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Lego displays awe onlookers at 10th Brickworld expo in Schaumburg

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  • Mike Schmidt of Cincinnati wears his gambler-style western hat, made entirely from Lego bricks, on Sunday, at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. He has made at least a dozen different hats from Legos.

      Mike Schmidt of Cincinnati wears his gambler-style western hat, made entirely from Lego bricks, on Sunday, at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. He has made at least a dozen different hats from Legos.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Sawyer Niedfeldt, 6, looks closely at The Great Ball Contraption, a huge Rube Goldberg machine that will move about 50,000 small Lego soccer balls during the weekend at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. Sawyer was with his dad, Matt Niedfeldt of Skokie, getting ideas for his July birthday.

      Sawyer Niedfeldt, 6, looks closely at The Great Ball Contraption, a huge Rube Goldberg machine that will move about 50,000 small Lego soccer balls during the weekend at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center. Sawyer was with his dad, Matt Niedfeldt of Skokie, getting ideas for his July birthday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A train follows its track around the corner on a Wisconsin LEGO Users Group setup Sunday, at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center.

      A train follows its track around the corner on a Wisconsin LEGO Users Group setup Sunday, at the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

A record-breaking field of more than 1,000 builders packed the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center all weekend for the 10th annual Brickworld Chicago LEGO Exposition.

Organizers expected as many as 10,000 Lego fans to attend the event, which featured hundreds of remarkable displays highlighting Lego-building skills.

This year's theme was "Lights, Camera, Action," and among the highlights was a "Game of Thrones" creation assembled by several builders. Other displays were based on films, television shows and video games, and there were small-scale versions of famous landmarks, such as the Magnificent Mile, Wrigley Building, Burj Khalifa and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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