June 15 - 16, 2013
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
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Brickworld Chicago 2013 - Offer for Boy Scouts
Attention Boy Scouts: Wear your scout uniform to Brickworld Chicago (June 15 - 16, 2013) and receive $1 off each admission for you and your family.
Scouts in uniform will also receive a Brickworld patch for their participation at the event (while supplies last).
Please note that we have changed venues this year. We will be at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Brickworld Indy Video On-Line
In case you missed Brickworld Indy, John Brune Productions was kind enough to produce a video of the event and post it to their Youtube feed. Click here to watch the video.
Brickworld Chicago Registration Open
We are happy to announce that registration for the Brickworld convention in Chicago (June 12 - 16) is now open. Don't miss out on the rebirth of Brickworld at our new location in the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg. Event planning is well underway. Sign up early to keep up with the activity via email announcements.
Brickworld Chicago 2013 Registration Open
We are happy to announce that registration for Brickworld Chicago 2013 is now open. You can log in to your Brickworld account by clicking on this link.
We are very excited to be moving to a new venue at the Rennaisance Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. We hope you can join us in June to celebrate a new beginning for Brickworld and help shape the future of the event.
Brickworld on Fox News
We are very excited that Brickworld Fort Wayne was featured on the Fox News Across America segment last night. If you missed Brickworld Fort Wayne, stay tuned for Brickworld Indy in March and the main event (Brickworld Chicago) at its new home in June.
Brickworld Chicago 2013 Location Set
We are pleased to announce that Brickworld Chicago 2013 will be held at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. While we are sad to be moving from the Westin Hotel that has been the home of Brickworld for 6 years, we are excited to be relocating to a space that will allow the entitre display area to be contained in a single room. The other aspects of the new location should be comparable to the Westin. We hope you share our exictement about the new venue.
Please join us at the Renaissance in June for the Heroes and Villains themed Brickworld Chicago 2013.
Brickworld Chicago 2012 DVD
Did you miss Brickworld Chicago 2012?
Don't worry, you can see what you missed by ordering the Brickworld Chicago 2012 DVD created by John Brune. Just go to John's website (http://www.johnbrunedigital.com/brickworldchicago.html) for information on ordering the DVD or email John at email@example.com.
See you next year!
Cummins Interactive Engine Build
Brickworld is pleased to announce the successful implementation of an interactive large scale build at Brickworld Chicago 2012. Cummins Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of large diesel engines worked with Brickworld to develop and deploy a 1/3 scale model of their QSK-95 "Hedgehog" 16 cylinder deisel engine. The LEGO based model uses approximately 30,000 pieces and consists of 100 sub-modules. Currently, 58 of the 100 modules are outfitted with instructions as kits, just like the LEGO sets you purchase in the store. Children at Brickworld Chicago had the opportunity to construct a kit and add it to the overall engine model as an interactive collaboration. The various kits were constructed and deconstructed several times throughout the event in the Cummins Interactive Play Area. When asked about the project, Brickworld Executive Director and Leader of the Engine Model Development said "This is an unprecedented success for a LEGO Fan event. Brickworld is very excited about how this turned out and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Cummins in support of STEM initiatives. Brickworld's motto is Share-Learn-Explore-Discover and the engine fits into our commitment to education like a glove. We want to thank Cummins for their support and hope that this is just the beginning of expansion into more educational efforts by corporations using LEGO products. We firmly believe that LEGO bricks are not only one of the best educational tools, but also the world's most flexible art medium."
The build team for the Cummins Engine model includes Steve Hassenplug, John Brost, Austin Rumsey, and Matt Hassenplug. Bryan added that "their efforts on the engine design and build were invaluable. We only had 10 days to construct the engine before Brickworld. These guys put in some long days to make this happen."
BrickForge Fallout Pack
Check out the Brickworld Chicago page on Facebook to see pictures of the Fallout Pack donated for the goody bags by BrickForge. Get ready, the end of the world* is almost here.
