Chantilly, VA
July 28 - Aug 1, 2021

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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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:

2 Weeks Ago
$31 Draft
$22 Draft
$21 Draft
3 Weeks Ago
OAT Race
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$15 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $15
12 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 3:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Jason Wolfson
All the fun of Parts Draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set. BrickFair provides the sets - 2 each #75957 The Knight Bus + 2 each #76146 Spider-Man Mech + 2 each #31095 Fairground Carousel - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $15. Twelve players will divide 6 sets. That's a total 2,300 parts, or 192 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.

$20 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $20
10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 11:30am   1hr 30mins
Host: Randy Hamilton
The same as $15 Draft but with a bigger set.

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 each #10243 Parisian Restaurant + 3 each #8058 Guardian of the Deep - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $20. Ten players will divide 4 sets. That's a total 2,901 parts, or 290 parts (average) per player, for $20.

$20 Shifty Gifty
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Friday 12:00pm   1hr
Host: KC Ross
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!

Added in the last 7 days.
$21 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $21
10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 8:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Charlie Stephens
The same as $15 Draft but with a different sets.

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 each #10243 Parisian Restaurant + 3 each #10692 Classic Ideas - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $21. Ten players will divide 4 sets. That's a total 3,132 parts, or 313 parts (average) per player, for $21.

Added in the last 7 days.
$22 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $22
10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 3:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Jason Wolfson
The same as $15 Draft but with different sets.

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 each #10211 Grand Emporium + 1 each #60004 Fire Station - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $22. Ten players will divide 2 sets. That's a total 2,935 parts, or 293 parts (average) per player, for $22.

$30 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $30
10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 4:30pm   2hrs
Host: Jason Wolfson
The same as $15 Draft but with a bigger set.

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 each #75159 Death Star - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $30. Ten players will divide 1 set. That's a total = 4,016 parts, or 401 parts (average) per player, for $30.

Added in the last 7 days.
$31 Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $31
10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 1:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Chris Kanak
The same as $15 Draft but with different sets.

BrickFair provides the sets - 1 each #10237 Tower of Orthanc + 3 each #41597 Go Brick Me - for this game. Selected players buy-in for $31. Ten players will divide 4 sets. That's a total 4,483 parts, or 448 parts (average) per player, for $31.

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!

Blind Build AFOL 1
Ages 18+ 18 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 1:00pm   1hr
Host: Wil Vargas
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 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Eric Seaberg
See Blind Build AFOL 1 for details.

Blind Build TFOL
Ages 10 - 17 18 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 11:30am   1hr
Host: Charlie Stephens
See Blind Build AFOL 1 for details.

CAH Vignette Build
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
30 players
Sign-up still open
Thursday 9:30pm   30mins
Host: Jason Wolfson
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: Jay Jannetto
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: James Schweitzer
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 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 6:00pm   1hr
Host: Charlie Stephens
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 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 2:00pm   1hr
Host: Bill Probert
See Combo-Build TFOL 1 for details.

Combo-Build AFOL 2
Ages 18+ 16 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 11:00am   1hr 30mins
Host: Nick Kappatos
See Combo-Build TFOL 1 for details.

Combo-Build TFOL 1
Ages 10 - 17 16 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 6:00pm   1hr
Host: Brandon S
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 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:00pm   1hr
Host: Brandon S
See Combo-Build TFOL 1 for details.

Constraction Combo
Ages 12+ 10 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 3:00pm   1hr
Host: Andrew Bulthaupt
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 for this game.

Each player is given the same 2 constraction sets to start.  One set will be #71313 Lava Beast, 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
Ages 10+
Buy-in $5
20 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 6:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Andrew Bulthaupt
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 (10 copies of 75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike) for this game. Selected players buy-in for $5, which is donated to the SladeChild Foundation.

All the fun of Parts Draft without the hassle of remembering to bring a set.  Twenty players will divide 10 sets.  That's a total 4,520 parts, or 226 parts average per player, for $5.

Like all drafts, this is a great opportunity to acquire a deeper quantity of select parts at low cost.

Constructionary KFOL
Ages 8 - 13 6 players
1 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:30am   1hr
Host: Nick Kappatos
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
Ages 14+ 6 players
1 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 5:00pm   1hr
Host: Denise Jadud
See Constructionary KFOL for details.

Cutthroat Builder
Ages 18+ 5 players
1 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 8:00pm   1hr
Host: Martin Harris
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 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 1:00pm   1hr
Host: Mary Reichley
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 AFOL 2
Ages 18+ 15 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 11:00am   1hr
Host: Glennys Warsocki
See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Dirty Buildster AFOL 3
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
Walk-Up Saturday 11:59pm   1hr
Host: Jon Lazar
See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details (but be prepared for Adult Swim caveats).

