COVID-19 Information

Based on guidance from our local government about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., we have decided that BrickCon 2021 will be back with an in-person event at the Seattle Center in October. We are also going to offer a limited, simultaneous virtual event with access to presentations, interactive activities and games.

Become a Speaker

In-Person & At Home

You don’t have to be on-site to be a speaker this year! We are accepting both in-person and remote presentations!

Are you passionate about LEGO? Do you have a LEGO topic you’re enthusiastic to share with others? Do you have a technique you’d love to teach?

Consider being a speaker at BrickCon. The event is a success because of everyone who attends – including those who donate their time to offer sessions for others attendees! BrickCon offers negotiated compensation for our speakers.

Here’s what we need from you:

  • Name of presentation
  • Description of content and any visuals you will be using
  • Time estimate
  • How many times do you want to give your presentation?
  • Expected size of audience
  • Preferred time
  • Facilitates required (i.e. sound, projector, tables, etc)
  • In Person or Remote

Your content must be submitted to BrickCon at least one month prior to the event. This ensures we have your content ready to go, and have addressed any potential issues (technology, potentially offensive content, etc). Compensation for registration will not be provided until you’ve complied with this requirement.

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Games

In Person & At Home


2021 is a hybrid convention with games happening both In-Person and At Home! Please see the appropriate section below. Games that can be played At Home will have this icon next to them (At Home!)

How do I play?

Interested in playing a game? Sign up for the chance to participate in a game by logging into your Sched.com account.


To make games more accessible for as many attendees as possible, we will have some games that use the same set.

For games that require the same set, we will be using 31102 - Fire Dragon. You will need to either purchase the set or collect the same pieces (part and color) ahead of time. Sets need not be sealed ahead of time.

In Person Games

Blind Builds

  1. Blind BuildSee instructions, not pieces!
  2. Team Blind BuildSee neither instructions or pieces!

Speed Builds

  1. Individual Speed BuildBuild FAST!
  2. Speed UnbuildTake apart and sort FAST!

Master Builds

  1. Master BuildBuild to a theme with a limited set of parts!

Model against Model

These Games require planning. You’ll need to bring your build to BrickCon

  1. Wacky RacersBuild something crazy and run crash it down a ramp!
  2. Battle BricksBots battling Bots!

At Home Games

Master Build

  1. Unlimited Master Build ((At Home!))Build at home to a theme with an unlimited set of parts!

Games requiring

31102 - Fire Dragon (At Home!)


  1. Individual Speed Build ((At Home!))Build FAST in your own home!

  2. Speed Unbuild ((At Home!))Take apart and sort FAST in your own home!

  3. Master Build ((At Home!))Build to a theme with a limited set of parts in your own home!

  4. Mystery Game ((At Home!))Mystery Surprise Game in your own home!


Other Games

BrickCon seeks to offer a variety of games every year and this year is no different. We are introducing a new Virtual Build challenge this year with more info coming soon. Here are the games that will not require the set above but may require some planning.

Notes

Please note that some of these games may not make the final cut. The current plan is a work in progress and we reserve the right to make changes if something more Awesome comes along.

Requirements

To participate in most BrickCon games, you will need the following:

At Home Requirements

  • A web camera to participate in the joint calls and to show your creations.
  • Computer access as some games may provide digital instructions, will utilize form submissions, or will require BrickLink’s Studio software - please download and setup before the games start.

Leg Godt (Play Well)

Finally, a few people have asked how we will prevent cheating in an online environment. We are being creative so expect a few twists that will prevent cheating ahead of time. Our primary response is that we are all coming to BrickCon to have fun with LEGO which means “Play Well” in good faith. We have confidence that our builders will remain true to the original meaning of LEGO and be fair and respectful of everyone participating.

Your Ideas

If you have any additional ideas for a fun and doable online game you don’t see listed above that we can host at BrickCon 2021, please reach out to us via our contact form.

How do I play?

Interested in playing a game? Sign up for the chance to participate in a game by logging into your Sched.com account.

Schedule

We use Sched.com to manage our schedule. Once you register you will be able to login below to see this years schedule. View the BrickCon 2021 - Private Convention schedule & directory.