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Exhibitors welcome to play; these are typically not public events.  Rules and eligibility are determined by each game's host.  Sign-up for games by Tuesday, Jul 16th for best odds of being drawn to play.  Signing up does not guarantee a seat; it merely indicates your interest in playing the game.  How it works.

Typically, more people sign-up than there are seats.  The computer will attempt to shuffle players into their preferred games; you are more likely to be seated at your #1 pick than your #2.  Sign up for all games in which you are interested, then ensure your selections are properly sorted (at your games page).  Sign up for as many games as you wish; there is no benefit to limiting your sign-ups.

Everyone onboard by Tuesday, Jul 16th has the same chance of being drawn.  After the drawing, if seats remain available, sign-up for that game will remain open.

You may be drawn for multiple games but you will not be drawn for overlapping games.  You may be drawn as alternate in multiple, overlapping games; showing up as alternate - or not - is your choice.

Recently added games:

This Week!
Tiger Plastics Open 2
Combo-Build AFOL 4
Combo-Build AFOL 3
2 Weeks Ago
$15 Technic Draft Airbus
3 Weeks Ago
Modding Time
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$10 Draft King Namor’s Throne (sets provided)
Ages 10+
Buy-in $10
12 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 11:00am
1hr
Host: Damian McGee

Damian McGee provides the sets - 5 copies of set #76213 King Namor’s Throne Room - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $10. Twelve players will divide 5 sets. That's a total 1,775 parts, or 148 parts (average) per player, for $10.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$15 Draft Central Perk (sets provided)
Ages 14+
Buy-in $15
14 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 3:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Keith Straw

Keith Straw provides the sets - 4 copies of set #21319 Central Perk - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Fourteen players will divide 4 sets. That's a total 4,168 parts and 28 minifigs, or 298 parts and 2 minifigs (average) per player, for $15.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$15 Draft Stable of Dream Creature (sets provided)
Ages 10+
Buy-in $15
14 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 10:00am
1hr
Host: Damian McGee

Damian McGee provides the sets - 5 copies of set #71459 Stable of Dream Creatures - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Fourteen players will divide 5 sets. That's a total 3,405 parts, or 243 parts (average) per player, for $15.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$15 Technic Draft Airbus
Ages 8+
Buy-in $15
20 seats
Friday 3:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

BrickFair provides the sets - 2x #42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twenty players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 4,002 parts, or 200 parts (average) per player, for $15.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$15 Technic Draft Yamaha
Ages 8+
Buy-in $15
20 seats
Friday 1:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

BrickFair provides the sets - 2x #42159 Yamaha MT-10 SP - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twenty players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 2,956 parts, or 148 parts (average) per player, for $15.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$20 Draft Party Bus (sets provided)
Ages 14+
Buy-in $20
14 seats
3 alts.
Friday 10:00am
1hr 30mins
Host: Keith Straw

Keith Straw provides the sets - 5 copies of set #70828 LM2 Pop-Up Party Bus - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Fourteen players will divide 5 sets. That's a total 4,730 parts, or 338 parts (average) per player, for $20.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$20 Draft: CREATOR Main Street
Ages 11+
Buy-in $20
11 seats
2 alts.
Friday 12:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

BrickFair provides the sets - 2x #31141 CREATOR Main Street - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Ten players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 2,918 parts, or 265 parts (average) per player, for $20.

All the fun of draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$20 Draft: FRIENDS Main Street Building
Ages 12+
Buy-in $20
12 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 3:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

All the fun of Parts Draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set.

BrickFair provides the sets - 2x #41704 FRIENDS Main Street Building - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Twelve players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 3,364 parts, or 280 parts (average) per player, for $20.

Drafts are a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$20 Draft: Viking Village
Ages 12+
Buy-in $20
11 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 4:30pm
2hrs
Host: Joshua Hamilton

BrickFair provides the sets - 2x #21343 Viking Village - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Eleven players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 4,206 parts, or 382 parts (average) per player, for $20.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

$20 Shifty Gifty
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Friday 11:00am
1hr
Host: vacant

A new game open to all who show up!

Bring a wrapped LEGO gift valued at $20 or more.  Gifts are distributed to players.  Then players can Open, Trade or Move gifts as determined by a dice roll.  There are unlimited moves and trades until the last gift is opened!

When the last gift is opened the game is over.  All players keep the gift they're holding.  What fun!

