FAQ

The 2022 schedule has not yet been developed. Check back closer to the convention dates for detail.
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If you attended BBTB 2020, and are attending BBTB 2022 June 23-26, 2022, you can pick it up in person at the administration desk.
We understand things come up and plans can change. We offer a full refund if you cancel 30 days prior to the convention. Please contact admin@bricksbythebay.net for refunds.
Workshops will be available May 1, 2022
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-Purchase a "Brick Builder" ticket
-Workshops are located under "Products"

The Following workshops are available:
All workshops will be on Thursday June 23, 2022

GBC (Great Ball Contraption)
Morning session 10 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon session 4 PM - 6 PM

The Great Ball Contraption is composed of a collection of separate modules that are created and brought together to form a continuous loop. It is similar to a Rube Goldberg machine, but with Lego® balls. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to build your own module and are encouraged to bring it to the show floor following the workshop's conclusion. You will also learn about the standards and specifications that help define GBC.


HOW TO BUILD CIRCLES OUT OF SQUARES
Morning session 10 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon session 4 PM - 6 PM

Come and learn how to build circles out of squares. In this workshop, you'll learn how to build a circle, cylinder, ellipse, spheres, and more. We'll use plates, slopes, technic parts and various other pieces to build anything round. You'll also get to try three different circle-building techniques hands-on.


MICROPOLIS BUILDING (SOLD OUT!)
Afternoon session 1 PM - 3 PM

Micropolis is a fan-designed standard for building tiny cityscapes in LEGO®. Come learn the simple guidelines and build a Micropolis-scale local landmark. This workshop will also go over some SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques, detailing, and brick geometry.
We are one of the few conventions that welcomes persons under the age of 18, and have categories for Junior Builders (12 and under) and Teen Builders (13-17). However, anyone under the age of 18 must also have a parent or legal guardian register as a "Brick Builder" as well as supervise their child at all times.
In most areas we are using tables provided by the hotel or convention center. These come in several sizes: 6’ x 30”, 6’ x 18”, 8’ x 30”, and 8’ x 18”. Rope stanchions will be placed 18" from the tables to keep the crowds away on Saturday and Sunday, but have to be in place prior to the Fire Marshal's inspection on Friday. In certain circumstances you may bring your own tables by advance arrangement. This request must be made 60 days prior to the convention's start to be incorporated into the floor plan and is normally reserved for LUGs bringing a collaborative display.
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How to purchase a Brick Builder Convention pass on bricksbythebay.org

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Scroll down to the bottom and click on the "Game sign up" button
Choose your games!
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Need to change your games? Easy!
Follow the directions above and make your changes.
Game sign ups will be active until 11:59pm (Pacific) on 6/20/22. Any open spaces will be assigned at the con.
Please be on time as your spot will be given away.
Teams and partner games, please have each person choose that game and you will partner up at the show.

Available games include:
* Build by the Box
* Build in the Bag
* Individual Speed Build
* Team Speed Build
* Left Hand/Right Hand
* Brick Trader of the Galaxy
* and more!
Parts Draft sets for 2022 are:

Large Parts Draft - 41701 FRIENDS Street Food Market

Small Parts Draft - 76386 HARRY POTTER Hogwarts Polyjuice Potion Mistake

18+ Parts Draft - 31116 3-IN-1 CREATOR Safari Wildlife Tree House