We've formed a preliminary plan based on all the ideas and suggestions so far, and we're starting to take action on some of them.
-I will be chatting up some contacts at Legoland to see what, if any, of our ideas is feasible in their eyes. Particularly the ideas that involve using park space and/or park sponsorship.
-I will also be getting an estimate for engraved bricks from a couple vendors. I've used Tommy Armstrong before, but I'd like to see what others can do as well.
As for cost, yeah we're aiming for this to cost very little for attendees. Certainly nothing like the admission cost to get into the park, or the cost of a normal AFOL convention. We're talking a few dollars for maybe an engraved bricks, maybe a little pile of other swag, maybe sets for building competitions. If we do a draft, the money for those will probably come out of participants pockets. But again, we're still working on the prelim details, if it turns out we can get some help with this, maybe there'll be no cost to attendees.
Between the numbers of people who have responded here (and those who would bring their families,) and the probable number of attendees from the local LUGOLA and SANDLUG, we're talking a decent sized gathering of folks.