Lego devotees marvel at creations at Brickworld expo in Schaumburg

  • Vaughn Barbalie, 4, of Homer Glen, looks at a creation at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders.

    Vaughn Barbalie, 4, of Homer Glen, looks at a creation at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders. Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer

  • Sara Ketner, center, of Roselle, looks at a Lego Creation with her son, Jackson, left, 7, and daughter Madison, 10, at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders.

    Sara Ketner, center, of Roselle, looks at a Lego Creation with her son, Jackson, left, 7, and daughter Madison, 10, at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders. Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer

  • Roger Snow of Bartlett repairs a Lego train bridge at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders.

    Roger Snow of Bartlett repairs a Lego train bridge at Brickworld Chicago on Sunday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders. Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer

  • Convention attendees view a Lego creations by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club at Brickworld Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders.

    Convention attendees view a Lego creations by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club at Brickworld Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. An estimated 10,000 visitors attended the two-day convention to view Lego creations from more than 400 builders. Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer

 
By Mike Krebs
mkrebs@dailyherald.com
Updated 6/21/2015 5:59 PM

Lego artists from around the world displayed their creations for 10,000 visitors at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center this weekend at the annual Brickworld Chicago Expo.

The convention featured a public exposition where more 400 Lego artists showcased their work. The event also featured seminars on Lego building and Lego creation judging.

 

"We're looked at as one of the best of the best when it comes to displays," said Brickworld Executive Director Brian Bonahoom.

Brickworld Chicago is one of four annul events put on by Brickworld. The Chicago convention is their flagship event, with others held in Indianapolis, Tampa and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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