* - this is only an event theme, not an actual prediction
Brickworld Dates for 2013 Set
Brickworld 2013 will be held on June 12 - 16, over Father's Day weekend just like every year. We work hard to ensure that the Brickworld dates are known a year or more in advance for the registered attendees to plan their fun at the event.
We hope you can make it to Brickworld 2012 and 2013. The 2012 registraiton is closed. But, public attendance requires no registration.
MOC Registration & Display Space
MOC Registration and space request are closed for Brickworld Chicago. As always, space is at a premium and we will do our best to meet everyone's requests. If you find you don't need all the space you requested, please let us know as soon as possible.
Public Day Tickets Available On-Line
Brickworld is pleased to announce that in addition to ticket sales at the door this year, public day tickets are also available on line. Just click the ticket link on the Brickworld Chicago page (on the right side, scroll down) and select your tickets. Bring these to the door and bypass the payment lines.
Brickworld Indy Video
Did you miss Brickworld Indy this year? John Brune, Producer of the upcoming Brickworld Chicago DVD, stopped by the event and put together a nice video summary for us. Check it out and see what you missed!! The video is posted at the following link:
Brickworld Film Festival
Brickworld is excited to be including the first Brickworld Film Festival
Don't wait. Get to work on your movie because Brickworld Chicago is adding a film festival to the program, and we’re looking for submissions from YOU!
- You must be a Brickworld Full Registrant to enter.
- Your film must be longer than 15 seconds and shorter than 5 minutes in length.
- Your film should use LEGO elements to tell a story. It can be animated or live action, or a combination of the two.
- Your film must not contain any copyrighted audio. Incompetech is a great source for royalty-free music.
- Your film must be uploaded to YouTube.
- To submit, send a YouTube message to user "brickworldvideos" with the following information:
- Your Full Name
- Your Age
- A link to your film
- Films should be enjoyable by all ages. Curse words, excessive violence, sexual content, and drug use will be grounds for disqualification.
- Prize categories TBD.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your submissions!
Lucas Oil Field is Coming to Brickworld Indy
Brickworld is excited to have Mr. Brian Alano as a displayer at Brickworld Indy on March 10 and 11. Brian will be displaying his LEGO rendition of Lucas Oil Field. His creation gained fame during Super Bowl week when it was on display in the Super Bowl media center. Unfortunately, the media center was not open to the public. We hope you have the opportunity to take advantage of this public showing of Lucas Oil Field.
2012 Chicago Registration Open
Registration for Brickworld Chicago 2012 is now open. Please note the two possible attendance types described at the bottom of the Brickworld Chicago home page. Light registration has been replaced by an all access registration to help family attendees. Registration types can be mixed between adults and children this year.
New Team Member
Brickworld welcomes a new team member today!! Jaxson Reed Tucker was born on December 18th, just in time to receive lots of LEGO kits as Christmas presents. Congratulations Adam and Brittny!!!
Brickworld Fort Wayne SUCCESS!!
Brickworld Fort Wayne was held on Oct 1 & 2 at the Grand Wayne Center. We are honored that so many people came out to see the event. The displayers did a wonderful job in providing a wide range of creations to view. We hope everyone that came to the event had as much fun as we did in being there. Next up, Brickworld Indy on March 10 & 11, 2012.
Here is a video of the Fort Wayne event created by John Brune. Enjoy!!
Brickworld Fort Wayne
Brickworld Fort Wayne is coming up on October 1 and 2 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please come join us there and be a part of the event.
Brickworld Fort Wayne
Brickworld is proud to announce that the premiere North American Brickworld LEGO exposition is coming to Fort Wayne, Indiana October 1st and 2nd at the Grand Wayne Center. Brickworld will bring 16,000 square feet of LEGO displays and interactive activities, including 2011 Brickworld Master Award winner Arthur Gugick. Creations on display will include mosaics, sculptures, trains, construction equipment, cars, lots of robots and much more.
Fort Wayne is the third location selected by Brickworld for presentation of the LEGO exposition. And, the entire team is excited about bringing the event to such a wonderful city and the great Northeast corner of Indiana. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.