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Photos: Thousands attend fan-based Lego festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Brick Fest Live, the largest fan-run convention of Lego enthusiasts, comes to the New York Hall of Science, with a Brick Pit featuring more than 100,000 pieces.
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Little Lego blocks will be 70 years old next year. There have been more than 600 billion pieces sold during that time.
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In the age of digital play, Legos still represent the chance for kids to play the old-fashioned way.
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This youngster is taking the skyscraper he built to show his parents.
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Brick Fest Live, which tours around the country, includes collaborative projects for Lego fans that require buckets of bricks.
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The two-day festival drew an estimated 11,000 people to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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The daylong event could get exhausting for parents and grandparents.

What is that makes those colorful little plastic bricks such an obsession?

The Lego-crazy kids came in swarms — 11,000 people in all, according to officials — to the Brick Fest Live event at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park last weekend. The Danish company that makes Legos had no official connection to the two-day event. Brick Fest Live bills itself as the largest fan-based Lego convention in the country. Here’s an inside look at the festival.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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