Are You Smarter Than A?
Ages 10+ 10 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 3:00pm
30mins
Host: Brian Slevin

Trivia Time! Here's your chance to impress with your knowledge of all things LEGO! Can you expertly identify a LEGO part? Have you seen The LEGO Movie 25 times? Is Billund on your bucket list? Test your wits against your fellow FOLs!

Participation requires a personal internet connected device (phone browser, tablet, or personal laptop). Players will use their own device as game controllers for answering trivia questions.

Tip #1: Score is determined by being correct and how quickly you answered - don't delay when answering!
Tip #2: Seriously, you better be familiar with The LEGO Movie.
Tip #3: Have a reliable device. It can be the difference between victory and humiliation!

Are You Smarter Than B?
Ages 10+ 10 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 3:30pm
30mins
Host: Brian Slevin

Trivia Time! Here's your chance to impress with your knowledge of all things LEGO! Can you expertly identify a LEGO part? Have you seen The LEGO Movie 25 times? Is Billund on your bucket list? Test your wits against your fellow FOLs!

Participation requires a personal internet connected device (phone browser, tablet, or personal laptop). Players will use their own device as game controllers for answering trivia questions.

Tip #1: Score is determined by being correct and how quickly you answered - don't delay when answering!
Tip #2: Seriously, you better be familiar with The LEGO Movie.
Tip #3: Have a reliable device. It can be the difference between victory and humiliation!

Are You Smarter Than C?
Ages 10+ 10 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 4:00pm
30mins
Host: Brian Slevin

Trivia Time! Here's your chance to impress with your knowledge of all things LEGO! Can you expertly identify a LEGO part? Have you seen The LEGO Movie 25 times? Is Billund on your bucket list? Test your wits against your fellow FOLs!

Participation requires a personal internet connected device (phone browser, tablet, or personal laptop). Players will use their own device as game controllers for answering trivia questions.

Tip #1: Score is determined by being correct and how quickly you answered - don't delay when answering!
Tip #2: Seriously, you better be familiar with The LEGO Movie.
Tip #3: Have a reliable device. It can be the difference between victory and humiliation!

Bingo Grande
All ages Walk-Up Wednesday 8:00pm
45mins
Host: Todd Webb

The biggest and best prizes come out in Bingo Grande held the first private evening.

Join us!

BIONICLE 2003: Mask of Light
All ages Walk-Up Friday 1:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Nak & Jay Live | BIONICLE 2003: Mask of Light
Hosted by Eljay Johnsen and Tyler Anderson

Join Meso and Eljay for a live episode of the BIONICLE podcast as they discuss the theme's third year, 20 years later.

BIONICLE Trivia Challenge
All ages Walk-Up Friday 4:00pm
45mins
Host: vacant

Think you know BIONICLE? Try your hand at this fun trivia contest for one of three grand prizes!

BIONICLE: Movie Night
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 10:45am
1hr 15mins
Host: vacant

Sit down for a single viewing of LEGO's first feature-length film!

Blind Build AFOL 1
Ages 18+ 18 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 1:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Players all receive the same small set to build (set not revealed until the game). Players may read their instructions, but cannot see the parts they are assembling!

Points are deducted for parts in the wrong places, and for missing parts.

The winner gets an awesome prize, and everyone has a great time (and keeps their small set).

Blind Build AFOL 2
Ages 18+ 18 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 3:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Blind Build AFOL 1 for details.

Blind Build KFOL
Ages 6 - 9 14 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 4:00pm
1hr
Host: Colter Brown

See Blind Build TFOL 1.

This is not a child drop-off game.

Blind Build TFOL
Ages 10 - 17 18 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: Scott Anderson

See Blind Build AFOL 1 for details.

Boat Race
All ages Walk-Up Friday 10:00am
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Build a boat (using only LEGO parts, of course) and race against other boats for speed in the hotel swimming pool.  Use Technic motors (or MINDSTORMS if you dare).  Race for first!  Race for fun!  A Technic set awaits the winner.

All boats must be self-propelled and move without external assistance, use of tether lines, etc., although remote controls are allowed.

This is a slalom race.  See the rules for more details.

Some venues (notably BF/VA) are outdoors and do not let you walk closely to your boat.  Take that into consideration in your design.  In past contests, Power Functions R/C has not worked well due to distance and interference from sunlight, but classic radio R/C does work.  We also permit the use of sBrick as a controller.

Race held rain or shine, though we can't prevent the hotel from closing the pool if they need.

Bridge Build
Ages 13+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Saturday 8:00pm
1hr
Host: Dan Steininger

Master Dan (who hosts Bridge Build for the public several times over the weekend) will also host a game for us AFOLs! Saturday night after the Yard Sale join other adults and teens in a DUPLO bridge building challenge!

