LEGO convention moving forward with new COVID-19 guidelines

Organizers for the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention say they will move forward this month with new COVID-19 guidelines in place.

The BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention is set to return to the Pontchartrain Civic and Convention Center on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15.

Photo courtesy: BrickUniverse LEGO Convention

“Brickuniverse will continue to monitor the mandates and recommendations put in place by local and state governments, as they pertain to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations,” a statement in a release said.

New health protocols added to the event include requiring face coverings, replacing hands-on activities with displays and limiting attendance to 30% capacity.

Organizers say they will also increase event space for proper social distancing, discontinue event re-entry and implement timed sessions to manage crowd control.

The time sessions for each day are 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are only good for a single chosen time session.

“We want everyone to have a fun, yet safe experience at BrickUniverse,” event organizer Greyson Beights said. “Past attendees before the pandemic may remember the event being packed with people from wall-to-wall. That will simply not be the case for this year’s event. For everyone’s peace of mind, we are reducing capacity and increasing aisle spaces for a more comfortable, socially distanced experience. Our LEGO artists have been busy building new epic LEGO creations and we are excited for everyone to come see them. ”

Tickets are still available for Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15. Tickets are $18 at the door (if they have not sold out beforehand) or $15 online at www.brickuniverse.com/neworleans.

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