Come for the fun.  Stay for the creations.

Brickworld 2021 Events Planned

We continue to hope everyone is staying safe and healthy…and SANE…during these trying times. We feel that by fall, 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.  Of course, things can always change.  But, we are going full steam ahead to prepare for 4 public events this fall.

  • Brickworld Michigan – Sept 25 & 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan
  • Brickworld Indianapolis – Oct 2 & 3 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Brickworld Fort Wayne – Oct 9 & 10 at the War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Brickworld Milwaukee – Oct 23 & 24 at the State Fairgrounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

All public tickets purchased in 2020 will be honored at the appropriate show.

Thank you for your interest in Brickworld and continuing to support us and the LEGO® fan community, at large.

Mark Larson

–Chief Brick Officer, Brickworld

Brickworld Chicago 2021 has been cancelled

Well, here we are again. Sadly, Brickworld has decided to cancel this year’s Chicago convention due to continuing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. While we did explore options to reschedule for the early Fall, we’ve concluded the best course of action is to punt, once again, to 2022. So, we hope to see everyone next year and know that it will be a great celebration once we are able to see each other again.

In the mean time, Brickworld continues to operate without any income from events, so unfortunately at this time, we are continuing our refund/rollover policy from last year. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope we will be able to operate as usual in the coming year.

Thank you for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s happy faces and inspiring LEGO fans of all ages.

Public Expo Ticket Holder
If you have purchased a $14 public expo ticket, we will not be issuing refunds at this time. Our tickets clearly state when purchased that they are non-refundable. We know these are extenuating circumstances and we apologize for the inconvenience, but please understand that we are unable to process refunds at this time, even if we were to make an exception. To be clear, Brickworld has no money. With shows being rescheduled there has been no event income. Pre-sales typically help us cover non-refundable venue deposits and all of our contracts have been signed and partially paid for all six shows for the entire season. Your current tickets will be honored at Brickworld Chicago 2022. In a further attempt to compensate you for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience, we will be offering free access to our 2021 virtual convention, TBD.

Registered Attendees
If you rolled over your $65 or $90 full registration for the Brickworld fan convention in Chicago, you can now request a full refund until May 15, 2021. You also have the option to apply your registration fee to Brickworld 2022. In 2022, we will be raising the cost of registration to $75 for full registration and $100 for full registration with a goody bag. If you choose to apply your current registration fee to 2022, the price you paid for 2020 will be honored and you will be given free access to our 2021 virtual convention, TBD. If, at this time, you would like to request a refund instead of rolling over your registration to 2022, please keep in mind that we might not be able to process refunds until late 2021 or early 2022.

The Status of Brickworld’s 2021 Season

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.

 

Convention attendees

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.

 

Mark Larson

–Chief Brick Officer, Brickworld

All 2020 Brickworld Shows are Virtual

Brickworld has 2 remaining virtual shows in 2020.  A Halloween show on Oct 31.  And, a holiday show on Dec 12.  Click here for more information.

If you purchased a public ticket for a 2020 show, that ticket will be honored at the corresponding 2021 show.

We hope to see everyone in person in 2021!

Brickworld Chicago 2020 has been canceled

April 27, 2020

Governor Pritzker announced on April 23, 2020 that he would be extending the stay-at-home order in Illinois until May 30th. With this news, we have decided that Brickworld will be unable to take place this June. At this time, Brickworld is legally obligated to our contract with the venue. Since Illinois law allows executive orders from the governor to be in effect for a limit of 30 days, we will have to wait until June 1st for Governor Pritzker to make a determination on large gatherings for the month the Chicago Convention & Expo is scheduled. We had been cautiously optimistic that widespread testing and better treatments would allow the show to continue as scheduled in June. With the show dates fast approaching and the extension of the state’s stay-at-home order, we no longer have any confidence in this outcome. The Renaissance is willing to allow us to reschedule the show for later this year without the announcement regarding public events in June from Governor Pritzker. However, at this point, no weekends are open for the event space yet so we are unable to reschedule, officially, at this time. With the ability to run an event this size in question throughout the Fall and Winter, we are pursuing the option of renting a smaller space at the Renaissance, setting up some LEGO exhibits, and allowing the public to connect with us virtually through Zoom and other media. 

We ran a successful virtual event in March and have planned four more for the rest of the Brickworld 2020 season. These events will take place May 16, June 27, October 31 and December 12.

Your ticket and convention registration fees will be honored at next year’s event, and you will be given access to our entire virtual show season as a token of our appreciation for your patience and an apology for the inconvenience. We hope that everyone is staying safe during these trying times.

 

Refund available?

