The hotel for Brickworld Chicago is filling up fast! Book your hotel room now! Brickworld has set up a room block at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel at a room rate of $144/night. To make your hotel reservations, click here.
You may also call the Group Reservations phone numbers to make your reservation.
Reservations Toll Free: 877-303-0104
Reservations Local Phone: 847-303-4016
IMPORTANT: The hotel itself (not just our room block) will most likely be sold out Saturday, June 17, 2017. They may also sell out on Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14. We suggest you make your reservations sooner rather than later. If you have issues making your hotel reservations, please feel free to let us know. We may be able to help. Send us an email using the Contact Us form on the website.
Sometimes it feels like certain things about the hobby have gone into limbo. But, they always come back with a vengeance!!
Brick Model Railroader is descending into the community led by some of the old guard in LEGO train layouts. Brickworld regulars Cale Leiphart and Tony Sava teamed up with Glenn Holland, Elroy Davis, and Jim Catagnus to launch this new and exciting hub of train activity and information. We look forward to seeing the benefits this brings the train community in the long haul.
Best of luck to Brick Model Railroader!
You can check out their Facebook Page or their web site for more information.
Brickworld has posted a lot of stuff to Facebook over the years. But, the @brickworld account on Twitter has been eerily silent as we keep trying to master social media. Today, we added Twitter to our list of active social media spots and you will see the Brickworld web site news feed posts show up as tweets from @brickworld. We hope to continue expanding our social media presence to help get the word out about all the cool stuff people bring to Brickworld. So, if you are displaying at one of our shows, don’t be shy. Reply with pictures of the cool stuff you will be displaying at the show!
This should go to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Please excuse our test post as we work to connect the web site to Twitter (@brickworld) and Linked In. Thanks.
We have identified an issue with the Brickworld web site that is causing slow operation. A fix has been identified and is being tested. We are sorry for any delays you are experiencing and hope to have this resolved very soon (like tomorrow). There will be no follow up post when this is fixed. Thank you for your patience.
One of the preorder items for registrants at Brickworld Chicago will be the option to purchase Brickworld socks. The socks are made to help keep moisture off your feet. They are awesome! The socks come in multiple sizes to fit everyone’s foot.
Bryan wore a pair of Brickworld socks with his sneakers at Brickworld Tampa and was amazed at how these kept his feet dry and comfortable all day. And, they just looked cool!
There will be a limited supply available at Brickworld Indy to purchase as an experiment.
We hope you enjoy this new item as a choice in the preorders for Chicago!
We are happy to announce the 2017 event kit for Brickworld Chicago. This year’s kit was designed by Yitzy Kasowitz and based partly on a truck design by Dan Siskind. The kit is a camera truck in keeping with the theme of this year’s show – Lights, Camera, Bricks!
We are also very happy to announce that the preorder polo shirts for 2017 will be red. The shirt material and design is the same as previous years. Only the color is changing.
Finally, the brick badges will be reddish brown in keeping with the event color for 2017. The 1×8 event bricks will also be reddish brown.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the event kit contest this year. There were some great choices that made it very hard for the coordinators to pick the winner. Congratulations Yitzy and Dan!
Preorder items will open WITH registration on January 1st. There are a limited number of event kits (100) that will be made. But you can order all the shirts and badges you want.
Note: The artwork for the tshirt is not complete yet. So, the tshirt color has not been finalized. We are opening them to order but the look shown on the site will be of an old design for the time being.
Our web guys have been busy cleaning up the site and getting ready to open registration. We ran final tests today and we have set registration to open on January 1st. The goal is just after midnight Eastern time. But, you know how things go on New Year’s Eve.
When registration opens this year, we will also be opening up display space registration and MOC registration at the same time. You still have until May to get these done. But, the sooner, the better. And, we did activate the hotel room registration link on your My Page today. So, you can go ahead and book your hotel rooms now if you want. Remember, the hotel does fill up.
There are no major changes to the registration process and pricing is the same as 2016. Just log into your Brickworld account and you will be able to click on Add Registration from your My Page. Make sure you get your password right. If you fail 3 times, the system will lock you out for an hour even if you click on reset password. This is a security thing as the site is constantly under attack from far away places.
There are already several things in place for the 2017 convention that we are itching to tell you about. But, we want to wait until the first of the year before we get crazy and start laying out information. But, we can say the Keynote Speaker is locked in, the event kit design is complete, and the GBC workshop kit design is complete.
As always, there is a lot going on that we don’t bother you with. But, we are always here if you have questions. Don’t hesitate to ask!
See everyone in June!!