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Play in a Pit of 140,000 Legos at Downtown Brooklyn Brick Fest

By Alexandra Leon | December 9, 2016 5:02pm | Updated on December 12, 2016 8:57am
 The LEGO pit at Brick Fest Live.
The LEGO pit at Brick Fest Live.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Kids can hop into a pit filled with tens of thousands of Legos at a holiday rendition of Brick Fest Live, the Lego-building event stopping at the City Point complex for the next two weekends.

Visitors can check out models built by Lego designer Carter Baldwin or build their own creations at the collaborative block-building event at at 445 Albee Square West.

One of the highlights of the event will be a Lego pit filled with 140,000 2-by-4 bricks that kids can jump in and create anything from scratch.

“The idea is Lego can be anything you want it to be, so people make all kinds of cool creations using the same brick,” said event manager Mark Noel.

The designs made from the pit's blocks will go on display on several tables behind it. 

Lego displays include “The Glow Zone,” a glow-in-the-dark exhibit featuring wiggly space creatures and the electronic music duo Daft Punk. There will also be a life-sized Woody from "Toy Story" and a castle with a “ninja pirate” theme, according to Noel.

Guests can take part in interactive displays like a mosaic wall where participants will get a 16-by-16 tile that they can fill in with 1-by-1 bricks to make any image. The individual images will appear on six walls that can hold up to 126 images each to make a mosaic display. 

Another interactive floor mosaic will create a 20-by-20-foot mystery image that’ll celebrate the release of "Rogue One." While the image itself will stay a secret until it’s fully built out, Noel said it’ll have a "Star Wars"-inspired holiday theme. 

For vintage Lego fans, Factory Fresh Bricks will be on site selling discontinued sets, parts and figures. 

The event is open to all ages, including AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO).  

Brick Fest Live will be at City Point Dec. 9 to 11, and Dec. 16 to 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $12 Friday and Sunday and $15 on Saturday.