Brickvention Public Expo FAQ's
I have lost or misplaced or deleted my tickets. What do I do?
If you have lost or misplaced or deleted your tickets and need to replace them, click here to arrange replacement tickets.
Do I need to book tickets for the Saturday or Sunday?
Tickets are only available online. We recommend booking your tickets as soon as possible as they are likely to sell out.
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Make sure you bring along your printed tickets to the event.
How much does it cost to attend the Public Expo days?
At the Public Expo you’ll be able to speak to the LEGO Builders, view the fantastic creations, purchase LEGO products and build something in the play zone. Food and drinks are available from the cafe.
All tickets are pre-purchase only – there will be no tickets at the door.
Adults – $18*
Children – $9*
Children under 3 are free
*plus booking fee
To purchase tickets, click on the link in the menu.
How can I buy tickets if I don’t have a credit or debit card?
Australia Post offers a Prepaid Visa card that can be used for all online purchases. These can be loaded with an amount of your choice and used to pay for anything for which you would normally use a credit or debit card. Even if you are unable to obtain a regular credit card, you can purchase a Load&Go card from Australia Post. Details of the Load&Go card can be found at: Australia Post Load&Go.
If you choose this option for payment, please ensure that you allow for the booking fee when loading money onto your card.
Can I pay by money order or cheque?
Due to the overwhelming response for tickets and long queues at Brickvention 2011, we have moved to an online pre-sale ticketing system which can only accept credit cards as payment.
To this end, we are unable to accept money orders or cheques as payment. If you do not have access to a credit card, Visa debit card or similar, we recommend the use of the Australia Post Load&Go card which can be used for online purchases. Details of this card can be found at the Australia Post website.
Will tickets be available on the day? Can I pay cash at the door?
Tickets for Brickvention are usually available at the door for $20 adult and $10 child unless sold out online prior to the event. This is to prevent the long queues that were created by the heavy demand for Brickvention 2011.
We anticipate that tickets will sell out prior to the start of the event. To this end, we encourage everyone to purchase their tickets online to avoid disappointment.
I can’t make it on the Saturday or Sunday, can I look at the displays on the Friday?
The displays are still being set up, refined and checked on the Friday and it becomes problematic for our model makers to have people wandering around while this is happening. In between setting up, our model makers are attending conference sessions and participating in activities and will not be available to answer any questions.
We have extended our Public Expo hours for 2019 in the hope of enabling more people to attend. Our display hours on the Saturday and Sunday are now from 9am to 5.30pm.
Will there be pass-outs for the Public Expo days?
There will indeed be pass outs for the Saturday and Sunday Public Expo days. You will receive a hand stamp upon request when you exit. This will enable you have lunch or visit other parts of city before returning to the display.
Will there be LEGO available to buy?
Yes, there will be.
There will be lots of different sellers selling new and vintage LEGO. You’ll be able to buy sets, mini-figs, LEGO parts, books, jewellery and many other LEGO themed products.
Look out for our special Brickvention Merchandise stand.
Will there be food and drink available at the venue?
During the Public Expo days on the Saturday and Sunday there will be a cafe inside the Royal Exhibition Building selling food and drink. If you wish to have something more substantial, you are invited to obtain a pass-out so you can enjoy the many cafes/restaurants located near the venue. We request that no external food be brought into the venue.
Where will Brickvention be held?
Brickvention will be located at: The Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria.
Who can come?
Saturday and Sunday are the Public Expo days, allowing the general public of all ages to watch LEGO fan builders at work and view LEGO fan creations and displays. Registration is not required for the Public Expo but you will need to pre-purchase tickets. Click on the Tickets menu above to purchase tickets.
Friday is Convention Day, and includes sessions intended for AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) 18-years-of-age or older. Younger convention attendees are welcome to attend with a registered adult, but keep in mind many of the activities outside of the Public Expo Days are targeted toward adults. There is an additional cost to attend this event if you are not displaying.
When does the Public Expo start?
The Public Expo days will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.
Will EFTPOS be available?
Although a number of the vendors will have EFTPOS machines available, we recommend bringing cash as a number of the smaller merchandise sellers will not have EFTPOS available.
There is an ATM onsite at the Royal Exhibition Building as well as one near the gift shop in the nearby Museum.
Do I need to buy a ticket if I have a Companion or Carer’s Card?
Brickventures Inc. supports the use of the Companion or Carer’s Card.
Purchase a ticket for the person you are accompanying. If you have a Companion Card or a Carer’s Card, you do not need to purchase a ticket to gain access to our Public Expo. Please present your card with the purchased ticket for free access to the Public Expo.
How do the session times work? What if I miss my session?
In response to requests from Brickvention 2011, we have introduced entry sessions for Brickvention. This allows us to stagger the entry to avoid over-crowding and to give everyone a chance to see the display.
If possible, we would prefer people to arrive within 20 minutes of their session time. If you miss your session entry time, we will arrange entry as soon as it is convenient.
You will need to bring the print out of your ticket to gain entry to the venue. Pass-outs are available.