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Brickworld Chicago

50missioncap50missioncap Member Posts: 96
edited April 2011 in Community and Events
Anyone else going to Brickworld this June in Chicago? I missed it last year, but am definitely going to check it out this summer. Would be cool to meet up with other AFOL's as I am a closeted AFOL with all my friends (save one)...


  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    When in June?
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    Yep I'll be there. Looking forward to it!
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    Figures it would be that week, the one time this year (as far as I expect) that I'm not in Illinois. Maybe next year then.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    It is always fathers day weekend.
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    Ah, I'm not always in-state on Father's Day weekend. In fact, I've been in Europe (specifically the UK), California and NYC on that weekend three of the last four years and might very well be again next year too. :-(
  • clundsbergclundsberg Member Posts: 44
    oooh I tend to visit my parents in IL on father's day weekend. Maybe me and my boy will go!
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    Just a reminder that Brickworld Chicago is next week; anyone wanting to go that hasn't made plans probably needs to get their finger out ... looking at the programme of events, it looks to be an exceptionally fine conference & exhibition!
  • thewerewithalthewerewithal Member Posts: 28
    I'd like to go, but am not in Chicago til later that week. Is it worth going out of my way to attend? Pics from last year looked great; particularly the bat cave.
  • BinaryCodeBinaryCode Member Posts: 15
    It looks like I'll be there on Sunday for the public day. I've never really been to any Lego conventions of any kind, what should I expect? Aside from the MOC displays, what else is there? Any tips for a first time attendee?
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca Member Posts: 618
    ^I went to the first public day of Brickworld last year, and it was my first Lego convention as well. Aside from the MOC displays (which will keep you enthralled for hours by themselves), there are a few small presentations made on various topics such as brick-building techniques, AFOL perspectives, and the like. Also, many vendors are there, selling various parts and sets. It's like Bricklink except in real life. Beware though, many of the stuff is sold for high prices, so spend wisely...unless you're like that one guy I saw with a wad of $100 bills. But that's another story. All in all, the most fun I had was from wandering around, gawking and taking pictures of the displays and chatting with fellow AFOLs for the first time in my life. I was there right up til closing, and they pretty much had to pry me away from the room!
  • BinaryCodeBinaryCode Member Posts: 15
    ^Thanks! As for vendors, is there any way to know what will be there beforehand? Or do you just have to show up and see whats there?
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    There's a list of vendors here:
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    If anyone sees something they are interested in from my Bricklink store, and will be at Brickworld, I'll be offering free shipping/pickup. I'll be in Chicago starting on Wednesday.
  • Model_GalModel_Gal Member Posts: 10
    One tip I would suggest is bring lots of cash for the vendors. Several of the vendors, including me, don't have the ability to take credit cards and won't take checks.

    As for what I'll be selling, it will mainly be my keychains, necklaces and earrings:
    Folded Fancy

    There most likely will be someone selling BrickArms and BrickForge stuff, LEGO relate T-shirts, lots of older sets -- some decent prices, some not, and BrickJournal will be there. Just to give you an idea.

    Bring a camera if you have one, there will be lots and lots to take pictures of.

    Also, is anyone from the Chicago area? I'm looking for a ride from the Midway airport to the BrickCon Hotel on Wednesday. I have several friends there, but none of them can give me a ride. :(
  • thewerewithalthewerewithal Member Posts: 28
    You can always take the EL downtown to union station to the metra out to wheeling... $10... and then perhaps a cab from there. Looks like the North Central line will take you out to wheeling:
  • TalasAntaresTalasAntares Member Posts: 124
    edited June 2011
    Keep in mind that the North Central Service does not operate on weekends, and has somewhat limited service outside of peak periods. I operate freights on this line...
  • RedBrickMarketRedBrickMarket Member Posts: 28
    Loved the event! Hope I can display next year :)
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