Delighted LEGO® fans of all ages found two football fields of LEGO fun at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, June 17 - 19, 2011!
The weekend kicked-off with this report from Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA:
LEGOLAND® Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Darrick M. from Pitsburgh, PA! He is the winner of the LEGO KidsFest Pittsburgh Tour Stop Prize and has chosen to receive four admission tickets to LEGOLAND Florida (Tour Stop Prize winners receive 4 tickets to a U.S. LEGOLAND Park or LEGO Discovery Center).
In addition, he (and everyone else who enters during the 2011 tour) is eligible for the Grand Prize Giveaway which will be drawn at the conclusion of the 2011 tour in December.
Some Show Highlights:
Father & son Master Model Builders Dan and Chris Steininger team up for the Pittsburgh LEGO KidsFest.
The LEGO Model Museum in Pittsburgh was a popular place for photos.
Creation Nation nears completion in Pittsburgh.
I can almost smell the chocolate! How far is Hershey from Pittsburgh?
What's Creation Nation in Pittsburgh without at least one Terrible Towel?
A football stadium and labyrinth sit side-by-side in Creation Nation.
A LEGO Minifigure (changing the lights?) sets up a LEGO sign in Creation Nation.
Master Builder Dan Steininger reviews the instructions for building a model in the Master Builder Academy.
Master Builder Dan Steininger poses with a student in the Master Builder Academy.
A group of enthusiastic kids express their excitment in the Activity Area during the Bridge Building competition as their sturdy creation survives yet another round.
The Father's Day bridge building contest pitted fathers against children in the Activity Area. Here Master Model Builder Chris Steininger helps the kids compete against the dads (who were being assisted by Chris Steininger’s father, Master Model Builder Dan Steininger).
A group of dads contemplate their next move. The Father's Day bridge building contest pitted fathers against their children in the Activity Area.
A group of concerned dads look on during the Father's Day bridge building contest. Will their bridge support more weight? Or will it fall to pieces?
In Bulleye's Backyard, LEGO fans built dog houses, dishes, bones and more — all in Target® red.
The Big Brick Pile was an incredibly popular spot — but no worries — there were plenty of bricks for everyone.
The big DUPLO pile was equally popular with the smaller LEGO enthusists...
Mystery Mural #1 revealed: Minifigures.
Mystery Mural #2 revealed: A skyline featuring the UPMC building.
LEGO creations from coast to coast: the completed Creation Nation! Nice job Pittsburgh!
Special Thanks to our Pittsburgh 2011 Partners: