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BrickFair, January 12 - 15, 2012

posted Jan 17, 2012, 1:30 PM by Tennessee Valley LEGO Train Club   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 2:04 PM by TNVLC Admin ]

TVLTC participated in the south's first ever BrickFair, held in Birmingham, Alabama over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. If you missed it, you should definitely make plans to attend the next one! Chris, Jennifer, Trey, Pete and Charles displayed a slightly scaled down version of the Southerland Station layout design and had a blast in the process. Leading up to the show, Jennifer gave a nice interview to the Anniston Star which you can find here. Also, during the course of the weekend, our own Curt Werline took the "Best Tiny Little Thing" award with his functional trebuchet!

If you're not familiar with BrickFair, it is a very well run event for both the exhibitors and the public. About 150 exhibitors were on hand displaying their MOCs which spanned all themes, though particularly well represented were town, castle, technic and Mindstorms. Initial estimates are that somewhere around 7000 public visitors attended the show and despite being in the spacious BJCC, it was packed. Exhibitors got to enjoy discounts at the Birmingham LEGO store, goodie bags, giveaways, games and seminars. In addition to seeing all the LEGOs and talking to the exhibitors, the public also got in on the giveaway action with games and door prizes.

Our layout:



Some more of the show. Minifig anyone?








Also check out Chris' photos from the event at flickr
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