Build In A Hand
Ages 16+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

The entire building process must be completed while holding the constructed model in at least one hand. This grows increasingly difficult as more parts are added that require smaller steps. The model also becomes more fragile as all elements become connected.

All players keep their building set and the winner gets a prize.

Caboose Train
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 4:00pm
30mins
Host: vacant

Do you have a caboose in your LEGO train collection?  Bring it on down to the L-Gauge Modular Standard layout Saturday at 4pm, to take part in the Caboose Train!  Let’s gather every caboose in the whole of BrickFair and run them all in one train together!

All building styles are welcome, as long as the caboose fits on standard LEGO track and is less than 16 bricks tall.  If you’re not sure that your caboose will run smoothly or fit on the layout, bring it over a bit early and we’ll troubleshoot with you.  We will start the train with a limit of one caboose per person, but if it runs well enough with that load, we may add more.  We will run the train long enough for everyone to take photos and videos before returning the cabeese to their owners.

CAH Vignette Build
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
30 seats
Thursday 9:30pm
30mins
Host: vacant

This game is held in two sessions.

STEP 1: Players meet at the designated time to draw cards from the CAH deck.  Each player ends up with one black and one white card.  Players then have a couple days to build a vignette representing their two cards.

STEP 2: Players bring their vignettes together for display during Adult Swim.  Players vote for their favorite (game host casts the deciding vote if needed), and the winner gets a prize.

A basic understanding of Cards Against Humanity is strongly suggested.

Cards Against Humanity
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
Walk-Up Saturday 9:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Heather Pearson

A party game for horrible people.  Unlike most of the party games you may have played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.  For this modified version you will receive bricks for good answers, and you will need to build something rude with your bricks for the win.

If you are easily offended, do not play this game.

Because of the hectic schedule during Adult Swim, this will be hosted as a first-seated pick-up game.

Charity Auction: Silent
Ages 18+ Walk-Up Friday 3:00pm
5hrs
Host: Caitlin Franzmeier

All items in the Silent Charity Auction are donated by you, the AFOLs. All proceeds benefit our children's charity, the SladeChild Foundation.

To bid on items, please be 18, and simply write your name and bid amount using the old fashioned pen-and-paper method.

Happy bidding!

Checkers Tournament
Ages 13+ 16 seats
2 alts.
Friday 6:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

The classic checkers game.  You know it!  You love it!

The further you last in this tournament, the bigger the LEGO prize you win :)

Closing Door Prizes
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 5:00pm
30mins
Host: Todd Webb

A quick goodbye to all our friends, old and new, and prizes are given out! Names are drawn from a hat.

Combo-Build AFOL 1
Ages 18+ 16 seats
3 alts.
Wednesday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Combo-Build AFOL 2
Ages 18+ 16 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 10:30am
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Combo-Build AFOL 3
Ages 18+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 10:30am
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Combo-Build AFOL 4
Ages 18+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 5:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Combo-Build TFOL 1
Ages 10 - 17 16 seats
3 alts.
Friday 4:00pm
1hr
Host: Colter Brown

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Combo-Build TFOL 2
Ages 10 - 17 16 seats
3 alts.
Friday 8:00pm
1hr
Host: Sabih Zaman

Each player is given the same 2 sets to start. Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation. The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize. All players keep their 2 sets :)

Constraction Combo
OLD INFO
Ages 12+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Wednesday 3:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

Bionicle, Hero Factory, Star Wars, Ben 10, Chima... Galidor.  LEGO has made many constructible action figure themes over the years, which we like to shorten down to constraction.  This game will use Star Wars Buildable Figures featuring ball and socket joints, shells, and other Character and Creature Building System (CCBS) parts as opposed to a System set with basic LEGO bricks with studs.

BZPower is donating the prize for this game.

Each player is given the same 2 constraction sets to start.  One set will be #71761 Zane's Power Up Mech EVO, the other set a mystery until game-time.  Each player combines the sets to build an entirely original creation.  The MOC deemed the most unique and creative wins a prize.  All players keep their 2 sets :)

Constraction Draft (sets provided)
Ages 10+
Buy-in $5
20 seats
3 alts.
Wednesday 6:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Bionicle, Hero Factory, Star Wars, Ben 10, Chima... Galidor. LEGO has made many constructible action figure themes over the years, which we like to shorten down to constraction. This game will use Star Wars Buildable Figures featuring ball and socket joints, shells, and other Character and Creature Building System (CCBS) parts as opposed to a System set with basic LEGO bricks with studs.

