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All Activities

Wednesday

Display Setup

Wednesday
from01:00 PM
to07:00 PM
inEvent Hall

Set up displays in event hall.

Mixer

Led by: Brickworld

Wednesday
from07:00 PM
to10:00 PM
inHotel Lobby

Get together with everyone and hang out on Wednesday evening. Brickworld provides some heavy snacks and maybe even some beverages. You provide the fun!!

Display Setup

Wednesday
from08:00 PM
to12:00 AM
inEvent Hall

Set up displays in event hall.

Thursday

Display Setup

Thursday
from08:00 AM
to08:00 PM
inEvent Hall

Set up displays in event hall.

New Attendee Orientation

Led by: David Gregory & Phil Straatsma

Thursday
from09:00 AM
to09:50 AM
inNirvana C

Is this your first time at Brickworld? Come join us as we go over all aspects of the event to help you make the most of your experience here. Learn about set drafts, after hours activities, voting for awards, the charity auction and more.

Intro to Mindstorms–Stair Climbing

Led by: Steve Hassenplug & John Brost

Thursday
from01:00 PM
to03:50 PM
inNirvana A

Learn some basics of Mindstorms and build a robot to climb stairs. Then stick around to compete against others to see who can get to the top of the stairs first.

Sign up required to use one of our MINDSTORMS sets - 15 available

The set is on loan to you. We expect it to be fully returned.

Note: We ask that if you have borrowed our sets in prior years that you allow others to have an opportunity to use those sets. Instructors will be looking for familiar faces and working to involve new people if they don't have sets.

Blind Build

Led by: Gretchen McNeely

Thursday
from02:00 PM
to03:00 PM
inConcession Area

Build a LEGO set without being able to see the parts or assembly as you build. This is a speed competition designed for fun too!

Train Round Table

Led by: Brian Williams

Thursday
from03:00 PM
to03:50 PM
inNirvana C

Come join the annual Train Round-table and learn the latest developments in LEGO trains. For beginners and experts.

Dirty Brickster ($15)

Led by: Alice Leber-Cook

Thursday
from03:00 PM
to05:00 PM
inProsperity

A gift exchange game for people of all ages! See the rules and details at the link below.

Brickfilm Theater

Led by: Casey McCoy & Tyler Eyerly

Thursday
from12:30 PM
to07:00 PM
inEuphoria

Brickfilms running in the theater in a loop. Go take some time to relax and watch some fun creations in action.

LAN Ambassador Meeting

Led by: Glen Kirk

Thursday
from05:00 PM
to06:00 PM
inNirvana B

Informal meeting and discussion session for LEGO RLUG Ambassadors. This is a closed session for RLUG Ambassadors only.

Brickworld Baja

Led by: John Brost & Steve Hassenplug

Thursday
from06:00 PM
to07:00 PM
inCompetition Area

Bring your best remote control off-road LEGO® vehicle to compete in the Brickworld Baja off-road competition.

Build a LEGO 4x4 off-road vehicle at home and bring it to Brickworld to compete. See rules on Brickworld website.

Dirty Buildster

Led by: Alice Leber-Cook

Thursday
from06:00 PM
to07:00 PM
inNirvana C

Bring a couple random bags of parts and test your building skill against everyone else participating.

Inclusion Build and Chat

Led by: Gretchen McNeely

Thursday
from06:00 PM
to07:50 PM
inSchaumburg Foyer E

Play and snack with Gretchen, Brickworld's Inclusion Coordinator! Gather and get acquainted (or re-acquainted) over our shared love of the brick. Everyone is welcome!

Opening Ceremonies

Thursday
from08:00 PM
to09:30 PM
inSchaumburg West

Official kick off of the convention includes important information, thank yous, and the keynote address.

Display Setup

Thursday
from09:30 PM
to12:00 AM
inEvent Hall

Set up displays in event hall.

Friday

Display Setup

Friday
from08:00 AM
to12:00 AM
inEvent Hall

Set up displays in event hall.

New Attendee Orientation

Led by: David Gregory & Phil Straatsma

Friday
from09:00 AM
to09:50 AM
inEuphoria

Is this your first time at Brickworld? Come join us as we go over all aspects of the event to help you make the most of your experience here. Learn about set drafts, after hours activities, voting for awards, the charity auction and more.

