Happy 2021 Brickworld fans, friends and family!
We sincerely hope everyone is staying safe and healthy…and SANE…during these trying times. A new season of Brickworld shows is upon us with the Brickworld Indianapolis expo currently scheduled just weeks away and the Brickworld Chicago fan convention less than five months away. To be completely honest, the status of these shows is vastly unclear at this time. We are living in an uncertain world and find ourselves, much like 12 months ago, planning in two directions: the potential to produce an in-person show and the potential to postpone shows once again and produce virtual experiences in the meantime. We similarly find ourselves advised by our exhibitors, staff, vendors and potential attendees that while many are eager to attend in-person events, there are equally as many willing to wait until the world is a safer place to venture out into. We will certainly move forward, if and when we feel we can provide a safe way for guests and attendees to see each other in-person for much-needed social engagement, and to be amazed and inspired by awesome LEGO® displays.
So, at this time, we will not be opening registration for the Brickworld Chicago convention, nor will we be opening ticket pre-sales for any of our expos. All we can do is take this one day at a time and with pandemic statistics rapidly changing, we will not feel confident opening registration or ticket sales until we are much closer to the show dates.
Here is the current status of our Spring and early Summer season:
Brickworld Indianapolis, originally scheduled for March 20-21, 2021, is being re-scheduled. We are currently exploring dates for the Fall of 2021.
Brickworld Milwaukee, currently scheduled for April 17-18, 2021
This show, we do already know, will be postponed. At the request of the Wisconsin State Fair Park, we are moving the show due to the facility’s use as a COVID response center. We have not currently agreed on a new date.
There are current pre-sale ticket holders for this show, that has already been rescheduled once. We apologize for the inconvenience that we will, once again, be postponing this show. As always, we will always honor our ticket pre-sales at the next show we are able to produce. We are not offering refunds at this time. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause you.
Brickworld Chicago, currently scheduled for June 17-21, 2021 (with public days June 20-21)
This show is a huge undertaking and hard to imagine producing on a smaller scale. We have begun discussing this with our dedicated team of volunteer coordinators and the majority of them are not willing to participate in the 4-day convention at this time.
There are two groups of guests for this show, convention attendees and public day ticket holders. We would like both groups to know that, if we are able to produce this show, your health and safety is our top priority. While we don’t have details yet, we will be taking precautions to increase social distance throughout every aspect of the show.
Public day ticket holders
Public aisles in the exhibit hall will be increased. Viewing area “dots” will be placed on the floor to indicate where to view the displays and remain a safe distance from other guests. All current state public health guidelines, at the time of the show, will be adhered to, regarding masks, social distancing, and capacity.
Your pre-sale tickets, purchased in 2020, will be honored at this show if we are able to produce it. If not, they will be honored at the next show we are able to produce in Chicago. We are not offering refunds at this time. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause you.
Providing safe environments for our convention attendees is an incredibly nuanced task. The purpose of the event is to socialize, so finding a way to socially distance everyone’s favorite activities is a huge challenge. At this time, we haven’t put any time towards this task as we’re unsure if the show will take place in June. Once we know, and if we decide to produce the show in June, this will be our first priority.
All attendee registration fees paid in 2020 will be honored at this show, or at the next Chicago convention we are able to produce.
Late Summer and Fall shows
At this time, little discussion has occurred regarding these shows and no decisions have been made. Our priority for this year is to produce our longest-running and most successful shows, so if we are able to reschedule Chicago and Indianapolis later in the year, those shows will take priority over Detroit, Fort Wayne, Kansas City, and Milwaukee. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause you.
Thank you for your interest in Brickworld and continuing to support us and the LEGO® fan community, at large.
–Chief Brick Officer, Brickworld