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BrickFair was Lovely

Posted by ChocolateFrogs , Aug 05 2015 · 751 views

LEGO BrickFair Friends
What a fantastic time! I miss you all. I love you all.* I say that ever year. But hey, there was merriment, there was fun, there was friendship, there was building, there was a bit of everything. I will definitely remember this year fondly like I do every year.

And boy did I had a good time with everyone! Granted, I didn't get enough time with everyone, and I like to take my "everyone" in separate chunks, but putting everyone together in the same place really makes BrickFair feel like a LEGO Christmas. It's those moments that really make it special, even if it's 2 AM in a giant hotel room with a cool drink in hand.

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BrickFair highlights for me include my SHIP being nominated for two Brickees (though I didn't win), meeting set designer Marcos Bessa who made a ton of superhero sets like the Milano (and even took a picture holding it on the set of the actual ship) and is a big X-Men fan, seeing the LEGO Brickumentary for free (everyone should see it), and getting lots of good deals and free swag (bubble helmets!).

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I also walked around with a huge BrickBadge, as usual. This was my 11th year going to a LEGO convention, and my 12th convention under my belt. (And I might get to BrickFair NJ this October, making a third for this year.) My BrickBadge looked something like this all weekend:

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It's actually a great conversation starter! People always say "you've been doing this for a while!" or something, and then a few other bricks point out themes I'm active in that they should definitely check out. This year I made a tiny Pharaoh's Labyrinth vignette which I think really adds to the pizzazz.

We should really just make this thing two weeks long. We could actually plan movie nights that don't start at midnight, take plenty of photos, build to our hearts' content, visit DC, sleep in, and tell each other our deepest darkest LEGO secrets.

Until next time, play well!


-CF :kakama:
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You're one of the good ones, Ben.

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They're only just now getting around to nominating your SHIP?

Sounds like a blast, wish I could've been there. Glad you had a good time!

:music:
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We should totally hang out more often, although nothing beats BrickFair hangouts!
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Lady Kopaka
Aug 06 2015 12:52 PM

If finances permit, I'd totally hang in VA for two weeks, that would be so awesome. I meant to hang more with you, sorry! *hug*

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ChocolateFrogs
Aug 06 2015 07:47 PM

They're only just now getting around to nominating your SHIP?

Sounds like a blast, wish I could've been there. Glad you had a good time!

:music:

 

Well it's not very SNOTy, and it's a few years' old. Usually only new things get nominated. I guess people liked a flat space battleship (not like the Yamato, but modern Navy) more than 90's space. :/

Just encouragement to BUILD HARDER.

 

We should totally hang out more often, although nothing beats BrickFair hangouts!

 

Indeed! I do like visiting Baltimore, if there's stuff to do. Or DC.

 

If finances permit, I'd totally hang in VA for two weeks, that would be so awesome. I meant to hang more with you, sorry! *hug*

 

If it was longer, I think cooking our own food would be the best choice, and it would save so much money!

It was great seeing you when we were together though! It's always hard juggling this many people next to so much to do. I meant to hang out with you, and everyone else, more too.

 

-CF

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I'd definitely be in for extending ANY convention just to hang out with people. Maybe when more people congregate in Portland *ahem* we can just hang out for extra time around BCascade. Same for BFVA of course.

 

And if it's somewhere we can cook I would TOTALLY just host a big delicious taco night. Because tacos. <3

 

It seems everyone wishes they could've spent more time with everyone, so extended vacation should totally be a plan. Or maybe a BZP road trip. We can dream!

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ChocolateFrogs
Aug 07 2015 08:10 PM

I'd definitely be in for extending ANY convention just to hang out with people. Maybe when more people congregate in Portland *ahem* we can just hang out for extra time around BCascade. Same for BFVA of course.

 

And if it's somewhere we can cook I would TOTALLY just host a big delicious taco night. Because tacos. <3

 

It seems everyone wishes they could've spent more time with everyone, so extended vacation should totally be a plan. Or maybe a BZP road trip. We can dream!

 

There's always some sort of discussion about staying an extra day or coming a day early and visiting DC/local sights, but that didn't seem to be feasible this year. Maybe next year.

 

-CF

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