Editor’s Note: There are all types of geeks in the world: Software geeks. Film geeks. Game geeks.

Based on the crowds at Seattle’s BrickCon event on Saturday, there are quite a few Lego geeks out there too.

It takes a very special type of person (we’d say patient) to piece together multicolored Lego blocks into life-like creations.

GeekWire photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey stopped by BrickCon– which continues Sunday at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall — to take in some of the action.

There were all sorts of creative engineering accomplishments and marvels, from robots to city skylines to river paddleboats.

Heck, there was even a recreation of the Tower of Orthanc from The Lord of the Rings and a 29-part adaptation of “Monty Python and the Holy Lego.”

What’s your favorite?

Previously on GeekWire: How a father-and-son Lego project sparked a new iPad game

Photography by Annie Laurie Malarkey, annielaurie@geekwire.com.

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  • http://www.jrotech.com/ Jeff Rodenburg

    I was scanning the photos and wondering why the Tower of Orthanc wasn’t included! (I did notice the closeup of a part of the battle, though.) Even with the photos, it’s hard to capture the attention to detail that many of the displays hold.

    This is a very cool event, something that my son and I have been doing for the past three years. The displays are fantastic and seem to get better every year.
    And for the record, my son really liked the variant types of AT-AT walkers.

    • Annie Malarkey

      I did get this shot of the tower, but none of the photos show the magnificence of the sculpture. I guess it’s one more reason for folks to head down today :)

  • http://chris.pirillo.com/ Chris Pirillo

    Jake Ludington recorded some video footage yesterday, too. I’m in the process of uploading that to our YouTube channel now. 

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Awesome … Please pass along a link when it’s ready.

    • johnhcook

      Nice. I linked to the YouTube video of the Monty Python creation. Hilarious. Feel free to send us the video too.
      John Cook
      Co-founder, GeekWire

  • http://twitter.com/NotJustAMommy Dawn S

    This was our first year going and the level of details on some of the displays was bananas! With a 7 and 10 year old, I predict many years ahead of attending.

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