Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
March 7 - 10, 2024

Games & Events

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 Thursday, Feb 22nd 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 Thursday, Feb 22nd 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!
Saran Wrap Ball 2
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Added in the last 4 weeks.
$10 Draft J.B's Ghost Lab (sets provided)
Ages 12 - 99
Buy-in $10
10 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 5:00pm
1hr
Host: Keith Straw

Keith Straw provides the sets - 5 copies of #70418 J.B’s Ghost Lab - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $10. Ten players will divide 5 sets. That's a total 870 parts + 15 minifigs, or 87 parts + 1 minifig (average) per player, for $10.

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.

$15 Draft Emma's Fashion Shop (sets provided)
Ages 10 - 99
Buy-in $15
12 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 2:30pm
1hr
Host: Emily Miller

BrickFair provides the sets - 7 copies of #41427 Emma's Fashion Shop - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twelve players will divide 7 sets. That's a total 2,401 parts, or 200 parts (average) per player, for $15.

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.

Added in the last 4 weeks.
$15 Draft Main Street (sets provided)
Ages 12 - 99
Buy-in $15
12 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 3:30pm
1hr
Host: Damian McGee

Damian McGee provides the sets - 2 copies of #31141 Creator Main Street - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twelve players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 2,918 parts, or 244 parts (average) per player, for $15.

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 Arishem's Shadow (sets provided)
Ages 14 - 99
Buy-in $20
14 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 1:30pm
1hr
Host: Kodiak Sanders

Kodiak Sanders provides the sets - 8 copies of #76155 Arishem's Shadow - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Fourteen players will divide 8 sets. That's a total 3,944 parts, or 282 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.

Are You Smarter Than A?
Ages 10+ 10 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 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.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 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.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 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 Thursday 7:00pm
30mins
Host: Todd Webb

We save many of the biggest and best prizes for our own private Bingo Grande held Thursday evening just before opening ceremonies.  Open only to registered exhibitors.

Blind Build (AFOL)
Ages 18+ 16 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 10:30am
1hr
Host: Andrew Bulthaupt

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 (TFOL)
Ages 10 - 17 16 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 5:00pm
1hr
Host: Scott Anderson

See AFOL build.

Botanical Garden Draft
Ages 10+ 20 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 11:30am
1hr 30mins
Host: Charlie Stephens

To participate, bring LEGO SET #41757 Friends Botanical Garden with you to the game. 1,072 pieces, currently $80 at Walmart.

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together, then divvied up among the participants. Everyone's a winner!

Last minute walk-ups are welcome and the host will have few sets for purchase ($85) on-site.

Bridge Build
Ages 13+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Saturday 7:30pm
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!

Cards Against Humanity
Ages 18+ Walk-Up Friday 9:30pm
1hr
Host: Bryan Hendrickson

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.

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

Simply attend the Closing Ceremonies - they are extremely brief - which end with more LEGO prizes. Names are drawn from a hat.

Combo-Build
Ages 12+ 16 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 6:00pm
1hr
Host: Nathan Hagan

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 :)

Constructionary
Ages 14+ 6 seats
1 alt.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 11:30am
1hr
Host: Brian Gaudreault

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! KC has even put together a similar set of Duplo.

CRBL Robot Fighting
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 2:00pm
45mins
Host: Nickolas Cowen

Have you ever watched Battlebots on TV and wondered how you can get into the action? Look no further than the Combat Robotics Brick League, where combat robots built of LEGO fight to the death in a much more affordable way!

To compete, you must have your own robot, charging cables, and controller. It's important to come with many spare parts as exposed pieces often break! All entrants need to be approved two weeks prior to the event to leave time to organize group fights in a tournament bracket. After this, designs can still be submitted, but may be left as reserves.

See the CRBL Rules.

See a Youtube video.

Dirty Brickster $10-$15
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Friday 5:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Denise Miller

Simply show up at the designated time and place with a wrapped gift in hand. Any number of people can play!

How To 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 Toys R Us 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.
Dirty Buildster
Ages 10+ 15 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 10:30am
1hr
Host: John Klesh

Players are provided with random baggies 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.

