Join us for the 2016 Bricks by the Bay public exposition of LEGO® models from across the nation! Our show is held one day only, Sunday, August 21, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom and Mission City Ballroom at the Santa Clara Convention Center (adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara).
Come and see the over 33,000 square foot ballroom space filled with original LEGO creations on display and vendors selling all kinds of LEGO and LEGO-related accessories in the hotel ballroom! The public exposition will be open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. (Last entry will be at 3:00 PM.)
This is our seventh annual event and our sixth at this venue.
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Location and Hours
The 2016 Public Exposition will be held:
Sunday, August 21, 2016
10am-4pm (last entry at 3pm)
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA (Map)
Public Expo prices are as follow:
Early Bird Public Expo Visitor: $11.95 Early bird ticket through July 1, 2016; after that date price goes up to $13.95. Enter between 10 am and 3 pm. Ages 2+; children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
Public Expo Visitor: $13.95 Enter between 10 am and 3 pm. Ages 2+; children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
At the Door: $17.00 Cash Only.
VIP: $21.95 Enter an hour earlier at 9 am and get first view of the exhibits, first crack at the vendors, and an exclusive commemorative printed LEGO brick! Ages 2+; children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Limit 500 tickets. Please arrive by 8:30 am to queue for VIP entry!
Hotel Guest: one FREE ticket One free Public Expo Visitor pass (not VIP) for visitors who stay in the hotel. Must supply valid hotel reservation confirmation code using Bricks by the Bay group rate. Reserve hotel room at Santa Clara Hyatt
Subject to confirmation of hotel registration. Must provide hotel reservation code. Limit one per hotel room.
* strollers will not be permitted in the exhibit/vendor ballroom areas. Limited parking for strollers will be available in the lobby but if possible, please leave strollers in your car.
For tickets, see below or go to our Eventbrite page.
Instructions for VIP Ticket Holders
VIP visitors will receive a commemorative printed LEGO brick and will be able to enter at 9am, an hour earlier. Please arrive between 8am and 8:30am to check in, in order to ensure that you are able to enter as soon as the doors are opened. Bring a printout of the EventBrite ticket, or we can scan the barcode on your phone.
VIP visitors will have the choice of whether to enter the Exhibits or Vendors room first, and there will be a designated waiting area in the lobby of each of the two rooms, and then at 9am we will open all the doors at once, allowing visitors to enter.
VIP visitors arriving between 9am and 10am may bypass the line and enter by presenting their tickets at the door. After 10am there will be no special entry for VIP and you must join the regular line; you will still receive the special brick but there will be only one line for entry.
Instructions for Regular Ticket Holders
Regular visitors may begin queuing for entry at 8am. The line will form outside the Convention Center on the patio near the Mission City Ballroom entrance, and if needed will wrap around the building toward the hotel entrance.
Cash customers must pay before getting in line. See Instructions for Cash Customers below.
Pre-paid customers may go straight to the line. We will scan your tickets (bring a printout or we can scan the barcode on your phone) as you enter. We also may scan some tickets and stamp hands while you are waiting in line.
After the VIP visitors have entered, we will begin letting regular visitors enter the lobby areas of the ballrooms. You will have the choice of whether to enter the Exhibits or Vendors room first, and there will be a designated waiting area in the lobby of each of the two rooms, and then at 10am we will open all the doors at once, allowing the visitors waiting there to enter. After that we will close all but one door, and admit additional people to their choice of ballrooms. The handstamp will be verified at the door to each ballroom.
Instructions for Cash Customers
Cash customers must pay before getting in line. There will be a cash sales ticket booth (with a separate line, if needed) outside the entrance to the Convention Center. Your hand will be stamped to indicate you have paid. All members of your party must go together so we can stamp everyone’s hand.
Once you have your hand stamp, you can join the entry line, if any. See Instructions for Regular Ticket Holders above.
To purchase ahead of time register below or on our Eventbrite page.