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Brickworld Chicago 2011

TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
edited April 2011 in Community and Events
Just curious if anyone here is planning on attending the Brickworld Chicago show this year. I have registered for it as my first-ever Lego show, hopefully it'll be a good time. I'm still not sure what to expect other than abs plastic overload!
Apologies if I didn't put this post in the proper spot.

-George

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  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 497
    I went to my first-ever Lego show last summer...and it was Brickworld in Chicago! Trust me, you are in for a treat. I wasn't even a registered attendee...just some lonely Lego fan who came to the first exhibition day. Let me tell you...I thought I would only be there for a couple of hours, go to lunch, and then spend my day elsewhere...nope! I was there before the exhibition began for the day and I was still there at 4 PM when the day officially "ended". I took so many pictures, gawked at so many creations, and talked to so many very cool, like-minded Lego fans for the FIRST time in my life. It was like finding missing relatives. I am so upset that I will not be in Chicago again this June, but I definitely want to attend other Lego fan events in the future.
  • 50missioncap50missioncap Member Posts: 96
    I'm heading there. Let's hook up for a beverage.
  • jordanjordan Member Posts: 1
    I'll be back, too - my third year in attendance. Brickworld is a great, huge, exhausting weekend of all things LEGO. Expect to see astounding and enormous LEGO creations of every sort. Last year, there were some 850+ registered attendees including some very well-known faces in the AFOL community. In any case, you're in for a good time.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I have been torn whether to become a full registered attendee, lite, or just go during the public exhibition. I would probably have to take a couple of days off of work to go on Thurs and Fri.

    Anybody else have an opinion about this. I was hoping to get the Lego store discount that comes with the full/lite registration, but I dont know if it is worth it.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 497
    Even though I wasn't a full or light-registered attendee, I would definitely say the Lego Store discount that comes with it is worth it. The stores know in advance about Brickworld, and they put out many sets on sale (the "damaged" boxes), as well as bring out whole boxes of bricks meant for the PAB wall for us fans to rifle through. I went to the Lego Store in Northbrook Court right after the public exhibition closed for Brickworld and scored a whole box of red 4x6 plates, along with other sundry Lego items, all for less than $100. It's like I'll never need any red 4x6 plates again because that one box must have close to 1000!
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited April 2011
    They used to have a Lego store night as part of the registration; however, I was told by the organizers that this was not happening this year. I had heard that they do have a good deal on box damaged sets during the Lego store night and I did go to the Schaumburg store the day after and picked up a set at 50% off.
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