  • Baggies of bricks are provided for you.
  • Baggies 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.
  • Only one winner (between the two games) gets a LEGO set prize, but everyone keeps their baggie of bricks!
Draw Big UFO
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 1:30pm
15mins
Host: Heather Cullin

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
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 1:00pm
15mins
Host: Heather Cullin

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.

Go Fish Tournament 1
All ages 8 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 4:30pm
1hr
Host: Denise Miller

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 2
All ages 8 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 7:00pm
1hr
Host: Denise Miller

See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Guesstimate
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 10:30am

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 actually is open to the public.

Hold'em
Ages 21+ Walk-Up Saturday 8:30pm
2hrs
Host: Randy Hamilton

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.

Lost Tomb Draft
Ages 10+ 20 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 3:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Charlie Stephens

To participate, bring LEGO SET #77013 Indiana Jones Escape from the Lost Tomb with you to the game. 600 pieces, currently $37 at Walmart.

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together, then divvied up among the participants. Everyone's a winner!

Last minute walk-ups are welcome and the host will have few sets for purchase ($40) on-site.

MOC Hunt
All ages Walk-Up Friday 3:00pm
4hrs
Host: Denise Miller

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.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 2:30pm
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!

Opening Door Prizes
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 7:30pm
30mins
Host: Todd Webb

Simply attend the Opening Ceremonies which end with some awesome prizes! Names are drawn from a hat.

The Opening Ceremonies is also where first-timers to BrickFair can learn some basics of what to expect during the weekend.

Pass The Brick
Ages 16+ 12 seats
3 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 12:30pm
1hr
Host: John Klesh

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 winner gets a LEGO prize.  All players keep their MOCs and parts!

Saran Wrap Ball 1
Ages 8+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 6:00pm
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 :)

Added in the last 5 days.
Saran Wrap Ball 2
Ages 8+ 12 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 1:30pm
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 :)

Scavenger Hunt
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 10:00am
30mins
Host: Todd Webb

Visit www.BrickFair.com/hunt/ to play.  This hunt is open to everyone.  Everyone who completes the hunt gets a prize.  The prize is small and cheap and can be picked up at the Scavenger Hunt table (near the Guesstimate table).

This little game is great for the kiddies!

Skyscraper T/AFOL
Ages 13+ 8 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 3:30pm
1hr
Host: Nathan Hagan

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 :)

Ticket Raffle
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 9:00am

Host: Andrew Bulthaupt

Prizes are on display during AFOL check-in.  Each prize has its own bucket.

Exhibitors find four raffle tickets in their goodie bags.  Drop the tickets into whichever bucket(s) you wish.  Be sure to keep your stub of each ticket!  This game uses numbered tickets, not names.

A random ticket is drawn as the winner for each prize, Saturday morning before the doors open to the public.

Tiger Plastics Open 1
All ages 16 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Thursday 3:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Laurie Steiger

It's mini golf!

See you on the green!

Tiger Plastics Open 2
All ages 16 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 5:30pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Laurie Steiger
See Tiger Plastics Open 1.
Wayfinding Boat Draft
Ages 10+ 20 seats
2 alts.
Sign-up still open
Seats available
Friday 1:00pm
1hr 30mins
Host: Joshua Hamilton

To participate, bring LEGO SET #43210 Moana's Wayfinding Boat with you to the game. 321 pieces, currently $28 at Walmart.

All participants bring the same LEGO set to the event. All sets are opened and parts grouped together, then divvied up among the participants. Everyone's a winner!

Last minute walk-ups are welcome and the host will have few sets for purchase ($30) on-site.

World Of Lights
All ages Walk-Up Friday 8:30pm
1hr
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.

Yard Sale
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 5:30pm
2hrs
Host: Brian Gaudreault

This 2-hour event is your chance to sell your leftover LEGO items without being a vendor.

Outside the vendor area, this is the only time registrants are invited to openly advertise items for sale (the MOC area is a no-sale-sign zone).

Pre-price your items, find a spot in the Yard Sale area, and collect some quick cash for your unwanted LEGO pieces!

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.