Brickworld regularly hosts LEGO conventions throughout the Midwest. Seattle hosts the longest running LEGO convention in a single location every fall, Brickcon at Seattle Center.
Meanwhile, Brickworld has announced virtual expos in 2020 for fans around the U.S. and the world.
“Following the amazing, sold-out success of our first virtual exposition in April, Brickworld is pleased to announce four more online LEGO expos for our loyal Midwest fans as well as our larger LEGO family around the US and, yes, the entire Brick-world,” says producer Mark Larson. “Our first foray online brought us eager participants from Canada, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Australia, Spain, Bulgaria, and from the mothership, Denmark. We are excited to welcome more kids, families and adult fans and their creations to our internet convention to receive feedback and encouragement, including over Halloween weekend, which will substitute for our annual weeklong Chicago convention.”
Brickworld LLC is a private company that is not associated with the LEGO Group of companies. Brickworld operates expositions and conventions dedicated to LEGO enthusiasts and to supporting the creative community. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Brickworld’s longtime charity partner Make-A-Wish, along with Riley Children’s Hospital, Creations for Charity, and FIRST LEGO League.
LEGO Demonstration Videos
Brickworld is also posting ongoing how-to demonstration videos so LEGO builders can improve their skills at home. Demonstration videos are available for free on the Brickworld YouTube channel. To get you started, find a couple of Brickworld YouTube demos below.
Building a LEGO Truss Bridge
Learn how to build a LEGO® truss bridge! Get instructions at: https://brickworld.com/building-a-truss-bridge/
Fun Family LEGO® Activity!
Check out these fun activities your family can participate in using any LEGO® set.
Brickworld 2020 virtual expos
Tickets for virtual Brickworld shows are $9 per show. A four-show season pass is $27 (limited availability, so order early). https://brickworld.com/brickworld-virtual.
- Brickworld Virtual Con “Spring” on Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
- Brickworld Virtual Con “Fireworks” on Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
- Brickworld Virtual Con “Halloween” on Saturday, October 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
- Brickworld Virtual Con “Holiday” on Saturday, December 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
Brickworld Virtual LEGO Expo May 16, 2020
Using Zoom rooms, the Brickworld Virtual LEGO Expo on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CT (9 a.m.-3 p.m. PT), will allow participants to show their own creations to others as well as experts, including many “LEGO Masters” TV contestants, such as Boone and Mark, Jessica and Sam, Richard and Flynn, Germaine and Mel, Travis and Corey, Jessie and Kara, Aaron, Manny, and – spoiler! – winner Tyler and Amy.
Viewers can also participate in discussions with LEGO Community Manager Jan Beyer, Bricks in the Middle’s Kevin Hinkle, watch other tutorials and presentations, visit vendors to browse and purchase a variety of products, and join different display rooms, including the Great Ball Contraption, a Star Wars room, Guilds of Historica (one room with four different castle realms), a Smurf village and other fantasy settings.
When Brickworld began in 2007, there was one other LEGO fan show in North America. The flagship show in Chicago is still the largest LEGO fan display in North America.
The focus at Brickworld shows has always been to inspire creativity by presenting a room full of incredible displays built by LEGO fans, hobbyists, as labors of love. The purpose of the show is to inspire kids and adults to go build something of their own. Like the virtual shows, each seasonal show includes interactive activities and a play area; but these areas are not the focus of the event. They are simply mixed in as part of the overall experience. Finally, the show includes vendors, because people get excited to begin expressing their creativity and want the kits and tools to support it.
Like many affordable shows, Brickworld is priced about the same as a movie theater ticket. A movie ticket gains you access to entertainment for about 2 hours. You can easily spend two hours and more at Brickworld, exploring it at your own pace.
Anyone that wants to experience the creations of LEGO enthusiasts from around the world will want to attend Brickworld. It’s a great family activity that you can take home and explore more together.
More info: https://brickworld.com/
Seattle Brickcon 2020
Seattle hosts the longest running LEGO convention in a single location every fall, Brickcon at Seattle Center.
Tickets for Seattle Brickcon October 2020 are expected to go on sale starting in July 2020. 2019 prices were $11-$17, depending on the day and time of entry.