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.
So much awesomeness! Do they have old Lego Mini-Figures to buy too?
There’s plenty to buy. That photo above with all the minifigs is a vendor’s display. The prices seemed pretty steep for me. Minifigs ranged from $3 to $30–each!
$3 not a problem….$30 a problem lol. But yeah i would have to limited myself on those mini-figures heck i had problems on $1 vintage MUSCLE figures.
Yeah, I was tempted to get a Halo Master Chief custom minifig, until I looked at its $18 price tag. Made the decision very easy.
No that”s not a lot if had decals or water slides and brick arms and stuff like that
It’s unfortunate that there aren’t any bigger LEGO events in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I’ve always wanted to make it to BrickFair but my schedule just never seems to allow it. LEGO really is timeless, something that can be passed on down the line. I just finished building a LEGO table for my 18 month old twins, and they are having a ball with it and their Duplos. Just a few more years until we can upgrade.
Riiiight. I have a feeling you already have a closet full of Lego sets. 😉
If you ever do make the trip, hit me up and I’ll give you the grand tour.