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The Love of LEGO

LEGO has been a toy staple for nearly 90 years. Generations have loved to create and build the most simple to the most intricate creations as children, and continue until adulthood.

The great thing about LEGO is that there really are no rules. Sure you can buy a Millenium Falcon or Hogwarts set and follow the instructions and have a blast doing it, but you can also break those blocks down and create whatever your heart desires.

LEGO hasn't slowed down despite reaching 90 years of age this coming summer, with Legoland Parks, Hotels, and a Discovery Center location as close as Somerville, Massachusetts where families can learn, play, and build together.

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In 2014 one of the greatest kids movies of all time (ok I may be inserting my own bias in here) was released, The LEGO Movie.

There are also countless LEGO cartoons and video games.

And a reality competition LEGO Masters.

Now Mainers can truly be immersed in the world of LEGO with Maine's first LEGO convention.

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Festival

Happening at the Portland Expo on Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st is the LEGO Fan Expo hosted by BrickUniverse.

There are 4 sessions to choose from in the AM and PM each day. The morning sessions are from 10 am until 1 pm and the afternoon sessions are from 2 pm until 5 pm.

The expo will feature various LEGO artists and their works from around the country showing off their skills from the Vatican City, as well as a Grogu Mosaic. Also at the expo are lifesize LEGO sculptures, LEGO Star Wars Creations, Joker's Funhouse for Batman fans, merchants that could have that special piece you're looking for, as well as other LEGO items like Bionicle and Duplo.

The event is expected to sell out so get your tickets now here.

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