I just got back from a sneak peek at the LEGO Brickfair, which is open to the public this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. This is the fifth Brickfair I have attended, and it just gets bigger and better every year. I’ll put up more photos later this weekend, but I wanted to give you just a quick taste of the awesomeness that is on display.
I’m in the middle of rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and seeing this massive scene of Rivendell was a special treat.
This Ghostbusters firehouse featured on Steve Friedman’s city display has been a fan favorite at the Brickfair for a few years now. Steve owns “Blinky Lights,” which makes cool LED lighting effects for LEGO builders.
Hmmm, now which minifigure did I miss in those blind bags?
One word that summarizes this Serenity ship by Adrian Drake is “MASSIVE” — another word would be “AWESOME.”Look at the size of that thing next to the custom minifigure crew. This ship took Adrian over 475 hours to build using approximately 70,000 pieces. The ship has custom lighting features built in, and measures over seven feet long!
Of course it wouldn’t be a Brickfair without a Bat cave.
I can’t recommend this show highly enough. If you have kids, take them–if you don’t have kids, go anyway, and be amazed at how creative kids and adults can be when you hand them a tub of brightly-colored plastic bricks.