Yakima Herald-Republic

What's Not to Love about Legos? Other Than Stepping on Them with Bare Feet, Nothing: The Brick That Keeps on Giving Is Beloved by Children and Adults Alike the Famous Bricks Are Beloved by Children and Adults Alike

Brickstravaganza was a big deal - a really big deal.

Organizers of the Dec. 30 event at the Yakima Central Library thought maybe 100 people would show up to watch "The Lego Batman Movie" and enjoy Lego-themed crafts, activities and two Lego robot demonstrations (one of them a cat) courtesy of AFOL's Brick, Yakima's Lego specialty store.

But people kept showing up.

"We expected maybe 100 because we've never seen a turnout like that down here before. ... It was impossible to guess and we were surprised," said Heather Campbell, assistant branch manager at the Yakima Central Library.

"There were 230 kids, we estimate maybe 20 teens and around 100 adults," she said. "It was packed!"

So the first Lego-themed event at the downtown library was a smashing success, which was no surprise to Yakima Valley fans of the colorful interlocking plastic bricks made by The Lego Group since 1949.

Fans range from the littlest of kids starting off with big Duplo bricks to adults who spend years and thousands of dollars recreating their favorite fictional and real places, like the impressive creations showcased at BrickCon in Seattle. …

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