Birmingham, AL
January 16 - 19, 2020

Full Weekend:
Registration: $80
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Vendor Info

This page updated August 6, 2017

Alabama-Specific:

Each vendor must remit taxes for the city, the county, and the state.  That's 4% plus 4% plus 2% = 10% taxes.  At the event, Todd will distribute envelopes.  You can pay by cash or checks (made out to City of Birmingham and State Of Alabama).  The envelopes must be filled with money, sealed, signed, and returned to Todd by 3:00pm Sunday.  You can guesstimate your final hour of sales so you can remit this on time.  Todd will deliver all the taxes to Birmingham City Hall.  If the clerk's office provides Todd with only 1 envelope, then only 1 municipality tax will be collected; but taxes are vendors' individual responsibility.

  • LEGO Products Only

    • Products must be LEGO-related.
      No ice cream, no gutter service, no bicycles, etc.
    • No competition brands.
      K'Nex, Playmobil, MegaBlox, etc, are forbidden.
    • No cheap copycats.
      The U.S. market is being flooded with (Chinese) copycat LEGO pieces, copycat entire LEGO sets, and copycat AFOL custom molded products.  These are all forbidden.  Exceptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis, with the most likely exceptions being 1) AFOL custom molders, and 2) Third party lighting products.  To clarify: nobody can compete with knockoff $1 minifigs.
  • Vendors Relate Directly with BrickFair and Only with BrickFair

    • No sub-letting to others.
    • No re-selling tables to others.
    • No sharing tables with others.
    • No "lending some space" to others.
    • No sharing BF.com accounts with other vendors.
    • No circumventing the wait-list.
    • Limit one cash register per vendor space.
    Consignment, where one vendor entity is selling from one booth, is okay.
  • Table Space

    • No re-arranging tables.
      You may remove unwanted tables to use your own fixtures.  You may not grow into aisles.
    • You are entitled to some of the aisle-space in front of you.
      The opposite vendor is entitled to some.  And we expect clear aisle-space between the two.
    • No LEGO on display before 12:00 noon Thursday.
      Early box move-in (no LEGO on table) is 9:00am to noon Thursday.
    • Do not block doors, at all, not even for a moment.
  • Advertising

    • Do not duplicate BrickFair's Facebook event page.
      This is counterintuitive to the Facebook layout and confusing to all Facebook users.  This weakens BrickFair's own efforts to attract traffic into our shows.  Link directly to BrickFair's established event pages.
      Our facebook event ID for BF/AL'20 is: 2.58121465877357E+15
    • Advertising is permitted within your vendor space.
      Please no duct tape on venue walls or columns.
    • Flyer distribution is permitted outside the expo hall (in lobby/vestibule).
    • Flyer distribution is permitted outside the building.
    • Flyer may be placed inside goodie bags.  See how-to.
  • Other

    • Products must be clearly and easily identifiable to public visitors.
      Public visitors must be able to easily differentiate, within reason, between LEGO brand versus custom-molded products, and between new versus used products.  The AFOL convention circuit is having an impact on LEGO brand customer service.  BrickFair seeks to minimize brand confusion and reduce customer frustration.  Customers purchasing used products must not be told to call the LEGO company for replacement parts.
    • No food or drink sales.
      This is a venue rule, and is consistent across all venues.
    • BrickFair name and/or logo used by written permission only, on a case-by-case basis.
      All unsold BrickFair items, at the end of the event, must be donated to BrickFair - so produce only what you're confident will sell.
    • Vendors may not sell at Yard Sales.
      Yes, you, as an AFOL and vendor, are prohibited from selling at Yard Sales.
    • All transactions - selling and buying - must take place in your vendor booth, or completely outside the building.
      Not your neighbor's booth, not the aisle, not the empty table next to you - your vendor booth.
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