BZPower is donating the sets (10x #75113 Rey + 10x #75112 General Grievous) for this game. Selected players buy-in for $10, which is donated to the SladeChild Foundation.

Fifteen players will divide 20 sets.  That's a total 2,700 parts, or 180 parts (average) per player, for $10.

All the fun of Draft without the remembering to bring a set.  Drafts are a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

Constructionary KFOL
Ages 8 - 13 6 seats
1 alt.
Friday 10:00am
1hr
Host: vacant

The LEGO game of charades. A fun game produced by RoseArt in 2003 where players use LEGO parts to create an item listed on a card, and the other players guess what it is.

The rules have been altered a bit to make it more fun for all ages. Instead of moving around the board, you get small LEGO bricks for each correct guess, and you get to keep the bricks!

Children playing in this KFOL game must be accompanied by an adult.

Constructionary T/AFOL 1
Ages 14+ 6 seats
1 alt.
Friday 5:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Constructionary KFOL for details.

Constructionary T/AFOL 2
Ages 14+ 6 seats
1 alt.
Friday 6:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant
See Constructionary T/AFOL 1.
Cutthroat Builder
Ages 18+ 5 seats
1 alt.
Saturday 8:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Based on Cutthroat Kitchen, players are given a pile of LEGO brick and challenged to build a MOC (to a surprise theme) in 10-15 minutes.  Players have play-cash to bid on various handicaps to sabotage the other players each round.  After each round a player is eliminated until 1 winner remains standing.

Audience Participation: The audience (your fellow AFOLs) may bid - with real money - on other handicaps for players mid-round.  Funds raised support our charity!

Dirty Brickster $10-$15
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 8:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Mark Shoger

No need to sign up; simply show up at the designated time and place with a wrapped gift in hand.  Any number of people can play!

Dirty Brickster is better known (in the USA) as "White Elephant Gift Exchange," "Yankee Swap," or "Dirty Santa."  Players each contribute one gift to the game, and ultimately each player walks away with one different gift of similar value.

  1. All gifts should be valued the same.  Use your imagination to make it fun.  Out-of-production sets or some classic parts from your own collection are far more interesting that something off the store shelf yesterday.  But please make it worth the appropriate amount!
  2. Players bring their gifts wrapped or sealed in a gift bag, careful to conceal the contents.
  3. Players gather in a circle and gifts are placed in the center.
  4. Names are drawn to see who picks first.
  5. The picked player chooses a gift from the pile and opens it, holds it up for all to see, and keeps it (for the time being).
  6. Another name is drawn.
  7. The next player can either choose to take an unopened gift from the pile or to steal a gift from any previous gift-holder.
  8. If someone's gift is stolen, that person can immediately unwrap a new gift or steal another gift.
  9. Any gift stolen 3 times becomes "dead."  It now belongs to that owner and may not be stolen again.
Dirty Brickster $20-$30
Ages 21+ Walk-Up Thursday 3:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Mark Shoger

See description of Dirty Brickster $10-$15.

Dirty Buildster AFOL 1
Ages 18+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 11:00am
1hr
Host: vacant

See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Dirty Buildster AFOL 2
Ages 21+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Friday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Players are provided with random cups of bricks. When the host says, "Go," players start building!

Players have limited time to build the most creative MOC they can muster. The objective is to be more creative than your competition and you must do it with your limited bricks and limited time.

  • Cups of bricks are provided for you.
  • Cups are the luck of the draw. You may find your bricks difficult to work with, but we'll try to keep all bags equal and fair.
  • You are not required to use every brick in the bag - simply be as creative as you can with what you have.
  • The final MOCs are judged.
  • One winner gets a LEGO set. Every player keeps their cup of bricks!
Dirty Buildster First-Timer
Ages 8+
BF first-timers only
15 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 4:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Get a free cup of new, clean LEGO parts, build the most creative MOC you can.  Judges pick one MOC which earns a small prize, and all players keep their cup of LEGO parts!  Everyone's a winner!

Dirty Buildster KFOL
Ages 8 - 12 15 seats
2 alts.
Friday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Dirty Buildster TFOL
Ages 13 - 20 15 seats
3 alts.
Wednesday 5:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Dirty Dirty Buildster
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
15 seats
3 alts.
Saturday 11:59pm
1hr
Host: Jon Lazar

Players are provided with random cups of bricks. When the host says, "Go," players start building!

