The BrickCan LEGO Exhibition is BC’s biggest LEGO event. In 2023 it takes place at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond from April 20th to 23rd.
The exhibition part of the event is a two-day affair on April 22nd and 23rd. It’s a delight for fans of all ages who wander the exhibition hall marvelling the creative displays of LEGO models. Running concurrent to the exhibition, but starting on April 20th, is the BrickCan Adult LEGO Fan Convention, considered Canada’s largest such convention and launched by Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs as they are affectionately known).
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BrickCan LEGO Exhibition in Richmond
Hundreds of LEGO aficionados from all over the world are at the BrickCan LEGO event showcasing their creative designs. They are also on hand to engage with the public and fellow AFOLs about their works of art. At the event there are usually a few LEGO models never before seen.
The public attending the two-day non-AFOL exhibition part of the event on the Saturday and Sunday can have fun building their own LEGO designs, learning from the LEGO masters themselves, and shopping with vendors.
The public exhibition on the weekend is a great event. It’s popular with young families and their children, but also for adults. It’s amazing how popular LEGO is with adults. You must admit though, LEGO is pretty cool and awesome, and it is amazing what these LEGO artists can build! If you’ve never been to this event, and you like LEGO, you should go!
Ticket Price and Booking
In 2023 general admission tickets to the exhibition on the weekend are $15 per person and are available through Ticketmaster. Children under the age of 3 are free.
Tickets are valid for two-hour sessions only. Below are the timeslots to buy tickets for Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd.
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am
- 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The BrickCan LEGO event takes place at the River Rock Casino at 8811 River Road in the north part of Richmond, just south of the Fraser River from the City of Vancouver.
For those not familiar with the location, it’s right on the SkyTrain rapid transit line and not far from the Vancouver International Airport. The casino is just a 2-minute drive from where the Richmond Night Market takes place in the summer and about 3.5 km from the McArthurGlen Outlet Mall.
If travelling by car, there is lots of parking in the parkade next to the casino. If travelling by public transit, Bridgeport Station is conveniently just steps from the resort.
The River Rock Casino is a hotel and casino. It has slot machines and games like Blackjack and Roulette. There are also restaurants, and a theatre where shows and concerts sometimes take place. The BrickCan LEGO Exhibition happens in the theatre, but with all the theatre seating removed from the room.
Note: Strollers and wagons are not allowed in the exhibit hall because of space constraints. Wheelchairs, however, are permitted.
To learn more about the event visit the official BrickCan website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- City of Richmond
- River Rock Casino
- Vancouver Rainy Day Activities
- Vancouver Activities for Children
- March Calendar of Events
The author of this article is Elena Kyriacou.