Image courtesy of utahlug.org.
Salt Lake Comic Con is an all-ages show for a reason—there's plenty of stuff for all fans.
If you head to the south end of the convention, you'll find a set up reminiscent of Legoland, where the Utah Lego Users Group (ULUG) has set up shop. “We don't actually let people play with the LEGOs—it's more about showing off what we built,” says Cody Ottley, president of the group.
LUG groups exist in every state and all over the world. Utah's started in 2006 and has been putting on displays at train shows and conventions since. “We usually estimate about 750 pounds to a million bricks at each event,” Ottley says. Some of the displays kids can see at Salt Lake Comic Con might include Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings creations.
And for the adults, the club is recruiting builders. “There's a lot of adult fans of LEGO out there in the Salt Lake Valley who we haven't been in contact with yet,” Ottley says. “And we want them to come out of the brick work.”
Some of the other kids' stuff to check out, recommended by Salt Lake Comic Con founder Dan Farr, include Weta Workshop, a company that did graphics for The Hobbit, vendors selling toys and comics, young adult authors like Brandon Mull, celebrity guests and all of the awesome cosplayers.