‘Killeen Bricks’ Interactive Show To Showcase Outrageous Lego Creations | Local News
Lego enthusiasts from across Texas are creating Lego artwork and displays of all sizes for “Bricks Killeen” coming to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 SWS Young Drive, this weekend.
The interactive Lego creation exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free to the public. Lego enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the event. The first 144 participants will receive a game of Legos with instructions to help build a community wall of 75,000 Lego 10ft by 10ft Lego bricks as part of the exhibit.
This event was created by the people of Killeen and longtime Lego collectors Ed and Deanna Frazee, who attend Lego shows all over the United States.
“We wanted to organize this a year and a half ago, but COVID put an end to our plans. Finally, we were able to prepare for the show and we hope to make it an annual thing. Said Ed Frazee. “We have already received a lot of positive feedback from the community and hope for a strong participation. “
Ed will showcase around 20 Lego creations, one of them being a large, detailed castle that visitors can interact with by playing search and research games.
There will be more than 40 creators who will present extravagant exhibits, including a castle built with 25,000 Lego bricks, custom spaceships, a dinosaur ranch, a lighthouse, a model of downtown Houston, Victorian homes and more. Again. Creators will be on hand to answer questions and explain how they design and create.
An experienced Lego builder, Christie Moffitt, came from Houston to participate in the event. One of his creations is a replica of the Hill Valley town square from the movie “Back to the Future”. Moffitt has been building this replica for over two years focusing on one building at a time.
“I met a group of creators here at a show in Houston in July. Ed and Deanna told me they were going to organize this and I really wanted to participate, ”said Moffitt. “I haven’t been able to attend any shows for the past two years due to COVID-19, so I try to attend and participate in as much as possible.”
The event will also host the Texas Brick Railroad, a group of Lego and train enthusiasts, who will build part of a railroad part in the hopes of winning a Guinness World Record.
Visitors can also sit in a “creation station” and play with Legos after enjoying all the creations.