LEGO Brickfest Held at Arlington Campus Today

Posted: June 9, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Vanessa Maxey

Brickfest, a festival for adult users and fans of LEGO, is held at the Arlington Campus from June 9 to 11.

Loyal LEGO fan Christina Hitchcock, enrollment services coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences, helped coordinate the festival, which is sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Area LEGO Users Group (WAMALUG). Hitchcock hopes to start a LEGO club at George Mason in the future, but until then, she’s the only member of WAMALUG who is affiliated with the university.

The festival features classic set displays, including a big town and train layout and a castle world, all made entirely from LEGOs. Workshops cover such topics as brick customization, train detailing, and castle architecture for those looking to improve their skills. Builders will compete to win valuable prizes.

The festival is open to the university community. For more information or to register, visit the Brickfest website. The festival also will be broadcast live online.

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