Sugar Land, Texas

Houston Marriott

Houston Marriott Sugar Land

Just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Houston, the Houston Marriott Sugar Land is located in the heart of the vibrant Sugar Land Town Square, surrounded by fabulous dining and delightful shopping venues all within walking distance.

Brick Rodeo 2021

Check-in: Wed. July 21st, 2021
Starts: Thur. July 22nd, 2021
Ends: Sun. July 25th, 2021

Address

Houston Marriott Sugar Land
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Event Center

  • Houston Marriott Sugar Land
  • Sugar Land Town Square
  • Free Parking

Flying?

Brick Rodeo 2021 Memberships & Tickets

All Access
Membership

$70.00

Brick Rodeo 2021 Fan Convention

  • Access to Full 4 Day Convention
  • Access to Speaker Sessions
  • Access to Public Exhibition
  • Ability to Display MOCs
  • Themed Brick Badge
  • Themed T-Shirt
♦ If ordered prior to May 31, 2021
Companion
Membership*

$30.00

Brick Rodeo 2021 Fan Convention

  • Access to Full 4 Day Convention
  • Access to Speaker Sessions
  • Access to Public Exhibition
*Must accompany an All Access Membership
Public
Exhibition Ticket
Online Price

$20.00*

Brick Rodeo 2021 Fan Convention

  • Access to Public Exhibition
  • Family Packs Available for $40.00**
  • Access to Designated
      Speaker Sessions on Public Day
*Starts at $20 for individual tickets. $25.00 at the Door
**Starts at $40 for family packs. $50.00 at the Door
Individual Tickets   Family Pack Tickets  

Wednesday

TimeEventDetailsRoom
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Space set-up

If you're checking in to the hotel Wednesday evening and feel like helping out after you've settled in and had dinner, find us in the convention space.

Sugar Land Ballroom

Thursday

TimeEventDetailsRoom
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Member Check in

Check in at the event registration desk to receive all your convention goodies!  

Event registration
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MOC Set up

Check with the event space coordinator to be directed to your assigned area.  Brick Rodeo membership credentials must be worn at all times in the exhibition area.

Sugar Land ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Build a Minifigure Habitat!

Justin Brady-Joyner

A minifigure habitat lets you practice integrating details into small-scale building, using a relatively small amount of pieces! Join Justin Brady-Joyner (of @bradyjoynerbricks) in building your own minifigure habitat, using the supplies you received in your welcome kit as well as any you brought from home, and start to get to know the other AFOLs at Brick Rodeo!

Magnolia 2 & 3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Standing Build

Solo participants compete to build a small mystery set in the shortest amount of time while standing and without anywhere to place the parts other than their own hands and clothing. Finishing time will be increased for each piece dropped during the build.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Small Speed Build

15 spots available

Solo participants compete to build a small mystery set in the shortest amount of time. Finishing time will be increased if set is not completed correctly. If you are seasoned builder and over 16, you will be moved to the end of the line until all younger builders are accommodated. If there is still space, older builders will be given a handicap.

mahogany (2nd floor)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blind Build

15 spots available 

Solo participants compete to build a small mystery set in the shortest amount of time. In this competition, participants can see the instructions for the set but not the parts, and must build the set by touch alone. Finishing time will be increased if set is not completed correctly, but pieces of the right type but wrong color do not count as incorrect.

Magnolia 2 & 3
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree Workshop

Brian Lasseter

Join Brian Lasseter as he walks you through various easy to make brick built tree models. Tree parts packs available for purchase on site $5/kit.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Antikythera Mechanism

Kurt Baty

The Antikythera Mechanism
- Designing, Building and Publishing of a LEGO® Version
Including designing, 3D printing and releasing
the needed custom LEGO® compatible gears.
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient Greek Mechanical Computer,
often called the first Computer. Designed and build around 205 to 60
BC, It was found in 1901.
Sugar Land 7 - 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lighting Your MOC

Brian Lasseter

Brain Lasseter will be talking about LED lights and various other lighting solutions for all different sizes of LEGO® creations.  A limited number (20) of kits will be available for purchase on site $10/kit

