Giveaway: Four-Pack of BrickFair Tickets for LEGO Fans

Child looking at LEGO airplane at BrickFair

Children visiting the airport diorama at last year’s BrickFair. Photo courtesy of Abe Friedman, provided by BrickFair.

LEGO fans comes in all sizes — from kids to AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO). An estimated 17,000 of them will come to the self-acclaimed largest LEGO fan festival in US at BrickFair ’12 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA August 4-5 this summer and you can enter a giveaway for a four-pack of tickets!

The fan festival expects to have more than a thousand exhibitors with LEGO creations of all sizes as well as vendors with items such as minifigures, custom-molded weapons, and unique models. If your kids are like mine, all this LEGO-stimulation will leave them eager to get their hands on a few blocks of their own, so fortunately there’s a Stay ‘N Play area filled with bricks where they can unleash their creativity!

Intricate castle creation at BrickFair.

BrickFair ’12

August 4 -5, 2012
11 am – 4 pm
Dulles Expo Center
4230 Chantilly Center
Chantilly, VA 20153
Tickets: 3 and under – FREE, everyone else $10 at door
No strollers please


You can buy tickets at the door for $10, but why not try for a four-pack of tickets right here?’s BrickFair ’12 Ticket Giveaway Rules:

  • These tickets are good for one day only, at BrickFair ’12 in Chantilly, VA August 4 or 5 from 11 am to 4 pm. In fairness to others, please enter only if you actually plan on using the tickets. They have a total value of $40.
  • US entrants only, please.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Tickets will be physically mailed to you, so if you are the winner, you will need to be willing to provide me a mailing address within 24 hours of being announced as the winner.
  • To enter: Please comment on THIS blog post with a comment that includes the phrase “BrickFair.”  For example, you can say, “My kids have 6 billion tickets and we would LOVE to go to the BrickFair!” or “I am married to an AFOL and would love to surprise my spouse with BrickFair tix” or “Wow, JavaMom, you are the coolest blogger in the world for bringing us this opportunity for BrickFair tickets…”  (no, really, what you say has no bearing on who wins, I promise!)  If you do not have the phrase “BrickFair” in your comment, you are immediately disqualified!
  • You can earn EXTRA entries by tweeting about this giveaway as long as you meet the following conditions:
    1. Include a link to this post
    2. Either include @brickfair or #brickfair
    3. Include @caffandaprayer
    4. Comment here with a link to your tweet and include “BrickFair” (i.e. “I tweeted about BrickFair and here is my link: _____)
  • In all your entries, you must include a valid email address so I may contact you if you are the winner.
  • I must be able to reach you via that email address within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway so I can notify you that you are the winner and get your snail mail address and mail you your tickets. If I am not able to reach you, I will move on to the next person. I am not responsible for email that
  • Winners will be selected at random from all qualified entrants.
  • Giveaway ends midnight, Eastern time, Thursday, July 26, 2012.
  • Have fun and good luck!

UPDATE:  We have a winner! Using the sequence generator at to pick a winner from an Excel spreadsheet list of the names of the qualified entrants, LEGOMOM is the winner. She has been notified and has responded.  Thank you, everyone, for your comments! And thank you, BrickFair, for providing tickets for the giveaway.

Tired of stepping on lots of little LEGO pieces at home? You might enjoy my previous blog post about LEGO organization.


Disclosure: BrickFair provided four tickets for the giveaway and a set of complimentary tickets for my family. All photos are provided by the BrickFair convention. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group.

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  1. Cyndy Hogan says:

    Javamom, I love your blog (and you) and my kids seriously love lego. I would love to surprise my boys with tickets to the BrickFair.

  2. Melissa Macri says:

    My son would love to go to BrickFair

  3. We learned about BrickFair recently from a neighbor and would love to go. It sounds really neat.

  4. I’ve heard so many good things about BrickFair…I’m dying to take my son. I’ll be at BlogHer, so if I won my husband will take him. I know he will have a blast!

