Birmingham, AL
January 17 - 20, 2019

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 Saturday, Jan 5th for best odds of being drawn to play.

$15 Draft 1

Friday 11:00am
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 12+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th
Buy-In: $15

All the fun of Parts Draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set.  BrickFair provides the sets - (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 4x #31068 Modular Modern Home + (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 1x #31038 Changing Seasons + (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 4x #31039 Blue Tower Jet.  Selected players buy-in for $15.  Twelve players will divide 2 sets.  That's a total (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 2,688 pieces, or (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 224 parts (average) per player, for $15.

Like the Parts Draft, this is a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.


$15 Draft 2

Friday 1:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 12+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th
Buy-In: $15

See $15 Draft 1 for details.

This game uses (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 3x #40158 LEGO Chess set plus (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 2x #40155 Coin Bank (2,867 parts).


$15 Team Build

Friday 6:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th
Buy-In: $15

Two teams of 4 players each will race to build the same 2 sets - (NEW DATA COMING SOON) #70616 Ice Tank.  That's 914 pieces per team to assemble as fast as you can.

Entry to this game costs (NEW DATA COMING SOON) $15.  Please pay the game host at game-time.

At the end of the race, all players will divide the parts amongst themselves to keep!  That's about (NEW DATA COMING SOON) 228 pieces per player.


Bingo Grande

Thursday 7:30pm
40mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

One half (the smaller half) of our Bingo prizes will be awarded this evening.  See Bingo Grander for additional chances to win!


Bingo Grander

Saturday 8:00pm
30mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

The second half of our Bingo games, with bigger and better prizes still!


Blind Build AFOL

Friday 2:30pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 18+.
Will draw 18 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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

Saturday 7:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 10 - 17.
Will draw 18 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

See Blind Build AFOL for details.


Boat Race

Sunday 9:00am
45mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

(NEW DATA COMING SOON) UDPATED January 10th, 2018

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

A sweet Technic set awaits the winner and a smaller Technic set awaits 2nd place :)

This is a Slalom race. See the rules for complete details.

The race is scheduled for 9:00am sharp on Sunday. This should give participants enough time to compete in the race before the first hotel swimmers arrive, and get to the exhibition hall before the public visitors arrive.


Cards Against Humanity

Friday 10:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 18+.
Open seating event.

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.


Checkers Tournament AFOL

Friday 8:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 18+.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

See Checkers Tournament TFOL for details.


Checkers Tournament TFOL

Friday 7:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 10 - 17.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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

Well, okay, so you don't "love" it.  But it's a decent game.  And of course the further you last in this tournament, the bigger the LEGO prize you receive :)


Closing Door Prizes

Sunday 5:00pm
30mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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


Combo-Build

Thursday 5:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 10+.
Will draw 16 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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 :)


Cornhole Tournament

Thursday 4:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

(NEW DATA COMING SOON) NEW!  The classic cornhole game ("made of LEGO").  Individuals compete, eliminating each other until only two are left.  Top placers win LEGO prizes.

A fun, relaxing game!


Dirty Brickster $20-$25

Friday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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

Friday 6:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 8+.
Will draw 15 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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.
  • There is only one winner who gets a prize, but every player gets to keep their baggie of bricks!

Early Draft

Thursday 1:00pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
Ages 12+.
Open seating event.

This special early check-in game is mathmatically similar to the $15 Draft, but the sets remain a mystery until game time.  Early Draft is hosted early the first day.  We'll call upon 12 players from among the walk-ups.  Check-in promptly on the first day to join in this special game.


Fluxx

Friday 9:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Will draw 6 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

A game where the rules change, and so does the goal for winning!  A fun loosey-goosey game with, as always, a LEGO prize for the winner.


Go Fish Tournament

Thursday 6:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Will draw 8 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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!


Guesstimate

Saturday 1:00pm

hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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!


Hold'em

Saturday 11:00pm
2hrs
hosted by VACANT
Ages 21+.
Open seating event.

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.


MINDSTORMS: Sumo (Unlimited)

Sunday 12:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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!

This is the unlimited-build version of SUMO (see the rules for the differences between Stock and Unlimited).

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


MINDSTORMS: Tug-of-War

Saturday 2:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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

Friday 4:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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!

Cash is discouraged.  This is intended as a swap and trade event.  But we understand cash can make for more even trades.  Volunteers will be around, overlooking, to help ensure (but not guarantee) that less knowledgeable FOLs are aware of the value of their figs.  We're all here to have fun; let's all play nice, please.


Missing Part Speed Build

Friday 3:30pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 13+.
Will draw 12 players + 3 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

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!


Oh Yeah, I Knew That

Thursday 7:00pm
30mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

A game show of questions and riddles.  Get the answer right and win a prize.  The questions are not LEGO-centric - but the prizes are!


Opening Door Prizes

Thursday 8:00pm
40mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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.


Parts Draft

Saturday 7:00pm
1hr
hosted by VACANT
Ages 16+.
Open seating event.
Buy-In: $30

To participate, bring set (NEW DATA COMING SOON) #70608 Master Falls with you to the game.

All participants bring the same set to the event.  All sets are opened and parts grouped together (BrickFair chips in a set also), and then parts are divvied up among the participants. Everyone's a winner!

The game host will have extra copies of this set to sell, starting 30 minutes prior to the game.


Puerto Rico

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hosted by Andrew Bulthaupt 
Ages 13+.
Will draw 5 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

The classic board game of Puerto Rico.  Knowledge of game play is required.


Riddle

Thursday 11:59am

hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

Inside your program guide you will find a Word Search game with a riddle. Find all the hidden words, discover the hidden message, and solve the riddle for a LEGO prize! All exhibitors are welcome to solve the riddle after checking-in.

First place prize is awesome! Runner-up prizes (limited quantity) are tiny and sad :\


Saran Wrap Ball

Friday 5:00pm
1hr
hosted by Heather Cullin
Ages 12+.
Will draw 12 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

(NEW DATA COMING SOON) New to BrickFair

It's called Saran Wrap Ball and it's just that... a massive ball of Saran Wrap with a ton 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 :)


Settlers Of Catan

Thursday 2:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by Andrew Bulthaupt 
Ages 16+.
Will draw 6 players + 1 alternate
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

Experience with Settlers is required.

We'll modify the rules to speed up the game, so hopefully it can be played inside one hour:

  1. No desert. The robber starts off-board.
  2. No 2s and no 12s. They will be replaced with duplicates of other numbers. Anyone rolls a 2 or 12 simply re-rolls.

And of course the winner gets a prize!


Ticket Raffle

Saturday 9:30am
20mins
hosted by Chelsea Dain
All ages.
Open seating event.

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

Saturday 8:30pm
1hr 30mins
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Will draw 16 players + 2 alternates
Sign-up by Saturday, Jan 5th

See you on the green!


Yard Sale

Saturday 5:30pm
2hrs
hosted by VACANT
All ages.
Open seating event.

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.


Signing up does not guarantee a seat; it merely indicates your interest in playing the game.  How it works.

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