February 2nd, 2022: BrickUniverse LEGO Convention takes place April 30 & May 1 at the Portland Exposition Building (BrickUniverse) Credit: CBS 13

PORTLAND — Maine is going to have its first LEGO convention this spring.

The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will be held at the Portland Expo on April 30 and May 1.

According to the team at BrickUniverse, in past events they have witnessed thousands of LEGO fans show up to enjoy live builds and hundreds of models.

Professional LEGO artist Jonathan Lopes will be coming from San Diego, California, to showcase more than 30 of his select LEGO displays, including an 8-foot-high LEGO Model of New York City’s Woolworth Building.

He will be in attendance all weekend and talk to attendees on his life as a professional LEGO artist.

Additionally, Chicago-based LEGO artist Rocco Buttliere will be bringing more than 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world, including Burj Khalifa — the largest skyscraper in the world — the full Westminster Palace in London, and more famous landmarks all built from LEGO bricks.

Other attractions include:

– LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and goodies from multiple different vendors

– Star Wars Zone: Amazing LEGO creations from the Star Wars universe

– Professional LEGO artist meet-and-greets

– Fan Zone: epic LEGO creations built by local fan builders

Tickets are $15 and are available for either Saturday, April 30 or Sunday, May 1. Organizers predict that the Maine event will be sold-out and purchasing tickets early is recommended.