Getting that "itch" to BUILD
? Did you miss other Lego events this year, or, have you gone to those and still just can't get enough? Then come to BrickFair!
Show off your recent creations and mingle with other brick-loving fans.
Hi everyone, I'm Joe Evangelista and I am the Castle / Pirates / Western / Misc. Ancient Stuff Theme Coordinator for this year. I am very excited about this year's event and I hope that others are too -- there's a lot being offered this year and there have already been a lot of great MOCs confirmed to be in attendance (as well as their builders!
Castle / Pirates / etc. will all be in the Main Ballroom this year instead of the Pavilion wing off to the side. That brings us back into the main space but also presents some challenges in terms of table setup and community layouts as we are primarily along the left wall. I would like to have a big rolling community layout – CCC walls, buildings, farms, landscapes, etc. And a couple of armies to battle throughout the lands! Is anyone else interested in this as well?
There will also be some special prizes this year in addition to the ones that BrickFair will be giving out. One of those will be a random drawing for all Castle / Pirate MOC participants -- you don’t have to bring something huge in order to win a prize! (Got a cool castle vignette? We’ll find a way to work it into the display!) I have a few ideas of my own (best use of a specified part, funniest scene, best use of motion, etc.) for the other prizes just amongst our Castle / Pirate group, but I want to open this up to the entire community: What do you want to see as build challenges / contests / events at this year’s convention?
Please use this thread for all thoughts / suggestions / ideas / critiques from last year / etc. as we get ready and plan for Castle (and Pirates and Western and all others semi-ancient things) at BrickFair this year!
BrickFair is being held at the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA from August 21st - 23rd. Check out http://www.BrickFair.com for more details and to register. Remember to also register your MOCs in advance and make note of any special requirements for table-space that you might need.