Mahogany (2nd floor)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Set Draft #76902 - Speed Champions McLaren Elva

Bring your own NEW, UNOPENED copy of set #76902 - Speed Champions McLaren Elva (currently available in stores and online $19.99)

Sets will be opened & sorted into individual element lots. Participants then take turns choosing which pile they want. Participant draw order is determined by random number pick. A LEGO® draft is a great way to get a large quantity of parts without buying multiples of a particular set.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LEGO® Masters Challenge

Bring your Party Pack that you received in your goodie bag and have some fun participating in challenges inspired by the LEGO® Masters TV show.  

Magnolia 2 & 3
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
General Assembly

Join us for the official welcome to Brick Rodeo!

Sugar Land 7 - 10
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner Break

Meet up with old friends and invite some new ones to join you too!

Explore the many dining options within walking distance on the Town Square or hop in your car and venture just a little bit farther for even more dining options.  There is something for every taste and budget within just a couple of miles of the hotel.

sugar land town square
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dirty Brickster

Bring a wrapped LEGO® gift to exchange, $20.00 recommended value.  Choose an unopened package or steal from someone else. Be kind to your fellow players. Don't bring junk. Bring something you would want to receive.

This is a great time to dig into your stash of sets you bought years ago but never got around to building. 

Magnolia 2 & 3
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Swap Meet / Minifigure Exchange

Bring LEGO® you want to sell trade. New or used; sets, loose parts, minifigures... Please be respectful to our vendors and keep this as our only acceptable time to sell at the convention if you are not a vendor or sponsor.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Set Draft - #76177 Marvel: Battle at the Ancient Village

Bring your own NEW, UNOPENED copy of set #76177 - Battle at the Ancient Village (currently available in stores and online $39.99)

Sets will be opened & sorted into individual element lots. Participants then take turns choosing which pile they want. Participant draw order is determined by random number pick. A LEGO® draft is a great way to get a large quantity of parts without buying multiples of a particular set.

mahogany (2nd floor)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming

After hours gaming of all types.  If you have a game you want to play, or have a group game activity, this is the place for you.

magnolia 2 & 3

Friday

TimeEventDetailsRoom
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MOC set up

Check with the event space coordinator to be directed to your assigned area. 

Brick Rodeo membership credentials must be worn at all times in the exhibition area.

Sugar Land Ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Member Check In

Check in at the event registration desk to receive all your convention goodies!

event registration
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Presentation by Matthew Ashton of The LEGO® Group

Matthew Ashton

Matthew Ashton is the Vice President of Design at The LEGO® Group and Designer of the Everyone Is Awesome model. During his illustrious twenty years here, he has been responsible for the development of multiple play themes, Collectible Minifigures, been involved in the executive production of the LEGO® Movie and sequels and been Head Judge on LEGO® Masters UK.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Left / Right Build

16 spots available 

Teams of two participants each compete to build a mystery set in the shortest amount of time. In this competition, one participant uses only their left hand for half of the build while the other participant uses only their right hand. Halfway through, participants switch roles: the builder who started with their left hand must build with their right hand, and vice versa.

Magnolia 2 & 3
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Party Pack Games

Bring the Party Pack of parts that was included in your goodie bag for a creative build challenge.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building LEGO® Mosaics

Dr. Gregory Jonason

Ever wonder how they create LEGO® mosaics?  Come to this session for some tips and tricks that will help you get started on your LEGO® mosaic building journey!

Sugar Land 7 - 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium Speed Build

16 spots available

Solo participants compete to build a medium sized mystery set in the shortest amount of time. Finishing time will be increased if set is not completed correctly.

Magnolia 2 & 3
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mirror Speed Build

7 spots available

Teams of two will compete to build a medium sized set, but with a twist, it must be built mirror image of what the instructions say.  This is harder than it may seem!

Mahogany (2nd floor)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break

Meet up with old friends and invite some new ones to join you too!

