Chantilly, VA
August 1 - 5, 2018


News for exhibitors.  Our occasional "BrickFair News" emails are culled directly from this page.

May 25th 2018


One of the creators of Brick MADNESS, the new AFOL mockumentary is bringing his film to BF/VA just for us exhibitors!

The movie will be featured in a meeting room at the Holiday Inn across the parking lot, affording us an opportunity to take a break from the expo hall, and to enjoy the movie in a genuinely dark room!

May 23rd 2018

Riddle Me This

Upon checking-in you will find the usual Word Search with Riddle inside your program guide.  Unlike years past, the Riddle is no longer limited to just the Word Search pages; clues to the Riddle may be found anywhere within your souvenir program guide.

One - exactly one - LEGO set prize awaits the first person to solve the riddle!  There is no prize for second place.

Hint: Clearly, those who check-in early Wednesday have an advantage over those checking in later.

May 22nd 2018

One Free Public Ticket

A reminder to all - and news to you first-timers - that your exhibitor goodie bag includes one free public ticket, valid on BrickFair Sunday. So if you're expecting a visit from family or friends while displaying, you can save them the cost of one ticket. If you're a family of three exhibiting together, that's three free public tickets to share.

Alas, the tickets are paper, and are in your goodie bag when you check-in. It is not possible to receive your ticket in advance.

Apr 30th 2018

Dan Steininger, Master Model Builder

BrickFair is excited to announce special guest Dan Steininger, former LEGO Master Model Builder of the LEGO Group.  Dan has spent the last 24 years with the LEGO company constructing breathtaking models at public events around the world.  He's an inspiration to many brick artists and will be joining up this August for BrickFair Virigina!

Dan will be be available Friday to engage with and answer questions from all our awesome exhibitors.  Additionally, he'll be hosting a presentation that day that dives into his creative process and history with brick building on a massive scale.  On Saturday and Sunday, Dan will be constructing a super-sized model of the BrickFair logo with the help of ColonialLUG and our public visitors!

Apr 29th 2018

Joining us for his very first BrickFair, we're thrilled to announce special guest David Pagano at our event this August! David has developed a number of high-quality and inspirational stop motion films utilizing the LEGO brick. His skills have landed him dozens of opportunities to produce content for the LEGO Group itself, including television commercials and web serials.

David was featured prominently in A LEGO Brickumentary (2014) and credited as a LEGO Animation Historian. He runs Paganomation, a Brooklyn-based production studio and co-authored the LEGO Animation Book, released in 2016.

David will be available Wednesday through Friday to engage with our incredible exhibitors. He'll be hosting a presentation to share his experiences in stop motion and efforts to promote the medium across multiple platforms and avenues.

Last but not least, BrickFair Virigina will showcase a double feature, with David's short film Little Guys! preceding a sneak peek at the much anticipated sequel Little Guys... in Space!