Triangle Lego lovers are organizing a big festival of Legos for Mother's Day weekend.
Joe Meno, an organizer and founder of the Raleigh-based magazine Brick Journal, said the idea came to local fans after seeing other conventions around the country. They figured the Triangle was ready for the next level with the opening of the Lego store at Crabtree Valley Mall and the activity of local Lego groups, comprised mostly of adults who love all things Lego.
"It just seemed to be the logical step up," Meno told me.
A vendor area will feature old Lego sets you can't find anymore, individual parts and custom parts. And this was something that I didn't know ... Meno said that Lego doesn't make certain things such as weapons. So some Lego lovers make their own and sell them.
So if you're looking for the Lego version of an Uzi submachine gun ...
"We will have the people who sell those," Meno said. "And if you want a blue deer, we can probably help you out there too."
Tickets to the film festival are $4.75 a piece.
Tickets to the BrickMagic festival in Raleigh are $12 for adults and $8 for kids ages 4 to 16 and seniors. Kids 3 and under are free. Moms get in free on Mother's Day with a paying child or spouse. There's a $1 discount for each ticket pre-ordered online. The event is also donating $1 for each student from participating area schools who attends. The money will be paid directly to their school's PTA.
And for $6, your kids can make you a Lego rose for Mother's Day.