Kidsworld

Led by: TBD

Friday
from09:00 AM
to10:50 AM
inNirvana A

Learning session for younger participants. Teaching them basic building skills and techniques is the goal of this session.

Charity Silent Auction

Led by: Amanda & Glen Kirk

Friday
from10:00 AM
to12:50 PM
inPlay Brick Tables

Silent Auction portion of the charity fundraiser

Pull-back Dragster Build and Practice

Led by: Scott Ingerson

Friday
from12:00 PM
to01:30 PM
inFront of Event Hall

Do you want to race in the pull back dragster challenge but you don't have a car? Come on by the ChiLUG layout and work with the experts to get a car ready for the challenge! You can't keep it. But, you can race it!

Dirty Brickster ($50)

Led by: Alice Leber-Cook

Friday
from01:00 PM
to03:00 PM
inProsperity

A gift exchange game for people of all ages! See the rules and details at the link below.

Pull-back Dragster Challenge

Led by: Brad Sweet & Scott Ingerson

Friday
from01:30 PM
to03:30 PM
inFront of Event Hall

Test your building skills in several categories against everyone else in this combination looks and functionality challenge. Speed, distance, and design. What else would you want in a dragster?

There are specific motor requirements defined in the rules.

Brickworld Master Panel

Led by: EJ Bocan

Friday
from03:00 PM
to03:50 PM
inNirvana B

Former Brickworld Masters join together for a panel discussion on style, technique, and any other topic the audience finds fair game. Come see EJ try to moderate a spirited discussion on being Brickworld Master and what it might take for you to someday earn that award.

Boat Race

Led by: John Brost

Friday
from04:00 PM
to05:00 PM
inPool

Bring your LEGO boat to the hotel pool to compete and see which boat is the best.

See boat building rules on the Brickworld website.

Brickfilm Theater

Led by: Casey McCoy & Tyler Eyerly

Friday
from10:00 AM
to10:00 PM
inEuphoria

Brickfilms running in the theater in a loop. Go take some time to relax and watch some fun creations in action.

Blind Build

Led by: Gretchen McNeely

Friday
from06:00 PM
to07:00 PM
inNirvana A

Build a LEGO set without being able to see the parts or assembly as you build. This is a speed competition designed for fun too!

Esther Walner Memorial Charity Live Auction

Friday
from07:00 PM
to09:00 PM
inSchaumburg West

Live auction to raise money for charity. Items in the auction are donated by attendees and sponsors.

Saturday

Public Exposition

Saturday
from10:00 AM
to04:00 PM
inEvent Hall

Public viewing of displays and Brickfilm theater

Brickworld Sumo

Led by: Steve Hassenplug & John Brost

Saturday
from11:00 AM
to01:00 PM
inCompetition Area

LEGO robotic sumo wrestling. Which robot will come out on top?

Build your sumo robot at home or attend the sumo building workshop to build a sumo robot. Bring it to the competition to see who comes out on top.

Brickfilm Theater

Led by: Casey McCoy & Tyler Eyerly

Saturday
from02:00 PM
to07:00 PM
inEuphoria

Brickfilms running in the theater in a loop. Go take some time to relax and watch some fun creations in action.

Garage Sale

Led by: Reed yaeger

Saturday
from08:00 PM
to10:00 PM
inConcession Area

Buy, sell, or trade minifigures, sets, builds, and anything LEGO. Tables will be first come, first served. You are limited to 1/2 of a round table in the concession area for selling.

Back by popular request! The future of this event depends on everybody being on their best behavior. Please buy, sell, and trade in a friendly & respectful manner. Thank you!

World of Lights

Saturday
from10:00 PM
to12:00 AM
inEvent Hall

Shut down the event hall lights and see the lighting of our creations come to life!

Sunday

Brickfilm Theater

Led by: Casey McCoy & Tyler Eyerly

Sunday
from10:00 AM
to03:00 PM
inEuphoria

Brickfilms running in the theater in a loop. Go take some time to relax and watch some fun creations in action.

Public Exposition

Sunday
from10:00 AM
to03:00 PM
inEvent Hall

Public viewing of displays and Brickfilm theater

Awards Ceremony

Sunday
from04:30 PM
to05:00 PM
inUtopia

Awards review, closing remarks, reveal of next year's theme, and final door prize raffle.

Teardown

Sunday
from05:30 PM
to09:00 PM
inEvent Hall