Sign-up is not required, but seating is limited.  If interested in playing, and not too inebriated from earlier games, see the game host at the game location - arrive early.

Dirty Buildster KFOL
Ages 8 - 12 15 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Laurie Steiger
See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Dirty Buildster TFOL
Ages 13 - 20 15 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 5:00pm   1hr
Host: Glennys Warsocki
See Dirty Buildster AFOL 1 for details.

Early Draft
Ages 12+ Walk-Up Wednesday 1:00pm   2hrs
Host: Denise Miller
This special early check-in game is 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 players from among 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. We want to spread the fun and let others play.

Exploding Kittens
Ages 13 - 20 9 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:00pm   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 Dirty Buildster
Ages 8+
BF first-timers only
15 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 4:00pm   1hr
Host: Michael Bader
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!

First-Timer Draft
Ages 12+
Buy-in $10
BF first-timers only
24 players
4 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 11:00am   2hrs
Host: Matthew Taylor
BrickFair brings the sets, players bring the buy-in and will receive ~200 pieces each.  Everyone playing is a newcomer to our show!  So no pressure!

Bring the buy-in with you to the game.  There will likely be no-shows for this game; so even if not selected to play, you may like to show up and watch, and possibly get to play anyway.

Fluxx
Ages 13+ 6 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:00pm   1hr
Host: Larry Pieniazek
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.

GBC Beginners Workshop 1
Ages 7+
Buy-in $31
50 players
4 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 3:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Stuart Roll
This class will introduce the fun of building Great Ball Contraption modules.  The kit costs $31 and is limited to 50 units.  Buying the kit is not required; exhibitors may audit the workshop.  Of course the kit is required for hands-on learning.

Limit one kit per person.

Upon completion each student will have a working GBC module which can be linked together with other students' modules.  Everyone who wishes to participate can include their module in the full GBC display for the public to see all weekend; simply collect your module Sunday evening.

Join us!

The kit instructions are coming soon for download.  If you weren't selected to play, you can bring your own parts!

GBC Beginners Workshop 2
Ages 7+
Buy-in $31
50 players
4 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 1:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Stuart Roll
See GBC Beginners Workshop 1 for details.

Go Fish Tournament 1
All ages 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 3:00pm   1hr
Host: Pegeen Stougard
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 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 6:00pm   1hr
Host: Dawn Murtha
See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Go Fish Tournament 3
All ages 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 10:00pm   1hr
Host: Julia Marie Simpson
See Go Fish Tournament 1 for details.

Great Brickish Build-off TECHNIC-al Challenge
Ages 12+ 15 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 8:00pm   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: Glennys Warsocki
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 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 1:00pm   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: 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.

Impaired Build
Adult Swim
Ages 21+
20 players
4 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 9:00pm   2hrs
Host: Karen Karns
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.

Magic: The Gathering
All ages Walk-Up Thursday 5:00pm   2hrs
Host: Alec Shoger
Join us for a casual session of Magic: The Gathering. Meet other enthusiasts of the game! This is a relaxed event, so if you are able to, bring a few decks - some for playing against experienced players and some better matched for a beginner player. Be there at the start-time and be ready to do battle.

Required: some experience with MTG. Required: your own dice (or a way to count your life total). Required: your own deck (more decks = more fun). Of course, you may bring other supplies you wish! There are no prizes for this game; this will be a casual event.

MINDSTORMS: Line Follower
All ages Walk-Up Sunday 2:00pm   1hr
Host: Ian Warfield
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: Ian Warfield
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: Ian Warfield
Version: UNLIMITED

See Stock SUMO for description and rules.

MINDSTORMS: Tug-of-War
All ages Walk-Up Saturday 2:00pm   1hr
Host: Ian Warfield
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: John Sties
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 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 10:00pm   1hr
Host: Charlie Stephens
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!

Munchkin
Ages 13+ 15 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 1:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Doug Foreman
Experience with the game of Munchkin suggested.  We'll play 3 games, of 5-players each, simultaneously.

"Kill the Monsters, Steal the Treasure, Stab Your Buddy!" - such is the motto of Munchkin, a mix of role play and genre references rolled up in a wacky card game.

Added in the last 19 days.
OAT Race
All ages Walk-Up Friday 10:00am   1hr
Host: Ian Warfield
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.

One-Arm Build TFOL
Ages 13 - 19 16 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 2:30pm   1hr
Host: KC Ross
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 1
Ages 13+ 27 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 2:00pm   1hr
Host: John Rudy
To participate, bring LEGO set #41427 Friends Emma's Fashion Shop with you to the game.

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 2
Ages 13+ 24 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:30am   1hr
Host: John Rudy
See the Parts Draft 1 for details.

but...