Players have limited time to build the most creative MOC they can muster. The objective is to be more creative than your competition and you must do it with your limited bricks and limited time.

  • Cups of bricks are provided for you.
  • Cups are the luck of the draw. You may find your bricks difficult to work with, but we'll try to keep all bags equal and fair.
  • You are not required to use every brick in the bag - simply be as creative as you can with what you have.
  • The final MOCs are judged.
  • One winner gets a LEGO set. Every player keeps their cup of bricks!
Double Blind
Ages 16+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 8:00pm
1hr
Host: Nick Kappatos

Two-person teams work together to build a kit. One person sees the parts and builds the set but cannot see the instructions. The other player sees the instructions but cannot see the building progress. Partner players spoon together, sitting upright. The big spoon (rear player) reads instructions and yells to the front where building partner tries to follow verbal instructions and build the kit.

24 players make 12 teams of two.

Selected sign-ups must bring their partner player with them to the game. If both players sign-up and both are selected, one must drop out to allow others to join the game.

Each team keeps their built kit and the fastest (and most accurate) team wins an additional prize.

Draw Big UFO
OLD INFO
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 2:45pm
15mins
Host: vacant
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

To enter this game simply build a UFO MOC - it's our annual theme!

  1. Six MOCs (6 unique builders) will be selected (on-site, at-show) as players,
  2. Game host notifies players of their participation (via text message),
  3. Players attend the game,
  4. Players roll a die to win one of six prizes.  Every player is a winner!

Player selections are made by BrickFair staff and are final.  Presence not necessary to win; a friend or the game host can roll the die for a player.  Your MOC needn't be registered to theme; it must simply appear UFO-ey.  Lobbying the game host is not encouraged.

Draw Small UFO
OLD INFO
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 2:15pm
15mins
Host: vacant
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

To enter this game simply build a UFO MOC - it's our annual theme!

  1. Six MOCs (6 unique builders) will be selected (on-site, at-show) as players,
  2. Game host notifies players of their participation (via text message),
  3. Players attend the game,
  4. Players roll a die to win one of six prizes.  Every player is a winner!

Player selections are made by BrickFair staff and are final.  Presence not necessary to win; a friend or the game host can roll the die for a player.  Your MOC needn't be registered to theme; it must simply appear UFO-ey.  Lobbying the game host is not encouraged.

Early Draft
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Wednesday 1:00pm
2hrs
Host: vacant

This special early check-in game is the same as other Drafts, but the sets remain a mystery until game time. Early Draft is hosted early the first day. Players will be called up from the walk-ups. Check-in promptly on the first day to join this game.

Free to play. Sets are provided. Limit one participant per family.

All the fun of a draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

Exploding Kittens
Ages 13 - 20 9 seats
2 alts.
Friday 8:00pm
1hr
Host: Josiah Shoger

Exploding Kittens is the same as Russian Roulette - if it were a card game with kittens.

Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten card, at which point they are out - unless they have Defuse cards to save themselves.  Or other cards to avoid, mitigate, or move their chances of drawing an Exploding Kittens card.  Rules will be explained in ~3 minutes and then the game begins.

First-Timer Draft: Main Street
Ages 8+
Buy-in $5
BF first-timers only
10 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 1:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Everyone in this game but the host is a newcomer.  So no pressure!

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 set #31141 CREATOR Main Street - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $5. Ten players will divide 1 set. That's a total 1,459 parts, or 121 parts (average) per player, for $5.

All the fun of draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

First-Timer Draft: Viking Ship and Midgard
Ages 8+
Buy-in $5
BF first-timers only
10 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Everyone in this game but the host is a newcomer.  So no pressure!

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 set #31132 CREATOR Viking Ship and Midgard Serpent - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $5. Ten players will divide 1 set. That's a total 1,192 parts, or 192 parts (average) per player, for $5.

All the fun of draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. Drafts are a fun opportunity to acquire deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

Go Fish Tournament AFOL
Ages 21+ 8 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 7:00pm
1hr
Host: Aimee Park

See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Go Fish Tournament KFOL
Ages 6 - 12 8 seats
2 alts.
Friday 1:00pm
1hr
Host: Mike Warner

This is the classic carnival "gold fish bowl" game. Get your ping pong balls into the bowls, and win some LEGO pieces!

The longer you last in the tournament the more LEGO you win. Open to all ages, all skill levels or no skill, experienced or novice, familiar with the game or not - everyone can win.

Oh, just sign up!