  5. Would love to go to BrickFair!

  6. My son would love to go to BrickFair!

  7. Vanessa says:

    My sons would very much enjoy the BrickFair!

  8. HappyMom says:

    BrickFair is fun!

  9. Cindy B says:

    This is what we have done all summer…Breakfast, Legos, lunch, Legos, snack, pool, dinner, Legos (with an occasional Lego Wii game thrown in) rinse and repeat. My kids would LOVE to go to Brickfair. Thanks for the chance!

  10. NJ Qualls says:

    My son LOVEs Legos!!! We have always wanted to go to this but never have. Would really like to win tickets and get to go this year! Lots of inspiration I am sure!

  11. LegoMom says:

    Wow, JavaMom, you are the coolest blogger in the world for bringing us this opportunity for BrickFair tickets…but really, I’m serious, you are! My kids would absolutely love to do this. Thanks!!

  12. LegoMom says:

    I tweeted about BrickFair and here’s my link!!!!

  13. My son has always wanted to go to BrickFair, and I know my husband wouldn’t mind the fun, either!

  14. The BrickFair sounds great! Would love to win a set of tickets for my family. Thanks for running this giveaway contest.

  15. Tickets to brickfair, my son would love! Great blog you have.

  16. My two kids are completely crazy about Legos. They create their own designs constantly and would positively love to go to BrickFair!! Thank you!

  17. I have scheduled my summer around BrickFair!

  18. Cyndy Hogan says:

    I tweeted about your blog post on BrickFair:

  19. Zeenie White says:

    We love Legos at my house – kids and husband included!! and would love to get the opportunity to go to BrickFair!! Thanks for holding the contest.

  20. I’d love to take my son & daughter to BrickFair! =)

  21. Amy Nichols says:

    I have two boys who would love to win tickets to Brickfair! Thanks so much!

  22. Well, the other half is out of town that weekend, so the Brickfair would be a wonderful way to entertain the kids.

  23. Monkey Boy Baumler says:

    I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
    Saying AYO!
    Got a LEGO!
    I wanna celebrate and live my life
    Saying AYO!
    Baby, let’s go!
    To the BRICKFAIR!

  24. My daughter and hubby would totally flip out if I won BrickFair tickets!

  25. I went to BrickFair last year and only got out when my nap-less son was ready to collapse… otherwise we may have been there until the vendors started packing up! I’d love to win this prize to share it with a friend whose daughter is getting in to LEGOs and would be in awe of BrickFair!

  26. My son’s 6th birthday (can you believe its been that long for Fairfax First Friends?) ‘s that week and he LOVES Legos (as do his parents. We’d love to go to BRICKFAIR to help him celebrate!

    Thank you!


  27. sharon forsythe luther says:

    Hi JJ –
    My son & his buddies LOVE LOVE LOVE Brickfair!! Thanks for the reminder so we can put this on our calendar. Maybe see you there (in the bored Mom’s department, after many hours of the festival….it is a really cool event, the boys could stay for days). Take care.


  28. Our kids are doing FLL this year. Would luv to vist the BrickFair – 2012 in Chantilly VA… We are very close to that area. Thank you for your effort to encourage us.

  29. Think of the trouble Luke and I could get into at BrickFair if chosen
    We’re on our own for most of that weekend and looking to find some fun!

  30. Looking forward to go for the BrickFair in Dullles Expo Center.

  31. We went to BrickFair last year and loved it! Watch out for the line around the building if you go early!

  32. We would love to gO to BrickFair! Never been before.

  33. Alisa Riccardi says:

    My lego-loving boys would love to go to BrickFair!

  34. Alisa squeaks in as the final commenter! Thank you everyone — I will pick and notify the winner today, Friday.

  35. Kristin says:

    Finally, something my 14 year has agreed to willingly attend. BrickFair!!