Come for the fun.  Stay for the creations.

Chicago Convention Deadline Extended

At Brickworld, our greatest concern is for the health and safety our guests. We are monitoring the COVID-19 response closely and will notify all of our registered attendees immediately if there are any changes regarding the convention in June. In the mean time, to give you more time to monitor the situation as well, we’re extending the date to request a full refund to April 30th.

Early registration for Brickworld Chicago attendees closes on April 30th. Don’t miss out on the fun at this year’s convention! Register now by signing in to your Brickworld account and adding your registration from your My Page. You can find more information and all of the critical dates and deadlines by clicking the Brickworld link below.

Don’t forget to register for Brickworld 2020!

At Brickworld, our greatest concern is for the health and safety our guests. We are monitoring the COVID-19 response closely and will notify all of our registered attendees immediately if there are any changes regarding the convention in June. In the mean time, to give you more time to monitor the situation as well, we’re extending the date to request a full refund to April 30th.

Early registration for Brickworld Chicago attendees closes on April 30th. Don’t miss out on the fun at this year’s convention! Register now by signing in to your Brickworld account and adding your registration from your My Page.

Hotel Block

Rooms in the hotel block are going fast!  The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is projecting they will sell out on June 16, 17, 19 & 20, so make your reservations now!

Merchandise, Display space, MOC, and Activity Leader sign up

To purchase pre-event items, sign up for display space, register your MOCs, or sign up to lead an activity, please log in to your Brickworld account. If you are registered and logged in, you will see buttons for each item on your My Page. Display space requests close on April 30th. MOC card information must be entered by May 21st.

Activity leaders are always wanted! Do you have a set draft you want to lead? Sign up. Do you have a game you want to play? Sign up. Do you have a discussion you would like to have with other community members? Sign up. Would you like to run a presentation or workshop? Sign up. Brickworld is the great event it is because of people like you helping make it happen!

If you have any other questions, please contact us via the Contact Us form. We hope to see you in Chicago in June!

Building Round Part One

It’s Brickworld’s YouTube Channel debut: Building Round Part One! Learn how to build a round tower out of basic bricks!

YouTube Blog up and running

Brickworld is happy to announce the addition of a YouTube blog channel to our website. In these strange times, we are working hard to generate virtual content to excite the LEGO fan base.  Enjoy!

Brickworld Indy Postponed for Covid-19 Pandemic

Sadly, Brickworld Indy (initially scheduled for March 21 & 22, 2020) is being postponed until November.  The upside of this is that the builders will break out some cool winter and holiday creations that you don’t normally see at the Brickworld Indy show.

The official statement of postponement is shown below.  We are excited to see everyone at Brickworld Indy in November.  Play Well!  And stay healthy!

Official statement

ISFEC Statement: In the interest of public health, Governor Holcomb has ordered that all non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people. Until further notice events scheduled at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center are suspended. We will work in the coming weeks to reschedule those events that we can.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our guests, staff and community are our top priority. Brickworld will honor all current pre-sale tickets at the new event date, November 14 & 15, 2020.

Brickworld Chicago 2020 Theme and Event Kit Contest

In 2019, Brickworld stepped up our game in charitable giving with two successful public raffles for Make-a-Wish. In the spirit of continuing to give and welcoming new AFOLs out of their dark ages, we are excited to announce our theme for 2020: Building Bridges

We are now accepting submissions for next year’s event set. Please send renderings, ldd/lxf files or photos to eventkit@brickworld.com before August 30, 2019.

The event kit should be 150 parts or less (but don’t lose any sleep if you are a little over that limit) and must be made from parts that are currently in production. The event kit must not contain any minifigures. The kit should adhere to the theme in some way. Good luck and happy building!

2019 GBC Kit – Sawtooth – Instructions Published

Now that Brickworld Chicago 2019 is in the rear view mirror, we are publishing the workshop module instructions for those that want to build one of these incredible John Brost designed modules!  You can find them on the greatballcontraption.com website on the module page or just use this link.

LEGO Braille Bricks at Brickworld

We are excited to announce that we are planning to display a set of the LEGO® Braille Bricks during a portion of the event in Chicago.  The development of the braille brick fits seamlessly into the concept of inclusivity at Brickworld shows.

“Blind and visually impaired children have dreams and aspirations for their future just as sighted children” said John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation. “They have the same desire and need to explore the world and socialise through play, but often face involuntary isolation as a consequence of exclusion from activities. In the LEGO Foundation, we believe children learn best through play and in turn develop the breadth of skills, such as creativity, collaboration and communication, that they need in the post 4th Industrial Revolution. With this project, we are bringing a playful and inclusive approach to learning Braille to children. I hope children, parents, caregivers, teachers and practitioners worldwide will be as excited as we are, and we can’t wait to see the positive impact.”  (excerpt from https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2019/april/lego-braille-bricks)

You can read more about Brickworld’s inclusivity focus at:  https://brickworld.com/inclusivity-focus/