As COVID cases rise, BrickUniverse adds new security measures :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, North Carolina – BrickUniverse, the massive LEGO fan convention taking place in Raleigh this month, is still ongoing. But organizers on Wednesday announced new COVID security protocols as cases rise due to the delta variant.
The event, which is scheduled for September 25-26 at the Raleigh Convention Center, announced that they will be taking the following steps for the 2021 event:
- Replaced several interactive attractions and building zones with added LEGO displays.
- Implement reduced capacity and overtime sessions for each day of the event. The hourly sessions for each day are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Increase event space and aisles to encourage social distancing.
- Require masks at all times. All fans aged 2 and over should wear a well-fitting face cover over their nose and mouth during the event, according to the BrickUniverse website.
- Discontinue the use of manual buffers for re-entry into the event. If participants wish to re-enter during the chosen time session, the organizers ask them to keep their ticket with them so that it can be scanned again.
“We want everyone to have a fun but safe experience at BrickUniverse,” said event organizer Greyson Beights in a press release. “Former participants before the pandemic may remember the event was packed with people from wall to wall. This simply won’t be the case for this year’s event. For everyone’s peace of mind, we are reducing capacity and increasing aisle spaces for a comfortable and socially remote experience. Our LEGO artists have been busy building epic new LEGO creations and we’re delighted everyone is coming to see them. “
The event will continue to have lots of LEGO towns and train exhibits; LEGO Star Wars screens, including a massive Mustafar interactive screen; monuments of the world in LEGO; LEGO superhero creations and more. Tickets are still available for both days. Due to the limited capacity, they should sell out early, depending on the event. Tickets cost $ 18 at the door (if applicable) or $ 15 online at The BrickUniverse website.