Superkalle

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:34 AM

The Lego Year Overview Calender

Ever wondered when the major Lego fan events happen during a typical year? Or when we are likely to see TLG release info about upcoming sets? Or when that Pirates building contest start? Look no further. This calender will give you a good overview of a typical Lego year.

Missing any events? Please let us know, but remember this is supposed to be a fairly static topic with events that happen on a regular basis.

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Legend
EBlogo.png - EB Event/Contest
LegoLogo.png - TLG product releases/info
FanEvent.png - Fan Meet/Convention
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January
LegoLogo.png Winter/Spring releases from TLG hits stores (the other major release is in June)
FanEvent.png Brickvention - Melbourne, Australia


February
FanEvent.png Legoworld, Copenhagen - Arranged by LEGO. Mostly for kids and their parents.
LegoLogo.png Most of the summer lineup of sets are revealed, i.e. sets that hit stores in June. Often at the toy industry fairs such as TIA (USA) or Nurnburg (Germany).

March
FanEvent.png Brickworld Indy - Indiananpolis, Indiana, USA - A regional event. Not to be mistaken for the huge Brickworld event in June.


April
EBlogo.png Eurobricks Event (typically alternating each year between Billund, Gunzburg and Windsor)
FanEvent.png Klodsfest - Taastrup, Denmark
FanEvent.png Bricks by the Bay - California, USA
FanEvent.png DoubleBrick - Moscow, Russia


May
FanEvent.png Kockice Expo- Zagreb, Croatia
FanEvent.png BrickMagic, Raleigh, NC, USA
FanEvent.png AFOLCon - Manchester, UK. End April/Beginning of May (at least for 2011)
FanEvent.png MadBrick, Madrid, Spain


June
LegoLogo.png Summer/Fall releases from TLG hits stores (the other major release is in January)
FanEvent.png Brickworld - Chicago, USA
FanEvent.png 1000steine-Land - Berlin, Germany.
FanEvent.png Arte em Peças - Portugal
FanEvent.png Fana’Briques - Rosheim, France
FanEvent.png BricksCascade Portland, Oregon, USA


July
FanEvent.png Comic-Con - California, USA. Usually a Star Wars set is revealed (e.g. 2010 the UCS Jedi Starfighter).
FanEvent.png Brickfête - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 28th - 31st
FanEvent.png ItLUG Lecco 2011 - Lecco, Italy, 16th-17th July.
FanEvent.png Brickfiesta - Austin, Texas, USA


August
FanEvent.png Brickfair - Washington DC, USA
FanEvent.png BrickExpo - Canberra, Australia


September
FanEvent.png Lego fan weekend - Skaerbaek, Denmark
LegoLogo.png Most of winter/early spring line-up of sets are becoming known (i.e. sets that hit stores in January)
FanEvent.png BrickWorld Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

October
FanEvent.png BrickCon - Seattle, USA
FanEvent.png Lego World Zwolle, Netherlands Arranged by LEGO. Mostly for kids and their parents.
FanEvent.png The Great Western LEGO Show - the largest display of models built by LEGO fans in the UK
FanEvent.png Festibriques - Châtenoy-Le-Royal - France


November
FanEvent.png LEGO Fanwelt -  Cologne, Germany. Germanies biggest Lego convention
FanEvent.png BrickMania - Wilrijk, Belgium
Classic-Castle Colossal Castle Contest


December
FanEvent.png Hispabrick - Barcelona, Spain
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

You forgot LEGOWorld Zwolle each year in autumn: October, 19 - 28, 2010

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:03 AM

View PostJopieK, on 26 July 2010 - 09:43 AM, said:

You forgot LEGOWorld Zwolle each year in autumn: October, 19 - 28, 2010
What do you mean - it's right there (but I'll add "Zwolle" for added clarity).
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:33 AM

View PostSuperkalle, on 26 July 2010 - 10:03 AM, said:

What do you mean - it's right there (but I'll add "Zwolle" for added clarity).


Ooops, overlooked that one :p

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:37 PM

Don't forget the Google Calendar for LEGO Conventions - one of the several global calendars set up for LUGs to use to share including: Fan Events, Contests, Displays.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

Toy Fair (New York, USA) takes place in February. That's when we see most of the Summer lineup of sets!

Bricks by the Bay 2010 (California, USA) happened in April. No one knows when next year's will be held, but it should be on the same month!  :thumbup:

Comic-Con (California, USA) took place this month, June. Usually there are a handful of exclusive, limited edition sets for sale there, as well as one Star Wars product being revealed (this year, the UCS Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter).

LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Days (California, USA) happen in August. Can't wait to see what's in store in person this year! :sweet:

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:44 PM

Thanks guys!
I'll add these!

View Posttedbeard, on 26 July 2010 - 04:37 PM, said:

Don't forget the Google Calendar for LEGO Conventions - one of the several global calendars set up for LUGs to use to share
Yeah, I had a look at them, but most of them are incomplete (you have to jump between them to get the full picture). I wanted to make a complete  :classic:
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:05 PM

August (starting 2011) - BricksNorth. Canada's premiere LEGO Convention. I'll post a link up once the website is unveiled, which should be fairly soon.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

1000steine-Land in Berlin in June.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

View PostILikePi, on 26 July 2010 - 05:18 PM, said:

Comic-Con (California, USA) took place this month, June. Usually there are a handful of exclusive, limited edition sets for sale there, as well as one Star Wars product being revealed (this year, the UCS Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter).

Comic Con is actually in July, not June.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:03 AM

View PostMariann Asanuma, on 04 August 2010 - 10:09 AM, said:

Comic Con is actually in July, not June.


Thanks! I've changed it now.
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

Why don't you create a (new) IPboard calender for this ?
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:18 PM

Hi
this year there are several shows sponsored by lego called Lego kidsfests. several lugs will be displaying their mocs. as is the public is welcome to display Mocs as well. Peace
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They are as follows.
Hartford Ct  Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5, 2010
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd,
Hartford, Ct

Boston
Saturday, September 25 through Sunday,
September 26, 2010
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts

New York New york
Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 14, 2010
Jacob K Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-1114
Chicago

Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31, 2010
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

There are also shows set for 2011
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:48 PM

View PostOneSnowTrooper, on 04 August 2010 - 01:48 PM, said:

Why don't you create a (new) IPboard calender for this ?
Well, there is allready a calender here at EB, and I think it's perfect to use for managing the exact dates. However, the purpose of this calender is to be a sort of reference. I've found that IP-board style calenders, Google calenders etc tend to miss out on many events and they don't give you an nice yearly overview.

View Postwiradar, on 04 August 2010 - 06:18 PM, said:

Hi
this year there are several shows sponsored by lego called Lego kidsfests. several lugs will be displaying their mocs. as is the public is welcome to display Mocs as well. Peace
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Thanks for the tip! I'll have a look at it.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:44 AM

There is also Brickvention http://www.brickventures.com/ in January in Melbourne, Australia

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:12 AM

View Postpeterab, on 05 August 2010 - 03:44 AM, said:

There is also Brickvention http://www.brickventures.com/ in January in Melbourne, Australia
Added. Thanks!
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:20 PM

Have to admit, I am SUPER-STOKED about a LEGO event here in T.O.!  No borders to cross, no two-plus-hour jaunt out to 'hotel row' by the airport.

Thanks for listing all of these events.  It's nice to have a rough idea of what happens where and when.
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View PostILikePi, on 26 July 2010 - 05:18 PM, said:

LEGOLAND California's Star Wars Days (California, USA) happen in August. Can't wait to see what's in store in person this year! :sweet:
Do add that. I just got back from the 2010 event, wherein I picked up a poster of all the 2010 minifigs and a pair of White Boba Fetts. The only thing is that the date tends to vary. The past three events were in September, then June, and now August.

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View PostBrickdoctor, on 08 August 2010 - 10:30 PM, said:

Do add that. I just got back from the 2010 event, wherein I picked up a poster of all the 2010 minifigs and a pair of White Boba Fetts. The only thing is that the date tends to vary. The past three events were in September, then June, and now August.
Can you tell some more about the event. Lot of people? AFOL focus or kids-focus? Is it always SW theme etc.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

BrickMagic in Raleigh, NC
May 5-8, 2011
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View PostKaryn, on 03 October 2010 - 06:31 PM, said:

BrickMagic in Raleigh, NC
May 5-8, 2011
INFO: http://www.brickmagic.org/
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:15 PM

Belug (the Belgian Lego Users Group) has a open clubweekend called BrickMania:

27/11/2010 13u-18u
28/11/2010 10u-17u

Centrum Oosterveld
Groenenborgerlaan 216
Wilrijk
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View Postprivate_lego, on 16 November 2010 - 11:15 PM, said:

Belug (the Belgian Lego Users Group) has a open clubweekend called BrickMania:
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:17 PM

Afolcon:
28th April - 2nd May 2011 (Public days are 30th April, 1st May & 2nd May)
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:25 AM

brickfest has been canceled  :sad:
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