BrickUniverse: AFOL Convention
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017
BrickUniverse AFOL Convention
The Adult and Teenage Fans of LEGO Convention of BrickUniverse Cleveland begins on Friday morning and ends on Sunday evening. All day Friday, non-public hours on Saturday, and non-public hours on Sunday are devoted to AFOL and TFOL attendees with set-up for displays, games, workshops, raffles, roundtable discussions and seminars by leading LEGO artists, authors, fans, and experts. These sessions are designed to give AFOL attendees the opportunity to interact, build, and learn with fellow Adult and Teenage Fans of LEGO.
The universe of the LEGO community will be in Cleveland this Fall. So what are you waiting for? Find out more info below!
Schedule + Parking Map
Interested in displaying your creations at BrickUniverse? Want to come to our AFOL/TFOL Event?
IF YOUR LEGO CREATIONS ARE ACCEPTED
YOUR CONVENTION FEE IS FREE
Displaying is fun and we can accept LEGO displays from anyone!
Each display MUST COVER AT LEAST 8' (FEET) OF SPACE to be qualified for FREE registration. More display space is more than welcomed.
Displays must be made from LEGO, not any other constuction brands.
If your LEGO User Group is interested in having a club display, please contact The BrickUniverse Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Registration for every participating LUG member will be free.
There is a limited amount of space available, sign up before it's too late!
In return for displaying, you will receive:
Registration to the AFOL/TFOL Convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Two 1x8 bricks for a brick badge, one brick printed with your name and one for the event
Ability to attend AFOL seminars
Ability to attend free AFOL games
Raffle tickets for the many raffles
Ability to participate in the ceremonies and other impromtu activities
Raffle tickets for various drawings with thousands of dollars worth of LEGO.
A Goody Bag full of awesome and exclusive LEGO items.
Interested? Please fill out the form below!
Floor Plan + Awards + Goody Bags
(ALL ACTIVITIES ARE INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION)
Friday, September 30
2:00pm: Combo-Build @ Challenge Zone
Build a creation with pieces from two sets. Everyone gets to keep the sets, winner receives a prize.
3:00pm: Speed Build @ Challenge Zone
Everyone receives the same set to build. The person who can build the set the fastest wins. Everyone keeps their set and winner receives a prize.
4:00pm: Heads are gonna roll! @ TBA
Led by Heather Cullin of Brixalotl, this fun obstacle course game has a prize for everyone who participants, as well as a grand prize for the winner.
4:30pm: FREE PIZZA Dinner! @ TBA
Free Pizza! Need we say more? :)
5:00pm: Jonathan Lopes Live Presentation + Opening Raffle @ Jonathan Lopes Gallery
Jonathan Lopes, LEGO Artist based in San Diego, will discuss his work in this live presentation. Afterwards, the massive opening raffle with thousands of dollars of LEGO to give away will take place!
6:00pm: #LEGO Social Media Meet-Up @ No Starch Press Reading Zone
Connect with fellow attendees on social media!
7:00pm: Team Speed Build @ Challenge Zone
The same as speed build, but with a random partner. Everyone keeps their sets. Winners each receive a LEGO prize.
Saturday, October 1
1:00pm: Box Build @ Fan Zone
Build a LEGO set without the instructions, just the box. Everyone keeps their set. Winner receives a LEGO® prize.
3:00pm: One-Hand Build @ Fan Zone
Build a LEGO set with only one hand. Everyone keeps their set. Winner receives a LEGO prize.
4:30pm: Paul Hetherington (brickbaron) Live Presentation @ Paul Hetherington Gallery
Six-time Brickcon Best-in-Show winner Paul Hetherington will discuss his work in his gallery -including all six of his Best-in-Show displays!
5:30pm: Landmark I Landscape @ Rocco Buttliere's Landmark I Landscape
Awards are a nice incentive to build awesome MOCs. At BrickUniverse, we understand that which is why there will be numerous of awards for different categories. Awards are chosen by a panel of three judges: Jonathan Lopes, Rocco Buttliere, and Paul Hetherington.
Best Small Creation
Best Large Creation
Best Youth Creation
Best Town (Individual)
Best Town (Group)
Best Micro Creation
Best Sci-Fi Creation
Best Historical Creation
Best Builder (Youth)
The Goody Bag at BrickUniverse is always awesome. You can expect some exclusive items from the likes of EclipseGRAFX, Blocks Magazine, LEGO, No Starch Press, and BrickUniverse.
AFOL/TFOL Convention Hours
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44113
(Exhibit Hall A)
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