The exposition, which will be held at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, will feature over 66,000 square feet of displays, interactive activities, stop-action lego films, and vendors.
Nearly 400 artists and engineers will display their creations, which include everything from scenes from mythology and history to futuristic space stations. Also on display will be replicas of famous paintings, replicas of actual buildings, robots,working trains, cityscapes, and many more things built entirely of Legos. Last year they presented the largest LEGO great ball contraption in North America, and that will be back this year as well. (see video to the right)
There will be a play area with 20,000 bricks for kids to build their own Legos, and plenty of Lego vendors and enthusiasts on hand to give tips and sell models and other Lego gear.
There are a number of regional Brickworld expositions, but Chicago is one of the largest. Says Bryan Bonahoom, organizer of the festival, "Chicago is the crowning jewel of our shows."
(Brickworld is a private company not connected with the Lego company. Brickworld brings together Lego enthusiasts of all ages to celebrate the creativity, diversity, and inventiveness that characterizes the best of what Lego can represent.)
Brickworld Chicago will be held on June 20 and 21, 2015 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.
Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday and 10 AM – 3 PM on Sunday.
General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $11 at the door and kids under 3 are free.
DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Readers of this blog before June 17 can get in for $8.50. To do so, purchase tickets online at https://brickworld.thundertix.com/events/59051 and use the code DADA15.
Click the image to the left.
This is going to be an awesome event for everybody who likes Legos. Hope to see you there!
If you are unsure of what to expect, you can take a VERY VERY COMPLETE video tour of the 2014 event. This video is presented by BEYOND THE BRICK.
And here are some more photos of past events (click to enlarge):