Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.
Just like Seattle, the themes are now evergreen! This year BrickCon has streamlined the build themes categories in order to arrive at a set that are broader and more universal, which we hope will be more stable over time as AFOL building interests change. We’ve worked long and hard on this change to make sure everyone still has a home and – as always – requests may be submitted to display multipart collaborative builds or scenes together.
This change has also given us the ability to have more than one coordinator for each theme so that you, as a builder, have a better chance of finding a coordinator when you have a question but without requiring more personnel. We invite you to read through the detailed descriptions of each theme to find the one that best fits your build based on the aspects of your build that you wish to show off the most.
And, as always, if you have questions please reach out to your theme coordinator through the AFOL Contact Form and choose your theme.
Digital Submissions and 3D Renders are accepted in all categories for virtual convention attendees..
Art is the home for mosaics, sculptures, flora, and fauna. Builds in this category are distinguished by their use of color and shape to create artistic impression and impact.
Fantasy is the home for builds of magic and wonder, swords and sorcery, pirates and swashbucklers, orcs and ogres, dragons and vampires, myths and fairy tales. Builds in this category are distinguished by their ability to tell a fantasy story.
Function is the home of builds that perform a task like holding up a heavy load, following a marked track, moving balls through a circuit, or executing an algorithm. Builds in this category are distinguished by the clarity of their tasks and their ability to accomplish their tasks.
History is the home for builds of people, places, and moments from history. Builds in this category are distinguished by their ability to capture a moment from history and their faithfulness to the best possible understanding of that moment based on research, eye-witness accounts, and photojournalism.
Scale Model is the home for builds that depict an object, vehicle, or structure at a specified scale. Builds in this category are distinguished by their use of parts in representing key details, as well as their thoughtful choices as to what details to omit in abstracting down to the chosen scale.
Sci-Fi is the home of all things science fiction, from 50’s retro futurism to popular space operas to futuristic TV series to gritty “hard” science fiction tales of asteroid mining and space exploration. Builds in this category are distinguished by their ability to tell a story focused on high technology and its ramifications, and their depictions of that technology such as space ships, mechs, space stations, and colonies.
Town and Country is the home for builds that depict a slice of everyday life, from the bustling big city, to the dusty frontier town, to the working family farm, to a pristine nature trail. Builds in this category are distinguished by their ability to tell a story of daily life, and the relatability of their characters and environments.
All creations must be registered by the date specified in order to be guaranteed display space.
BrickCon reserves the right to refuse creations. This includes: