Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:00 pm

Brickfair.com wrote:BrickFair, the largest LEGO Fan Festival in the United States, is a blast for the whole family! Held each August near Washington, DC, BrickFair hosts the most dedicated adult LEGO builders and features fantastic LEGO creations great and small.
Hundreds of LEGO enthusiasts come together from across the USA (and Canada, Australia, U.K., and more) to show their best. LEGO buildings, LEGO monsters, trains, cranes, planes and more are spread across 60,000 square feet.

BrickFair is coming!
Aug 7th & Aug 8th, 2010.
(8 days away)
11:00am - 4:00pm
Ever wonder what you could build with unlimited LEGO bricks? Find out at BrickFair! See millions of LEGO bricks assembled in amazing creations great and small. Sprawling trains and towns, BrickFilms, and more.
You'll leave BrickFair with newfound respect for the LEGO brick and the amazing things creative people can do with them!
http://www.brickfair.com/

Once again I'll be attending this event, maybe log or report some cool findings via my Twitter or Buzz accounts(or both). Oh and I'll actually be there most of the time more than likely, probably hanging out at the BZPower booth or wherever people don't get annoyed by my presence(MOCs aren't my thing). So those of you in the DC area or a few hours away should come and check it out when it opens to the public. Tickets are $10/Adults, $7/10 & under, Free/3 & under, $30/Family of 4 for public days, one day only tickets. I'll try and take some pictures of the cooler looking MOCs, maybe everything, it depends.


Last edited by Tomthewarrior on Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Forgot URL)

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by steelersrule12 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:30 pm

Unfortunately i live to far away,i might go next year. Tell legoboy12345678 i said hi,aka david hall. He will be wearing cool glasses-maybe a black shirt that says legoboy,and a hat that says legoboy.

steelersrule12
Mega Member
Mega Member

Total posts : 7070
MLN Name : steelersrule12
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-09-30

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by lindavz on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:59 pm

Tom - we would enjoy a trip report. Thanks!

_________________________________________


Wishing you a Happy July 4th!

lindavz
Administrator
Administrator

Total posts : 6410
MLN Name : lindavz
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-09-17

Staff Member - Gold                                                                 This user is an Administrator on the forum Lego Universe Team

View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/lindavz.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Sim533 on Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:02 pm

Brickfair? Wow, you are lucky that you could see it in real life... I have probably to do it with pics and some news articles. I can't wait to see what would happen in the weekend. I hope you could post a long article on what you saw at Brickfair.

_________________________________________
~Sim533~ The minifig with imagination is never alone. ~

Sim533
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 6539
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-12-18

Staff Member - Silver                                                                This user is a Global Moderator on the forum Lego Universe Team Spam Surfers / Dupe Destroyers

View user profile http://mylegonetworkblog.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:06 pm

I can't promise much, but I'll try. Hopefully my poor cell phone can handle it since I don't think I'll drag a laptop around the whole day.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Hobino on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:10 pm

Brickfair... I will never be able to go there!

Yeah, it yould be great if you could make a article about it. I yould like to know how it looks like.

Hobino
Retired Staff
Retired Staff

Total posts : 694
MLN Name : Hobino
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2010-07-13

Staff Member - Silver                                                                This user is a Global Moderator on the forum Lego Universe Team Stop Motion

View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/PublicView/hobino.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by emiliox-2 on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:29 am

Spoiler:
i can't go there because im at spain.

emiliox-2
Advanced Member
Advanced Member

Total posts : 1283
MLN Name : emiliox
SPAM Bar :
16 / 5016 / 50

Registration date : 2010-07-24

Star Wars Spam Surfers / Dupe Destroyers

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Darknight1101 on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:33 am

Man, I'd love to go..
Sadly that's completely unheard of in the UK though Sad

Darknight1101
Retired Staff
Retired Staff

Total posts : 3209
MLN Name : Darknight1101
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-04-13

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars Spam Surfers / Dupe Destroyers

View user profile http://wwwdarknight1101.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by emiliox-2 on Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:22 am

oops spoiler didn't go very well.

emiliox-2
Advanced Member
Advanced Member

Total posts : 1283
MLN Name : emiliox
SPAM Bar :
16 / 5016 / 50

Registration date : 2010-07-24

Star Wars Spam Surfers / Dupe Destroyers

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:46 am

Ugh so I got back last night around 11:30 pm. Pretty exhausted. But on the good news, I got some pictures and won some sets. Sadly, I didn't take pictures of everything because I just didn't get the chance to. But I got nearly everything and will be uploading them to my deviantArtPHOTOBUCKET account soon. So uhh, expect something soon.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:32 am

Photobucket Album of all my Brickfair Pics

Plugging Vendors because I'm Cool:
The Brick Chick
Brickarms
Brickforge
Brickjournal
TBC

Register for Next Year:
Brickfair 2011
Next year's theme is NASA.


So we arrived in Chantilly, VA Thursday evening during a terrible storm so we didn't go set up at the convention center. So we ended up staying in our Hotel the rest of the day(Staybridge Suites).

Friday my brother and dad left to go setup his MOCs(I have no MOCs). Took my mom forever to get ready so we could go over there(they left at 9, my mom and I left at like 4. >:L) so I didn't take any pictures then. Instead we played Bingo in which my dad won a LEGO City Postal Truck. Then door prizes that the Brickfair people bought. Took forever to have winners though. They either weren't there, were vendors, were staff, or worked for LEGO. After that I placed my Bionicle Crab(The one that came from Mahri Jaller) on the BZPower table(they wanted a bunch of crabs). Around 9:20 we left our hotel room to go to the Tyson's Corner mall(the one with the LEGO Store) for the Running of the Bulls(Discounts for Brickfair people. They bring in a bunch of "damaged"[OH NO THIS LEGO STAR WAR BOX HAS A DENT ON IT] and sell them to us for half off). Started around 10:30pm after bringing in all the damaged goods. It was supposed to run until 1:00 am but apparently went all the way to 2:20 am. With people still going when the head staff member left. (Round 1 - 10:30 ish 330 people, Round 2 - 12 ish 110 people, Round 3 - 1 ish 30 people, Round 4 - 2:20 am give or take 10 people).

Saturday I have nothing to report since we didn't go(trying to get to a birthday party only to fail) . It was the first public day with 9,000+ attendees.

Sunday we hung out there. Kept making sure my brother was at his LEGOs instead of the Brickarms booth(When he wasn't at his booth Friday and Sunday it was safe to assume he went to Brickarms. Which was like 90% of the time until we threatened to never take him to another Brick-something). Took a bunch of photos then since I didn't get to the other day. Second and last public day with 9,000+ paid attendees and 1,000+ free attendees(Brickfair registrants had tickets for friends/family which lets them in for free on Sunday only). There was a lecture on building MOCs Artisitically and something about Architecture. The guy speaking apparently has a Taj Mahal MOC being featured in an Australian film Taj(Taj.com[I think? Don't kill me]). Closing ceremonies took place which some humor took place, LEGO rep threw out some tractor sets to the crowd(brother got one). After that LEGO gave us pretty much everything that was on display there(Not given away? London Bridge and Imperial Landing Shuttle TT-TT[<--River of tears from me]). Sadly it took forever to get winners because people left early, were vendors or worked for LEGO. I won a LEGO City Octane Tanker truck. Halfway through he took us to loot all the snacks that randomly appeared and then held a random Q&A session because it took forever to find winners. Once all the prizes were handed out he told the crowd we could register for next year now and that all the left over Exo-Force sets LEGO Company sent us were ours to take(one each).



So that's Brickfair in a nutshell. I advise you guys to try and make it next year if you're in the area. It's fun and the MOCs are so much cooler in person than in my cruddy Cell Phone photography. Plus all the free goodies the vendors hand out in the early registrant bag.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by steelersrule12 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:16 pm

WOW DUDE! I saw the pics,and they were amazing. Did you see a kid with a black hat that said legoboy productions? Shocked Oh well! MOC's? You mean you can put your moc's on the tables there for people to see?

steelersrule12
Mega Member
Mega Member

Total posts : 7070
MLN Name : steelersrule12
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-09-30

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:30 pm

steelersrule12 wrote:WOW DUDE! I saw the pics,and they were amazing. Did you see a kid with a black hat that said legoboy productions? Shocked Oh well! MOC's? You mean you can put your moc's on the tables there for people to see?
What day did he go or was he a vendor? Yeah, people put their MOCs out on tables for people to look at behind chain ropes(unless the MOCs were interactive).

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by steelersrule12 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:32 pm

He wasn't a vendor. I am guessing you didn't see him. Sad

steelersrule12
Mega Member
Mega Member

Total posts : 7070
MLN Name : steelersrule12
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-09-30

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:34 pm

steelersrule12 wrote:He wasn't a vendor. I am guessing you didn't see him. Sad
Probably not. So many people went, I wouldn't know for sure. I mean, a grand total of 19,000+ people went through those doors not counting the 800 Brickfair registrants.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by steelersrule12 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:38 pm

WOW! Now that is quite a convention. Shocked

steelersrule12
Mega Member
Mega Member

Total posts : 7070
MLN Name : steelersrule12
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-09-30

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:45 pm

steelersrule12 wrote:WOW! Now that is quite a convention. Shocked
Yeah. Jumped about 12,000+ from last year reportedly. Probably a good thing we switched from the Sheraton to the Dullis(sp?) Expo Center.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Rahkshi8000 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:59 pm

Thanks for the excellent coverage, sounded like a great experience!
Were you able to meet Arthur Gugick and Jamie Berard (Arthur gave a seminar and Jamie is a set designer)? Also were you able to see the unveiling of set 10214 Tower Bridge?

Rahkshi8000
Newbie
Newbie

Total posts : 41
MLN Name : Rahkshi8000
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-17


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by lindavz on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:29 pm

Sounds like a fun time! I've been wanting to go - but unable to due to recent health issues. Your report makes me want to go next year. I have placed it on my calendar! You sure were lucky to get all that free stuff. Those pics are great also. Which is the pic of your brother's booth?

_________________________________________


Wishing you a Happy July 4th!

lindavz
Administrator
Administrator

Total posts : 6410
MLN Name : lindavz
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-09-17

Staff Member - Gold                                                                 This user is an Administrator on the forum Lego Universe Team

View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/lindavz.aspx

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by steelersrule12 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:09 pm

Yeah after this and the videos from youtube,i really want to go next year,but i don't know what the future holds.

steelersrule12
Mega Member
Mega Member

Total posts : 7070
MLN Name : steelersrule12
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2009-09-30

Lego Universe Team Phoenix Command Group Stop Motion Star Wars

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Brickfair '10 August 7th - 8th

Post by Tomthewarrior on Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:34 am

Rahkshi8000 wrote:Thanks for the excellent coverage, sounded like a great experience!
Were you able to meet Arthur Gugick and Jamie Berard (Arthur gave a seminar and Jamie is a set designer)? Also were you able to see the unveiling of set 10214 Tower Bridge?
When was the seminar? I don't think I got a chance to meet Jamie. Yeah, got to see 10214 Tower Bridge.

@Linda: Accidentally, I think I skipped the war booth completely. I'm sure he has pictures of his sets floating around somewhere, probably Brickarms and/or Flickr.

_________________________________________


[ My Video Game Backloggery ]

Tomthewarrior
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Total posts : 1303
MLN Name : Tomthewarrior
SPAM Bar :
0 / 500 / 50

Registration date : 2008-11-12


View user profile http://mln.lego.com/en-us/Publicview/Tomthewarrior.aspx

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum