Lego-obsessed crowd packs convention every June near Chicago

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Lego-obsessed crowd packs convention every June near Chicago

Chicago-area college student Casey McCoy stands next to the self-portrait he created from more than 3,000 Lego bricks at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more. This year’s convention is June 13-17.
Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more. This year’s convention is June 13-17.
A picnic, Lego-style, complete with ants at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill.
A Lego-created scene from the movie “Toy Story” at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more.
Part of the long lineup of Great Ball Contraptions built from Legos for funneling mini Lego soccer balls from device to device at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill.
If you go

BRICKWORLD CHICAGO: Public expo, June 16-17 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois: https://brickworld.com/brickworld-chicago/. Weekend walk-ins, $12. Access to all five days, June 13-17, $55, or $80 to display your own Lego creations; https://brickworld.com/convention/. Online late registration, May 15-June 6.


GETTING THERE: The convention center is 12 miles from O’Hare Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago (via public transit, Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest or Milwaukee District West train lines, then a bus to the convention area).


ACCOMMODATIONS: The Renaissance hotel onsite offers a Brickworld discount; https://brickworld.com/locationhotel/. Alternatively, the Wyndham Garden Schaumburg Chicago Northwest is a 15-minute walk away.


ELSEWHERE: Brickworld conventions are also scheduled for Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

Lego-obsessed crowd packs convention every June near Chicago

Chicago-area college student Casey McCoy stands next to the self-portrait he created from more than 3,000 Lego bricks at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more. This year’s convention is June 13-17.
Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more. This year’s convention is June 13-17.
A picnic, Lego-style, complete with ants at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill.
A Lego-created scene from the movie “Toy Story” at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill. Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, swap Legos, win Legos and more.
Part of the long lineup of Great Ball Contraptions built from Legos for funneling mini Lego soccer balls from device to device at Brickworld Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill.
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