Bricks by the Bay LEGO convention ‘on indefinite hiatus’

One of the longest-running LEGO conventions in California has been put on indefinite hold, with no word when Bricks by the Bay may return.

The first Bricks by the Bay convention took place back in 2010 in Freemont, California, soon outgrowing its initial site before moving to Silicon Valley ever since. However, the LEGO fan show opted to host virtual events in 2020 and 2021 and then cancelled last year’s event altogether.

Attendees will no doubt by disappointed then to learn that there will also be no Bricks by the Bay convention this year, with the show confirmed to have been put on ‘on indefinite hiatus.’ Details were issued by the event’s board of directors who went on to say, ‘If and when the convention resumes, we will send out an update at that time.’

As with last year’s cancelled Bricks by the Bay convention, no specific reason has been given for a lack of a regular show in 2024, but the organisers do mention they hope to see vendors and visitors at some point in the future.

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With over a decade’s worth of events under its belt, Bricks by the Bay certainly seemed to have established itself as a popular annual experience for visitors and vendors alike. The show featured plenty of fun activities such as individual and team speed builds, workshops and massive fan-designed models, with plenty to see and do while in attendance.

Previous Bricks by the Bay conventions have also been based around specific themes such as Monsters in 2015, California Dreamin’ in 2017 and The UneXpected in 2019. Fortunately, the Sunshine State does play host to a number of other LEGO fan events, with the likes of last month’s Brick Convention in San Joaquin County and the annual San Diego Comic-Con. The LEGO Group was itself in attendance at the latter show in 2023, offering up various panels and a dedicated booth.

If you’re interested in future updates on the Bricks by the Bay convention, you can sign up for emails on their website right here.

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Matt Yeo
From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

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Matt Yeo

From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

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