Last Saturday while Katie (Adventures By Katie) was here visiting for the weekend we loaded my girl’s in the car and headed to Dulles for the Lego Brickfair. As you all know I am a little bit of a Lego nerd. I don’t mind admitting it. Some people take a bath to help them relax, I build the Tower Bridge to help me relax.
When we were in San Diego a few years ago I took my kids to Legoland. They didn’t really want to go, they would have rather been at the beach but they came around once we were there and they saw how AWESOME it was. Legos have always been one of my “things”. We all have them. We all NERD OUT about different things. Mine just happen to be little plastic toys.
When we got to Brickfair we were shocked to see the line waiting to get inside of the building. We thought by waiting to go in the afternoon it would not be as busy as in the morning when all of the die-hard fans would be going. Boy were we wrong. We did find out the next day that a celebrity showed up and maybe that was one of the reasons that the line waiting to get in was so long. This is just the very end of the line of people that already had tickets. The line of people waiting to buy tickets was at least 1500 people long, if not more. It was crazy.
Once we got inside we decided to hit it like we do all of our conventions. Start in the corner and go up and down all of the isles. The first thing we saw was the Biolnicle section. Eh. My boys liked them for about a year when they were younger but it is just a bunch of alien looking dudes.
Then we got into the fun stuff. Like a little Simpsons action.
And a little of this.
Actually my favorite part was having my picture taken for this newspaper article. I am so glad that I finally have the recognition that I deserve. It is about time!
Next we walked by the military area where they had all kinds of ships, tanks, and battles set up. We found this HUGE amazing ship.
We headed over to find these Minions that had been posted on the Brickfair Facebook page the day before.
Katie and I even got into the Minion spirit. Too bad my girls take a picture about as well as a Minion would.
This next area was my second favorite part. These guys made all of these Lego groups out of shows. Can you tell which show each one is based on?
Abi decided that she wanted to dress up as one of her favorite video game characters. There was no way that I was going to put that thing on. Do you know how many heads were inside of that? Yuck! But she is really not worried about that kind of thing.
Last but not least what is an excursion without a couple of selfies?
Next year I decided that I am going to sign up and go as a presenter and bring all of my Lego sets for people to OOOOOHHHHHHHHH, and AAAAHHHHHHHH all over. Considering I am a World Renowned Lego Designer I am sure that they would love to have me.