Go Fish Tournament TFOL
Ages 13 - 19 8 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Great Brickish Build-off TECHNIC-al Challenge
Ages 12+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Friday 7:00pm
1hr
Host: Jason Wolfson

A parody on the name of the Great British Bake-off TV show in which.  Each episode of that show featured a "technical challenge" in which contestants were given identical ingredients and a few vaguely worded instructions, then shown a sample of a completed dessert and asked to replicate it.

Each player receives an identical bag of Technic parts with a picture of the final model, plus a couple helpful close-up views, to guide them through the general order of assembly.  Players are on their own to figure out how to construct the kit.

All players keep their bag of parts :)

Guesstimate
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 10:00am

Host: Todd Webb

A jar of LEGO pieces is the prize - and the challenge.

Just guess how many pieces are in the jar (or at least be the closest guess) and win the jar.  Simple!

This game is held during public days and is open to public entries.  You, the exhibitors, are also welcome to play.

Hogwarts
Ages 13+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Friday 12:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Larry Pieniazek

More commonly known as "The LEGO Harry Potter game."

We'll be hosting 3 games simultaneously, 4 players per game. The winner of each game receives a LEGO prize :)

Hold'em
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
Walk-Up Saturday 9:00pm
2hrs
Host: vacant

This is your standard Texas Hold'em poker tournament, played with LEGO cards and top 5 placers take home a LEGO prize.

Poker knowledge required, obviously.

Impaired Build
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
20 seats
4 alts.
Saturday 9:00pm
2hrs
Host: vacant

Each player is given a set consisting of ~300 pieces.  Players race to completion.  The first to correctly build his kit wins a prize, and everyone keeps their playing kit!

Requires consumption of mass quantities.  Players may bring their own - the host will adjust accordingly.

Mindstorms: Line Follower
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 2:00pm
45mins
Host: vacant

A new contest for 2019!  MINDSTORMS robots are challenged to follow a line from start to finish in the fastest possible time.  Whose robot is the smartest?

See the rules & instructions.

As always, a LEGO prize for the winner!

Held during public hours so the public can cheer you on!

Mindstorms: Sumo (Stock)
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Version: STOCK

The classic game of MINDSTORMS Sumo. Players bring their computerized LEGO robots to compete and push each other out of the ring. This is a great game to watch!

See the rules for the differences between Stock and Unlimited.

Held during public hours so the public can cheer you on!

Mindstorms: Sumo (Unlimited)
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Version: UNLIMITED

See Stock SUMO for description and rules.

Mindstorms: Tug-of-War
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Tug-of-War is a contest that tests the strength of your robot or Technic vehicle.  Much like the human version of the game, two robots compete to see which of them can pull the other one across the center of the table.

Here's the Rules.

Held during public hours so the public can cheer you on!

Minifig Swap
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 1:00pm
2hrs
Host: Debbie Winfield

Bring in your unwanted or less-than-loved minifigs to trade with others!  Before the Yard Sales, this one hour exchange is a great opportunity to mix up your minifig collection.

Bring all the minifigs you wish; you never know what others might want!

This is intended as a swap and trade event.  Cash is discouraged, but we understand it can make for even trades.  Volunteers will be around, overlooking, to help ensure less knowledgeable FOLs are aware of their figs' values.  We're all here to have fun; let's play nice, please.

Missing Part Build
Ages 13+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 10:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

We swap a part from your set with your competition. You must find and steal back that part in order to complete your build and win your game!

As always, players keep the sets they play with, and the winner gets a LEGO prize to boot!

MOC Hunt
All ages Walk-Up Friday 3:00pm
5hrs
Host: vacant

Open to all exhibitors; sign-up not necessary.  Game runs Friday 3:00pm - Sunday noon. Although it technically ends when someone finds all the items.

  1. See the HUNT LIST.
  2. Search MOCs on display only.
  3. Answer to the HUNT CLUES.

First to answer all clues correctly wins a prize :)

MOC Lighting
Ages 9+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Friday 5:30pm
30mins
Host: Kim Chiu

This class hosted by Kim of BlingBlingBrick.  Kim guides a small class through the process of lighting a MOC.  Every student is provided lighting pieces to keep!

Modding Time
All ages Walk-Up Friday 12:00pm
3hrs
Host: vacant

Just an informal gathering of people who enjoy or want to try out accessory modification (ie cutting and gluing together LEGO and custom minifig accessories) to make their own funky creations.

No need to sign up and there is no formal teacher/speaker. However, we have a few experienced people who can assist newbies.

