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GenreLEGO fan convention
VenueChicago: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Location(s)Chicago, Illinois

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Indianapolis, Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Detroit, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan
CountryUnited States
Attendance10,000+ annually
Organized byBrickworld LLC

Brickworld is an annual LEGO fan convention that takes place in various midwest locations in the United States. The convention was founded in 2007 and mostly consists of AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) or TFOLs (Teen Fans of LEGO), where they display and share their creations made of LEGO bricks. Brickworld Chicago consists of both a private convention and a public exposition, where as other locations only have the public exposition.[1] Brickworld Chicago occurs annually on the third weekend in June.


The first Brickworld convention was held in 2007 at the Ravinia Ballroom at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Illinois. In 2013, the primary Brickworld convention changed its name to Brickworld Chicago and moved to the larger Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel venue in Schaumburg, Illinois, where it has remained ever since.[2]

The convention was founded by LEGO enthusiasts Bryan Bonahoom and others[citation needed], who wanted to create a space for LEGO fans to gather and display their creations. The convention was a success, and has since grown to become one of the largest LEGO fan conventions in the world[3]

Brickworld was purchased in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by Mark Larson.[4]

Brickworld was featured in the 2014 documentary A Lego Brickumentary.[5]


Brickworld features a wide range of activities for LEGO fans of all ages. All Brickworld public exposition include a display area where attendees can view and photograph LEGO creations from builders around the world. The expo also includes a marketplace, where vendors sell LEGO sets, parts, and accessories. The Brickworld Chicago convention includes workshops, where attendees can learn new building techniques and participate in group builds.

See also


  1. ^ "BrickWorld Locations". BrickWorld. Archived from the original on 2023-02-26. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
  2. ^ "Brickworld Chicago 2013". Toycons. Archived from the original on 2023-02-26. Retrieved 2023-02-26.
  3. ^ "Brickworld Chicago: The Largest LEGO Convention in the World". Scholastic. Archived from the original on 2023-02-27. Retrieved 2023-02-26..
  4. ^ "Brick by brick, Mark Larson talks about a life of LEGOs". Windy City Times. Retrieved 2023-11-11.
  5. ^ Luqman Adeniyi (July 31, 2015). "Filmmakers respond to criticism of Lego 'Brickumentary'". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on March 8, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2023.