Join us for the 2017 Bricks by the Bay public exposition of LEGO® models from across the nation! Our show is held one day only, Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom and Mission City Ballroom at the Santa Clara Convention Center (adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara).
Come see over 33,000 square foot Grand Ballroom space filled with original LEGO creations on display. Our vendors, selling all kinds of LEGO and LEGO-related accessories are located in the Mission City Ballroom just a few feet from the Grand Ballroom! The public exposition will be open from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. (Last entry will be at 2:00 PM.)
This is our eighth annual event and our sixth at this venue.
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The 2017 Public Exposition will be held:
Sunday, August 6, 2017
9am-3pm (last entry at 2pm)
Public Expo prices are as follow:
Early Bird Public Expo Visitor: $15 Through July 1, 2017; after that date price goes up to $20 for tickets purchased online. Enter between 9 am and 2 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
At the Door: $20.00 Cash Only.
VIP: $30 Enter an hour earlier at 8 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 between 7 am and 7:30 am to to check in!
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.
VIP visitors will receive a commemorative printed LEGO brick and will be able to enter at 8am, an hour earlier. Please arrive between 7am and 7:30am 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 8am and 9am may bypass the line and enter by presenting their tickets at the door. After 9am 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.
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.
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.