Apply to Brickworld Chicago 2021

Access to Brickworld Virtual season

Ship my purchases to me?

$14 Public Expo Ticket

No

Yes

Yes**

N/A

$65 Fan Convention Registration

Yes*

Yes††

Yes

Yes †

$90 Fan Convention Registration

Yes*

Yes††

Yes

Yes †

*Full refund requests will be honored in the order they were received. The date funds will be available to process full refunds has yet to be determined.

**This requires a login at Brickworld.com Please reply to this email if you are interested in attending and we will get you set up with an account. 

† A shipping option will be added to your account through the MyPage link on Brickworld.com. This option is for domestic shipping only. Goody bags will not be made available. If you are a member of a LUG we can coordinate combining shipping to one member.

†† Brickworld 2020 brick will still be available to those who choose this option.

Further explanation of Brickworld’s refund policies

Public Expo Ticket Holder

If you have purchased a $14 public expo ticket, we will not be issuing refunds at this time. Our tickets clearly state when purchased that they are non-refundable. We know these are extenuating circumstances and we apologize for the inconvenience, but please understand that we are unable to process refunds at this time, even if we were to make an exception. To be clear, Brickworld has no money. With shows being rescheduled there has been no event income. Pre-sales typically help us cover non-refundable venue deposits and all of our contracts have been signed and partially paid for all six shows for the entire season. Your current tickets will be honored at Brickworld Chicago 2021. In a further attempt to compensate you for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience, we are offering free access to all of our virtual shows in 2020. The price of public admission for the expo portion of our convention will be increasing to $15 per person in 2021. If you choose to use your tickets at one of the future Chicago events, the current price would be honored for all tickets previously purchased. For more information about our virtual shows, visit: https://brickworld.com/brickworld-virtual/ 

Registered Attendees

If you have purchased a $65 or $90 full registration for the Brickworld fan convention in Chicago, you can still request a full refund until May 15, 2020. You also have the option to apply your registration fee to Brickworld 2021. In 2021, we will be raising the cost of registration to $75 for full registration and $100 for full registration with a goody bag. If you choose to apply your current registration fee to 2021, the price you paid this year will be honored. You will also be able to attend all of our virtual events for free, including the extra fan offerings we will offer for the October Virtual Brickworld. Our current virtual show schedule is May 16th, June 27th, October 31st and December 12th. If you ordered an exclusive event set, Babbling Brook Bridge, we will be adding a shipping option to the pre-purchased items on the website. This option is available for domestic shipping only. You can also purchase the set for pickup at Brickworld 2021. If you purchased a custom badge, you can be refunded, or likewise carry that over to 2021. If you are in a LUG and want to coordinate shipping of several sets to a member of your LUG, reply to this email and we will coordinate the shipping for you. Goody bags will not be made available. Brickworld 2020 event bricks will also be given to anybody applying their registration fee to Brickworld 2021. If you are requesting a full refund, in the meantime, please understand that we currently do not have the funds to process these refunds yet. To be clear, with the season being postponed the way it is, there is no money in Brickworld right now. We may not be able to process refunds until the Fall of 2020 and possibly as late as Spring of 2021. And that is assuming this doesn’t extend to affect the Spring 2021 season. Refunds will be processed in the order they were received. Please accept our deepest apologies for the inconvenience this must be causing and know that we will do our best to care for our attendees as soon as we are able. For more information about our virtual shows, visit: https://brickworld.com/brickworld-virtual/ 

To choose a refund or a rollover log into your Brickworld account, go to MyPage > ConventionMyPage and select one of the options below your registration information.

April 24 Convention Coronavirus Update

In response to the Governor’s extension of the stay-at-home order in Illinois to May 30, 2020, we are doubtful we will be able to hold an event in June. Registration and ticket sales are currently closed and we will be making an announcement as soon as we are able to coordinate with the event team at our venue.

Brickworld Virtual Super Robo Rally Sign Up

Have you got your ticket for Brickworld Virtual yet?  If so, then you can sign up to play Super Robo Rally remotely while there are still slots available.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?  The displays and schedule are pretty much defined.  Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with the artists and engineers online.

Go to Brickworld Virtual to learn more.

Brickworld Announces Virtual LEGO Fan Show

Brickworld Virtual will be held on April 18th from noon – 6 PM Eastern Time.

It will feature LEGO artists and engineers showing their creations via Zoom meeting rooms.  It will include vendors working with you via Zoom meeting rooms.  And, a new twist to the Brickworld public shows will be a presentation room where you can learn from the experts.

Tickets are limited.  Don’t miss the fun.

Learn more at Brickworld Virtual

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