What is Brickworld Indy 2014?

There is always something interesting going on in Indy and with the popularity of the Lego movie, I shouldn’t be surprised to learn about this annual event…Welcome to Brickworld Indy 2014!

Brickworld Indy 2014 will be held March 8 & 9 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Agriculture Horticulture Building and will be open to the public on Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $8.50 on line in advance
$9 after March 5th and at the door
Military Personnel/First Responder:  $6 (At the Door Only.  Must Show ID)
Kids 3 & Under:  Free
All tickets are single day passes.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

From their Website:

Brickworld and IndyLUG (Indiana LEGO User Group) are excited to be bringing a premiere LEGO display and exposition to Indianapolis for the fifth consecutive year!

Bring the entire family for a day of fun!  See 45,000 square feet of spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, and fighting robots.  Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.

How does something like this even get started?  This is the History from their website…this is interesting stuff!

Brickworld began with a single convention/expo event in the Chicago area in 2007.  Our original home was the Westin Hotel in Wheeling, IL.  Brickworld expanded to hold a second expo in partnership with the Indiana LEGO User Group (IndyLUG) in 2010.  A third event (Brickworld Fort Wayne) was started in 2011.

Brickworld was founded under the prinicples of getting together with existing friends and making new friends.  Our motto (Share – Learn – Explore – Discover) reflects our intent to be not only a fun event, but also an educational event where LEGO artists and engineers learn from each other.

A major element of the convention is the spirit of giving.  Registered attendees come to share their knowledge with others through seminars, workshops, and impromptu discussions.  But the spirit of giving does not stop there.  Each year we hold an auction to raise money for charities.  Items in the auction are also donated by sponsors and attendees.  Over the years, the charity auction has become more and more prominent at the event and adds a lot to the fun.

As the event has grown, so has the team running the event.  In 2007, a team of 14 people led the way through the convention.  That team is now 37 people and all their efforts help bring the event to the attendees and public each year.

This event sounds like a great family thing to do…buy your tickets early and head out March 8 and 9 to check out this great family event.

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Vicki Reed

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