Now that virtual conferences have become the norm, you don’t need to miss out on the experience. Chicago-based Brickworld LEGO Expo, which regularly hosts LEGO conventions throughout the Midwest, announces the Brickworld LEGO Fireworks Virtual Con on Sat., Jun. 27 from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. CT. The Fireworks Virtual Con will present an online array of LEGO activities for all ages, featuring exhibits, presentations, builds, games and vendors in a suite of Zoom rooms, including interactions with popular LEGO Masters TV contestants and fan favorite displays like the Great Ball Contraption, and, of course, LEGO fireworks.

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Tickets are $9, with $1 from each ticket donated to Brickworld’s longtime charity partner Make-A-Wish. Only 2,000 tickets will be offered worldwide, so early registration is encouraged at https://brickworld.com/brickworld-virtual-jun-27/. A $22, 3-show pass is available for June. You can also secure your tickets for Brickworld LEGO Halloween Virtual Con on Sat., Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Brickworld LEGO Holiday Virtual Con on Sat., Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

Scheduled events for the Brickworld LEGO Fireworks Virtual Con include:

  • LEGO Masters TV contestants in a kids challenge, also judged by expo attendees
  • LEGO Masters TV contestants building #WishesAreWaiting hope messages
  • LEGO fireworks by talented builders to celebrate Independence Day
  • Demonstration on how to build little LEGO critters
  • Advanced builder demos of spaceships and a DC landmark
  • LEGO interactive Escape Room and interactive robot Connect Four game
  • Elvendale live interactive building
  • Brethren of the Brick Seas Pirates World
  • Huge LEGO train layout with expert builder Monty’s Trains
  • Live character sketching with fan input by Bricks in the Middle’s Kevin Hinkle
  • Q&A with LEGO community manager Jan Beyer and LEGO product developers

“Brickworld is pleased to continue to bring LEGO bricks to the world,” says producer Mark Larson. “Our virtual events allow global fans to learn new construction techniques, be inspired by massive buildings, participate in global games and remain #SaferAtHome!” Brickworld is also posting ongoing how-to demonstration videos so LEGO builders can improve their skills at home. Current postings include Building Round Part One and Building a Truss Bridge. Fans are encouraged to subscribe to the Brickworld YouTube channel to see the latest in alternative builds and other skills.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Rick Mason on Unsplash

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