Killeen to Host Lego ‘Bricks Killeen’ Mega Event This Weekend | Local News
City officials, in collaboration with the Killeen Convention and the Visitors Bureau, are presenting a Lego exhibit in town called “Bricks Killeen”. This event will take place at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center this weekend and is free to the public. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
More than three dozen exhibitors will showcase their extravagant creations, including a castle built with 25,000 Lego bricks, custom spaceships, a dinosaur ranch, a giant treehouse, a model of downtown Houston, houses Victorian and much more. Creators will be on hand to answer questions and explain how they design and create. The Texas Brick Railroad, a group of Lego and train enthusiasts, will build part of a railroad in hopes of winning a Guinness World Record.
“We are particularly honored to have a special display of military aircraft that will reproduce Whiskey Pete, the native hero of Killeen and WWII, Bob Gray’s plane,” said Executive Director of Communications Janell Ford , in a press release.
After getting it all figured out, visitors can sit in a “creation station” and pick up Legos together to see what they can create, including a community mural.
The first 144 participants who wish to participate in its construction will receive a part to complete with instructions for the 75,000ft by 10ft Lego brick mural.
Bricks Killeen is sponsored by the Killeen Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the Texas Lego Users Group, which has chapters in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Texas Lego Users Group has partnered with Fairy Bricks to help deliver Lego sets to hospitalized children, including Baylor Scott & White McLane’s Children Hospital in Temple.
It’s an event that residents and Lego enthusiasts don’t want to miss.