What to do for Brickfest?

I’m attending my first Brickfest this year. This annual convention for LEGO fans is held in Washington D.C. every summer and since we were going to go back east to visit Holly’s family anyway I finally am getting my chance to go to Brickfest!

But my problem is deciding what to bring? There are a lot of contests and building challenges being discussed on the LUGNET BrickFest forum.

Here are some ideas…

  • There are several Town / Train contests that I might want to enter. But what to bring? Existing MOC’s or new construction? If the latter I’d better get busy…
  • As for Space, they’re having an Asteroid Field Display and Contest, and of course a Moonbase display. I was thinking about building something for the Asteroid thing but I’m not sure if it will work out. I don’t know if I can transport a Moonbase module cross-country in my suitcase but maybe if there’s a micro-moonbase layout it would be doable…
  • The Great Ball Gathering & Gladiator Sumo contests – I’m not much of a Mindstorms person but I’ve been meaning to do more robotics…
  • There’s also a Micro-Scale and Vignette contest that might be more suitable for me as a suitcase-based attendee.
  • How about the Dark Room (Undersea)? I wonder how many people are building angler fish for this?

But, what can I realistically build in the next few weeks and carry in my suitcase to DC? That is the question.

Of course, I plan to bring some spare bricks so I can participate in the Dirty Buildster game, shop at the Brick Bazaar, take lots of photos and video, and meet a lot of people I only know from online.

Are you going to be there? What are you bringing?[tags]lego,brickfest,space,town,trains,microscale,robotics,mindstorms,anglerfish[/tags]

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