BrickFair 2012 Virginia Wrapup: Part 1
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 8:04pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
BrickFair Virginia 2012 was already a month ago? Well I guess we'd better show you guys some pictures then. I took over seven hundred photos, way too many to fit in one story, so here's the first batch. The rest will follow in the next couple of weeks or so. Maybe? Anyway, read on and enjoy!
Every year at BrickFair Todd gives us more space for Bionicle, and every year we somehow manage to fill it up. A huge thanks goes out to everyone who brought MOCs or mailed some in. There were so many amazing creations on display, and we had some prime real estate that got a lot of people walking through.
The theme for BrickFair this year was Fire! There were fire-themed MOCs throughout the convention (like in the Bionicle section) but a bunch had their own home. I was especially a fan of the Bridge of Khazad-dum, complete with a fiery balrog.
Military is another theme that always does well at BrickFair. I'm pretty sure their dioramas got so big that they had to shrink them down to micro scale to have enough space in their section. And they still captured a whole lot of detail. Some of the minifig-scale planes were also fantastic and really caught my eye.
To start things off, these pictures were taken before public hours while the display was in the process of being worked on, so they really don't do it justice. The huge collaboration was amazing - a whole layout with bunkers and greenhouses and other underground spaces while the surface was a desolate wasteland. I'm not sure how they organized it all but I'm looking forward to see what they do next year.
Steampunk had a smaller, but great display. I really enjoyed the rhinos and other animals that fit the theme perfectly.
There were some great Mindstorms and Technic creations. Robots that draw seemed to be popular this year.
Great Ball Contraption
They're not always the prettiest creations, but the GBC never ceases to amaze. People build their modules to a standard, bring them in, and they almost just work. Okay, so there's really a lot of tweaking to be done, but they're still very impressive.
Last but not least today are the mosaics. These just keep getting crazier and more intricate each year. Some of them are actually three dimensional and leap off of the baseplate at you.
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