Brickworld was held the past weekend at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. LEGO enthusiasts were encouraged to attend and to bring the kids for a wonderful learning experience and chance to build your own creations. People of all ages roamed the isles to get a better look at the exhibits. LEGO engineers came together to form teams and were happy to finally show off their work at the Brickworld Exhibition.
Tom Miller, a junior at USF studying electronic engineering, helps maintain the GFLUG LEGO station at Brickworld in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. GLFUG is one of the many teams at Brickworld displaying their LEGO architecture. Miller says, “Of course, since none of them are glued, they require a lot of maintenance. I’ve done moderate repairs and rebuilt a lot of things today.” Tom Miller works along side his father Scott Miller maintaining the LEGO buildings and trains.
“This is actually the first time Brickworld has come to Tampa,” said executive directer Bryan Bonahoom, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. There were 5000 people in attendance on Saturday and they are expecting another 3000 today. Brickworld is meant to be an educational event where LEGO artists and engineers can show off their talent and learn from each other.
Many attendants snapped photos of all the creations at Brickworld in Tampa, Fla. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. People of all ages admired the different collections from people made of LEGOS to entire towns made of LEGOS.
Max Alito plays with the provided LEGOS to demonstrate his own talent at Brickwall in Tampa, Fla. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Alito’s father Andre Alito says, “Max loves building with LEGOS at home. I think its a great learning experience for him to see the potential his work has after seeing all of these LEGO creations today.”
Attendees are tempted to touch the displays at Brickworld Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. There were many different seasonal displays from fall themed pumpkins made of LEGOS, to a wintry Christmas town mad of LEGOS as seen here.
William Stone and Laurie Stone admire their favorite demonstration called the Soccer Factory at Brickworld in Tampa, Fla. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The factory is built out of LEGOS, pulleys and gears which take the soccer balls through an endless maze. William says, “I came to see all the LEGOS.”
A steady stream of visitors of all ages approached the building featuring many LEGO creations at Brickworld on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.