January 16 - 17, 2016
11:00am - 4:00pm
$12 at the door
Where do I buy tickets?
No tickets. Just pay at the door.
What does registering get you that is not included in general admission?
11:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm (or more)
|Attraction||Visiting, viewing||Exhibiting, showing off, interacting|
|Games||3 or 4||More games|
|Volunteer Shirt||Available (to volunteers)|
|Organizer Dinner||Available (to some volunteers)|
(availability may be limited)
Is there an age limit?
Public visitors of all ages are welcome.
Can I bring something I built?
Public visitors should not bring LEGO. The expo is primarily a viewing, not participating, event.
What's an "AFOL?"
Pronounced "ay-fole," AFOL is an
Adult Fan Of LEGO. BrickFair is run by AFOLs, for AFOLs.
What's a "MOC?"
Pronounced "mock," a MOC is
My Own Creation. Anything we build which isn't an official LEGO company design, regardless of size or success, is a MOC. The key BrickFair feature is enjoying each others' MOCs.
Can I buy LEGO there?
Absolutely! Vendors will be there selling all sorts of LEGO stuff.
Does BrickFair travel to other cities?
BrickFair visits only a few times each year.
Other reputable events are similar, but they are unique organizations run by different AFOLs. We cannot answer questions about them. We are proud of BrickFair, but if money or time is an issue, we recommend visiting the event closest to you.
Strollers are not permitted in the expo.
Photography is encouraged! Take pictures of anything and everything!
How long is the show?
The expo is a free-roaming event. Enjoy the show at your own pace. We suggest allowing 90 minutes to see everything. Doors close at 4:00pm. The expo is vacated at 4:30pm.
How long is the line?
The line grows long but moves fast. Maximum wait is approximately 25 minutes.
We do not recommend lining up early; this does not seem to save any time. That is, the time saved in a long line is equally spent standing around before the doors open; mathematically, lining up early doesn't save you anything.
Are credit cards accepted?
BrickFair accepts cash, checks and credit cards. Some vendors (not all) accept credit cards.
An ATM machine is on-site. We cannot guarantee it is working or loaded.
What else is for sale at BrickFair?
You'll need $8.00 for parking, the $12 entrance fee, and money for LEGO vendors and food.
Wear comfortable shoes.
BrickFair AL 2016 is hosted at the Birmingham Convention Center (East Hall) with all concrete floors.
Is food nearby?
The BJCC East Hall has an on-site cafeteria.
Can I bring food?
Sorry, food may not be brought into BrickFair.
Is BrickFair wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all 71,000 square feet of BrickFair AL 2016 is on one floor, and our aisles are easily navigable.
See our exhibitors' travel page.
Can BrickFair come to our little event?
Short answer: BrickFair does not participate in events other than our annual festivals.
Read the long answer:
Can I donate LEGO to you?
We gladly accept genuine LEGO brand parts. Donated LEGO will be cleaned and sorted by volunteers, then sold at BrickFair VA to raise money for our children's charity. Please contact us to donate, and thank you.
Do you have hi-res photos?
Here's some of our favorite hi-res photos we've collected. You are welcome to use them.