All necessary materials will be provided.

We might whip up some kind of competition within the event for those that would want to participate. Maybe.

OAT Race
OLD INFO
All ages Walk-Up Friday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

No need for a Boat Race - get ready for the OAT RACE!  Build a remote-controlled vehicle that can navigate a slalom course while carrying a variety of objects that rhyme with "boat".  The fastest vehicle wins a Technic set!

All traditional Boat Race methods of remote control are permitted, including classic radio R/C, Power Functions, Mindstorms, sBrick, and Buwizz.

See OAT Race rules for details.

2023 UPDATE: OAT Race rules have been updated to clarify the tote bag must be carried fully expanded, not rolled up.

One-Arm Build TFOL
Ages 13 - 19 16 seats
3 alts.
Friday 3:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Every player receives the same set, everybody has one arm tied behind their back, GO!

Opening Door Prizes
All ages Walk-Up Wednesday 8:45pm
30mins
Host: Todd Webb

Simply attend the first night and enter your name in the hat for the drawing!

Parts Draft: TBD 1 (bring set)
OLD INFO
Ages 13+ 24 seats
3 alts.
Friday 11:00am
1hr
Host: John Rudy
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

To participate, bring LEGO set #76412 Hufflepuff House Banner with you to the game ($30 at Walmart).

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together - all Red 2x2 Bricks grouped together, all Blue 1x6 Plates piled together, etc.  Players take turns drawing lots until all parts are taken.  Everyone's a winner!  Everyone leaves with about the same number of parts as they started, but with deeper quantities and less variety of parts.

Arrive on time for this game!

Game host will have a few sets to sell for any walk-ups.

Parts Draft: TBD 2 (bring set)
OLD INFO
Ages 13+ 27 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: John Rudy
OLD INFO copied from previous show will be updated when supplies are packed.

To participate, bring LEGO set #41749 Newsroom Van with you to the game ($30 at Walmart).

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together - all Red 2x2 Bricks grouped together, all Blue 1x6 Plates piled together, etc.  Players take turns drawing lots until all parts are taken.  Everyone's a winner!  Everyone leaves with about the same number of parts as they started, but with deeper quantities and less variety of parts.

Arrive on time for this game!

Game host will have a few sets to sell for any walk-ups.

Pass The Brick
Ages 16+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Thursday 12:00pm
1hr
Host: Nick Kappatos

Build the best MOC you can with the parts provided.  But don't get too attached; anything can happen during the frenzy of building!

Final creations are judged and a LEGO prize is awarded.  All players keep their MOCs and parts!

Promo Brick Swap
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 2:00pm
1hr
Host: Debbie Winfield

Like the Minifig Swap, this is an open swap event.  Everyone is invited to join.

Bring your LEGOland, LEGO Master Builder Event, or other promo brick to trade with others.

Everyone can play; there's no limit to participation.  The swap is free and everyone's a winner!

Reverse Build 1
Ages 12+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 6:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

Players each receive the same LEGO set to build (set revealed at the game).

Everyone races to build their set backwards. Bricks on the right go on the left, slopes facing left now face right, etc.

Points are deducted for wrongly-placed parts and missing parts.

The winner gets an awesome prize, and everyone has a great time (and keeps their set)!

Reverse Build 2
Ages 12+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 7:00pm
1hr
Host: vacant

See Reverse Build 1 for details.

Saran Wrap Ball 1
Ages 6+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 1:00pm
1hr
Host: Heather Cullin

It's called Saran Wrap Ball and it's just that... a massive ball of Saran Wrap with a bunch of goodies layered throughout.

Each player takes a turn unwrapping the ball, revealing LEGO prizes within. Unwrap fast!  As soon as the player to your right rolls doubles, your turn is over and you pass the ball!

When the ball is completely unraveled, the game is over.  Everyone keeps the prizes they collected :)

Saran Wrap Ball 2
Ages 6+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 7:00pm
1hr
Host: Heather Cullin

See Saran Wrap Ball 1 for details.

Skyscraper AFOL
Ages 18+ 8 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 3:00pm
1hr
Host: Nick Kappatos

Each player gets the same assortment of LEGO pieces and needs to build the tallest tower possible.  The tallest unsupported building standing when the game ends is the winner!

This game requires smarts and deft building skills.  All players keep their LEGO bricks :)

Skyscraper TFOL
Ages 12 - 17 8 seats
2 alts.
Wednesday 4:00pm
1hr
Host: Scott Anderson

See Skyscraper AFOL description.