Explore the many dining options within walking distance on the Town Square or hop in your car and venture just a little bit farther for even more dining options.  There is something for every taste and budget within just a couple of miles of the hotel.

Sugar Land Town Square
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
virtual presentation by Jamie Berard of the LEGO® group

Jamie Berard

Join us for a virtual presentation given by Brick Fiesta 2012 alum, Creative Lead / Senior Design Manager at LEGO®, and LEGO® Masters US host, Jamie Berard.  His presentation will be followed by a brief moderated Q & A.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Finding Community Virtually

Justin Brady-Joyner

Don't live near a LUG, but wanting to connect with other AFOLs? Or simply wanting to expand your network of other fantastic builders like yourself? At this session, Justin Brady-Joyner (of @bradyjoynerbricks) will share tips and tricks for developing your onine presence and connecting with other through social media platforms.  He'll share his experiences with identifying your individual brand/deciding what to share, finding and participating in online build challenges, engaging with digital LUG communities, and developing a deep sense of connection and belonging within online AFOL communities.

Sugar land 7 - 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MOC Storage and Transportation

Tim Howell

Is your collection of MOCs and built sets growing? Are you having trouble storing them or transporting them to shows? Tim Howell will share storage and transportation methods he's developed over several years of taking a lot of MOCs to a lot of display events.

Magnolia 2 & 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Set draft #41391 Heartlake City Hair Salon

Bring your own NEW, UNOPENED copy of set #41391 - Heartlake City Hair Salon (currently available in stores and online $19.99)

Sets will be opened & sorted into individual element lots. Participants then take turns choosing which pile they want. Participant draw order is determined by random number pick. A LEGO® draft is a great way to get a large quantity of parts without buying multiples of a particular set.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Progressive Build

12 spots available

Everyone will have the same small set, but we won't be using instructions.  Each participant takes turn chosing the element that will be used, everyone adds that element to their build.  The builds will take place in a box where only the builder can see what they are doing.  At the end all the builds will be revealed to see what creation each person has come up with using the same elements in the same order.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dude, Where's My Car? Live edition

Dave Slater

Join Houston Brick Club member Dave Slater for a presentation about creating large-scale replicas of classic cars. Whether its a curvy Batmobile or an angular Delorean, learn how to identify and capture the key details using LEGO® pieces ranging from castle roofs to ice skates.  Dave will also take you on a deep dive of his latest model, and how he used LEGO® Powered Up to make it come to life.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Telephone Build

16 spots available

Teams of two participants compete to build a mystery set in the shortest amount of time. The catch: one participant can see and touch the parts but cannot see the instructions, while the other participant can see the instructions but cannot see or touch the parts. The person with the instructions must verbally describe those instructions to the builder.

Magnolia 2 & 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Party Pack Games

Bring the Party Pack of parts that was included in your goodie bag for a creative build challenge.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A MOC Photography Guide

Patrick Massey

One of the hardest things you'll ever have to do in life is take apart a MOC (My Own Creation). But unless you're filthy rich and have access to an unlimited LEGO® collection, it's something you'll just have to do. Why not save something to hold on to with a nice picture for posterity? Check out this workshop to learn some tips from experienced MOC photographer Patrick Massey on how you can keep those precious creations around forever! See how decent photography can enhance a MOC while bad photography will detract from it. Camera not required! (Well, for this workshop. You'll still need a camera to take pictures later...)

Sugar Land 7 - 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LEGO® Masters Challenge

Bring your party pack that you received in your goodie bag and have some fun participating in challenges inspired by the LEGO® Masters TV show.

Magnolia 2 & 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Keynote - 10 Key Moments in the Brick's History

Daniel Konstanski

LEGO® should never have happened. The story of the brick is equal parts of genius, near misses, resilience, triumph, and brushes with disaster; some self-inflicted and others forced upon the company by outside forces. Brick Rodeo attendees will learn of things both large and small that have enabled the company to survive and made the brick what it is today.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner Break

Meet up with old friends and invite some new ones to join you too!

