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Brickvention 2009

I’m hearing that there are incredibly long queues for Brickvention today at Melbourne Town Hall. Shame… when we went in 2009, the queues weren’t too bad. Perhaps they’ve become a bigger event than they realise.

(According to the web site 1000 members of the public attended in 2009, and 2700 in 2010. Clearly it’s growing.)

I realised I never blogged the pictures and video from 2009, so here they are now.

Lego city
Lego city at Brickvention 2009

Spirit of Progress
Spirit of Progress at Brickvention 2009

Swanston Street/Flinders Street corner, including Flinders Street Station and Federation Square
Flinders St/Swanston St in Lego, at Brickvention 2009

Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance at Brickvention 2009

Gothic church
Gothic church at Brickvention 2009

Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle at Brickvention 2009

There are heaps more pictures from 2009 and from other years on the Brickvention web site.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

9 replies on “Brickvention 2009”

Went past the town hall on a 109 about noon and saw huge queues there and wondered what was on. Now I know! Thanks!

saw the storm troopers walking around outside…figured some kind of nerd convention must be happening!


Tickets this year were $6 for adults, $3 for children, with a $12 four-person-family deal. The queue was over two hours long at its peak, and wrapped the whole way around the block to meet its head.

We took about 90 minutes to get in, and the place was packed. I couldn’t move very easily, so left after about 20 minutes of peeking through crowds at impressive-looking constructions. There was no chance I could have asked the exhibitors anything, the noise of the crowds was too much.

Apparently the only options for a larger venue next year are Jeff’s Shed, which will drive the ticket price up quite a lot.

D’oh! I wasn’t meant to be in Melbourne while this was on, so put it out of my mind. Although it turns out I was (due to QLD flood related reasons) and forgot all about it. Will put on the calendar for next year though.

Love the model of Flinders/Swanston corner, that’s cool. Would love to see a full model of Federation Square…

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