Bring LEGO set #31116 Safari Wildlife Tree House with you to the game.

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

Pass The Brick
Ages 16+ 12 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 12:00pm   1hr
Host: Aaron Steil
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 4:00pm   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!

Puerto Rico
Ages 13+ 5 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 10:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Doug Foreman
The classic board game of Puerto Rico.  Knowledge of game play is required.

Reverse Build 1
Ages 12+ 12 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Aaron Steil
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 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Eric Seaberg
See Reverse Build 1 for details.
RoboHockey
Ages 6+ Walk-Up Friday 2:30pm   1hr
Host: Wil Vargas
Bring a robot for some 2-on-2 RoboHockey competition.  Robots are operated by remote control, not autonomously.

(EV3 bricks are easily controlled with an app or the remote included in the home set, NXT bricks are trickier but not impossible.  PF and RC controllers also allowed.)

Robots score goals by delivering pucks (i.e. this) to the opponent’s goal.

Robot soccer players should be no larger than 12”x12” (existing SUMO bots are welcome).  Robots may move and control the puck in any way you choose, including attachments that grab the puck.  Robots may defend the goal by any method, including pushing other robots out of the way.

See the RoboHockey rules (updated June 26, 2018).

The host will bring extra hockeybots for kids new to Mindstorms who want to try them out.

Saran Wrap Ball 1
Ages 12+ 12 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
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 12+ 12 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Heather Cullin
See Saran Wrap Ball 1 for details.
Seed Part Showdown 1
Ages 13+ 10 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 5:00pm   1hr
Host: Matthew Gunning
"One "seed" part is chosen - and kept secret until game-time.

Each player grabs a spot in the Stay & Play area and is given a baggie of the seed parts.  Players have 30 minutes to build MOCs (as many as they wish) featuring the seed element.

Judges determine the winner, who receives a prize, and all participants take home some of the seed part.

Seed Part Showdown 2
Ages 13+ 10 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Saturday 8:00pm   1hr
Host: Brad Miller
See Seed Part Showdown 1 for details.

Settlers Of Catan
Ages 16+ 6 players
1 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 6:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Ryu Huynh-Aoyama
Experience with Settlers is required.

We've modify the rules to speed up the game, so hopefully it can be played inside ninety minutes:

And of course the winner gets a LEGO prize!

Skyscraper AFOL
Ages 18+ 8 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
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 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Wednesday 4:00pm   1hr
Host: Nick Kappatos
See Skyscraper AFOL description.

Small World
Ages 13+ 5 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 3:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Daniel Rubin
Knowledge of Small World is required.

The winner gets a LEGO prize, courtesy of The LEGO Group :)

Technic Draft
Ages 8+
Buy-in $15
27 players
Sign-up still open
Friday 3:30pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Charlie Stephens
Similar to the Parts Draft, but you don't have to purchase a LEGO set in advance.

BrickFair provides the sets - 18 sets #42060 Roadwork Crew - for this game.  27 players will divide 18 sets.  That's a total 6,570 parts, or 243 parts per player, for $15.

Tiger Plastics Open
All ages 16 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Thursday 8:00pm   1hr 30mins
Host: Jay Jannetto
Putt-putt for prizes!

See you on the green!

Tractor Time Build
All ages 10 players
2 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 7:00pm   1hr
Host: Denise Miller
Each player gets 6 digs in the Tractor Time machine.

The first 30 minutes are for digging in the coin-op game and seeing what parts people get.  The second half hour is spent building.

Best MOC wins a prize and everyone keeps their parts.

Ben Spector and Kim Petty have been playing this on their own for 3 years, and Kim thinks it's time to share the fun :)

Vignette Swap
All ages Walk-Up Friday 7:00pm   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.

Welcome to... Brickville
Ages 12+ 12 players
3 alternates
Sign-up still open
Friday 6:00pm   1hr
Host: Bailey James
Build up the best subdivision with pencil and paper.  Welcome to is a strategic game where the host calls the numbers and everyone makes their own crunchy, strategic choices on how to build the best subdivision within BrickFair!

We'll play 2 games of 6 players each, simultaneously.

Experienced players are welcome, but given the somewhat rareness of the game, we will provide a quick lesson.

World Of Lights
All ages Walk-Up Friday 9:00pm   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.

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 5:30pm   3hrs
Host: Charlie Stephens
See Yard Sale Thursday for details.

Yard Sale Thursday
All ages
Buy-in $10
Walk-Up Thursday 5:00pm   3hrs
Host: Charlie Stephens
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!

Signup on-site at the Bling Desk.  Find the clipboard with a Thursday sign-up sheet and a Saturday sign-up sheet.

When signing-up, you are permitted to claim either 1/2-table ($5) or one full table ($10). 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.

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.