Explore the many dining options within walking distance on the Town Square or hop in your car and venture just a little bit farther for even more dining options.  There is something for every taste and budget within just a couple of miles of the hotel.

sugar land town square
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brick Rodeo Board Meeting
sugar land 7 - 10
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GayFOLs Meet Up

The GayFOLs online community is hosting a meet-up for LGBTQIA fans of LEGO for a chance to meet, have introductions, and chat. This is a general social meetup without any specific set agenda.

Magnolia 2 & 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Set Draft #70828 Pop Up Party Bus

Bring your own NEW, UNOPENED copy of set #70828 - Pop Up Party Bus or buy one on site.  30 copies will be available for purchase.  This set is retired and no longer available in stores.

Sets will be opened & sorted into individual element lots. Participants then take turns choosing which pile they want. Participant draw order is determined by random number pick. A LEGO® draft is a great way to get a large quantity of parts without buying multiples of a particular set.

bluebonnet (2nd floor)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming

After hours gaming of all types.  If you have a game you want to play, or have a group game activity, this is the place for you.

mahogany (2nd floor)

Saturday

TimeEventDetailsRoom
10:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Exhibition
Sugar Land Ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
11:00 - 12:30
LEGO® Masters Meet & Greet

Contestants from LEGO® Masters Season 2 will host a Q & A panel followed by autographs.  This is intended for Public Exhibition attendees.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Daniel Konstanski
Magnolia 2 & 3
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Party Pack Games

Bring the Party Pack of parts that was included in your goodie bag for a creative build challenge.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LEGO® Masters Meet & Greet

Contestants from LEGO® Masters Season 2 will host a Q & A panel followed by autographs.  This is intended for Public Exhibition attendees.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner Break

Meet up with old friends and invite some new ones to join you too!

Explore the many dining options within walking distance on the Town Square or hop in your car and venture just a little bit farther for even more dining options.  There is something for every taste and budget within just a couple of miles of the hotel.

Sugar Land Town Square
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charity Auction benefitting Texas Children's hospital

Join us for a combined live and silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Texas Children's hospital.

Several of our sponsors, vendors, and members have contributed items for this worthy cause.  

Sugar Land 7 - 10
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MOCs at Night

During this event the exhibition hall lights will be turned all the way down to allow the custom lighting of MOCs to really shine.

Sugar Land Ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Set Draft #75306 Imperial Probe Droid

Bring your own NEW, UNOPENED copy of set #75306 - Imperial Probe Droid (currently available in stores and online $59.99)

bring your own set for 2 draft picks or split the cost with a friend for 1 pick each

Sets will be opened & sorted into individual element lots. Participants then take turns choosing which pile they want. Participant draw order is determined by random number pick. A LEGO® draft is a great way to get a large quantity of parts without buying multiples of a particular set.

Bluebonnet (2nd floor)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tabletop Gaming

After hours gaming of all types.  If you have a game you want to play, or have a group game activity, this is the place for you.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad King Hal

Solo participants compete to build the best space pod. What sort of pod? That depends upon King Hal. King Hal is a fair and wise king, who would never change the rules during the game, tease the builders, or use sarcasm in a game description. Parts will be provided for this event. Completed builds will be judged by King Hal.

Magnolia 2 & 3

Sunday

TimeEventDetailsRoom
10:00 am - 12:30 pm / 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Exhibition
Sugar Land Ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
LEGO® Masters Meet & Greet

Contestants from LEGO® Masters Season 2 will host a Q & A panel followed by autographs.  This is intended for Public Exhibition attendees.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Party Pack Games

Bring the Party Pack of parts that was included in your goodie bag for a creative build challenge.

Mahogany (2nd floor)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
LEGO® Masters Meet & Greet

Contestants from LEGO® Masters Season 2 will host a Q & A panel followed by autographs.  This is intended for Public Exhibition attendees.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closing Assembly & Awards

MOC awards will be handed out and we will pass the baton to next year's co-chairs.

Sugar Land 7 - 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event space clear out

Pack up, clean up, move out.  Nobody will be allowed in the exhibition space during the closing assembly.

Sugar Land ballroom / Cane 1 - 3
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