Tiger Plastics Open 1
All ages 16 seats
2 alts.
Thursday 8:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Putt-putt for prizes!

See you on the green!

Tiger Plastics Open 2
All ages 16 seats
2 alts.
Friday 12:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: vacant

Putt-putt for prizes!

See you on the green!

Vignette Swap
All ages Walk-Up Friday 5:00pm
30mins
Host: Mark Shoger

Like Dirty Brickster (Secret Santa/White Elephant) but the vignettes are openly viewable.

Build a vignette (that you're willing to surrender) and bring it!  All vignettes are displayed together during the weekend.  At game time, vignettes are swapped, and a few bonus prizes awarded.  Sunday evening, after the public leaves, the vignettes are collected by their new owners to keep!

Players are provided (at the event) a display cube and black "base" plates (using the black plates is optional).  Limit one entry per person per game - enter only your best!

Participating vignettes must:

  1. Be at least 8x8 studs wide, but must not have any parts projecting beyond 12x12 studs (strict!),
  2. Be no wider than 12x12 studs (strict!),
  3. Be no taller than 12 bricks + 1 plate + 1 tile (including the provided black plate base - strict!), and
  4. Include at least 100 pieces.

See examples.  A vignette captures a moment in time and is usually very small.

World Of Lights
All ages Walk-Up Friday 9:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Todd Webb

Light up your MOC!  For one hour we'll darken the room and enjoy the show by the street lights of LEGOtown.

Admittedly, the venue doesn't get as dark as we would like. But until I invent the darklight, we're stuck with some emergency lights :(

World Of Lights BYOB

Yard Sale Saturday
All ages
Buy-in $10
Walk-Up Saturday 5:45pm
3hrs
Host: John Shue

This 2-hour event is your chance to sell leftover LEGO without being a vendor. Outside the vendor area, this is the only time registrants may openly advertise items for sale (the MOC area is a strict no-sale-sign zone).

Pre-price your items and collect some quick cash for your unwanted LEGO!

Sign-up on your account page after checking-in at the show.

When signing-up, you are permitted to claim either 1/2-table ($10) or one full table ($20). Limit one full table per seller. Sign-up next to any Table # you prefer (ie: Friend A signs up for Table #12 and Friend B signs up for Table #13 = these friends will be next to each other). But table numbers will not be assigned until the time of the Yard Sale. Setting up is not possible and not permitted until table numbers have been assigned and sellers know where to set up. Table fee will be collected during the sale so just go ahead set up and start selling someone will be around to collect your table fee Yard Sale tables are 72" x 30".

RULE #1: All items on Yard Sale tables must be available for purchase.

Tip #1: Basing prices on Bricklink is good, but if an AFOL can get it on Bricklink later, why should s/he buy it from you now? Give others a reason to shop at your table rather than someone else's.

Tip #2: TLG sells 32x32 plain baseplates for $4.99. You're not likely to sell a used one for $10.

Tip #3: Don't just dump brick on the table and expect it to sell. Baggies are cheap, and there are a lot of other sellers competing for attention.

Yard Sale Thursday
All ages
Buy-in $10
Walk-Up Thursday 4:59pm
3hrs
Host: John Shue

This 2-hour event is your chance to sell leftover LEGO without being a vendor. Outside the vendor area, this is the only time registrants may openly advertise items for sale (the MOC area is a strict no-sale-sign zone).

Pre-price your items and collect some quick cash for your unwanted LEGO!

Sign-up on your account page after checking-in at the show.

When signing-up, you are permitted to claim either 1/2-table ($10) or one full table ($20). Limit one full table per seller. Sign-up next to any Table # you prefer (ie: Friend A signs up for Table #12 and Friend B signs up for Table #13 = these friends will be next to each other). But table numbers will not be assigned until the time of the Yard Sale. Setting up is not possible and not permitted until table numbers have been assigned and sellers know where to set up. Table fee will be collected during the sale so just go ahead set up and start selling someone will be around to collect your table fee Yard Sale tables are 72" x 30".

RULE #1: All items on Yard Sale tables must be available for purchase.

Tip #1: Basing prices on Bricklink is good, but if an AFOL can get it on Bricklink later, why should s/he buy it from you now? Give others a reason to shop at your table rather than someone else's.

Tip #2: TLG sells 32x32 plain baseplates for $4.99. You're not likely to sell a used one for $10.

Tip #3: Don't just dump brick on the table and expect it to sell. Baggies are cheap, and there are a lot of other sellers competing for attention.