Lots of our summer plans have changed. Instead of traveling across the country for a much-anticipated beach and Disney vacation, we decided to stay closer to home.
Full Disclosure: In exchange for my honest review of Brickworld LEGO Virtual Con, I received complimentary tickets for my family.
We’ve spent the summer hiking, biking, camping, and swimming. We’ve enjoyed the natural beauty of Ohio. Visiting with family takes place while listening to birds and sitting outside near sunbaked, golden wheat fields. It’s not what we planned, but there’s been an absolute simplicity and beauty to it.
We usually have at least one family adventure each month, so our sudden cancelation of plans since March has left us with a bit of a lull. When I heard Brickworld was going to do a virtual conference this summer, I jumped at the chance to partner with them.
Building LEGO and watching LEGO Masters has been something we’ve enjoyed this spring and summer. I knew the boys would love to join the Brickworld LEGO Virtual Con and meet some of the contestants from the show.
To get the kids as engaged as possible, we planned a LEGO party for the day of the Brickworld LEGO Fireworks Virtual Con. We made LEGO brick jello and rice crispy treats. Then we set up the conference on multiple computers and a TV.
There was so much going on throughout the day in different “rooms” via zoom. We decided to have multiple screens going so the boys could move around the house to find what they wanted to learn.
We had totes of bricks out, and all three kids built while they watched and listened. They loved seeing the possibilities and trying new techniques.
Their favorite “room” was where the LEGO Masters contestants were. They loved seeing the challenges the contestants did each hour.
Each hour the TV show contestants would answer questions. The boys were thrilled when they had a chance to ask questions and show off some of the builds they were working on throughout the conference. There were at least 5 or 6 LEGO Masters contestants on that we saw, but the contestants switched out throughout the day, so we might have missed someone.
The Brickworld LEGO Fireworks Virtual Con was a great way to get together with other brick fans and learn something new. We’re looking forward to the upcoming Brickworld LEGO Virtual Cons.
Brickworld LEGO Halloween Virtual Con on Saturday, October 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
Brickworld LEGO Holiday Virtual Con on Saturday, December 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT