Games

These games are held over the course of the 4 day Builders Convention for the enjoyment of convention attendees. They are not open to the visitors to the Public Exposition. Games and/or rules may be added or removed prior the event.

Games registration will be in person at the registration desk the day/evening before the game is to be held. There will be limits on how many games attendees can sign up for and that information will be put out when registration opens.

If there are specific pertinent questions not answered here, please send a message to the “Games Coordinator” from the Contact Us page.

Battle MOC

Players build a Power Functions controlled MOC with one goal in mind, force your opponent outside of the circle. The Circle will be 4’ in diameter. MOCs can be up to 12” x 12” with no height restriction. Up to 2lbs for lightweight class and up to 4lbs for heavyweight class.

* Your MOC may use two IR channels.
* Competitors not currently competing will be asked to place their IR remote on a table for “Safe Keeping”
* Your MOC should be all LEGO.
* The surface of the circle will be smooth, not carpet.
* The MOC may also be autonomously controlled by Mindstorms controller.

Players provide their own Battle MOC. Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.

Blind Build

Players are seated with a shroud placed before them that their hands easily fit through but that cannot be seen through. The instructions are on the outside of the shroud, the pieces inside.

The fastest 5 builders advance to Blind Build II.

First player to complete with relative accuracy, wins.

Set is provided. Participation is limited to 30 players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Box Build

Players are given a set with no instructions, only the box, they must then build the set based on the image on the box.

First player done with fewest unused pieces, wins.

Sets are provided. Participation is limited to 20 Players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Build in a Bag

The Pieces from a set are emptied into a zip-loc bag and sealed. The players then build the set as quickly as they can without opening the bag.

First player to accurately complete the set wins.

Set is provided. Participation limited to 30 players, Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Checkers

Players compete in the classic game of Checkers but with a slight twist, the board and pieces are built out of Lego

Participation is limited to 20 players. Sign up at the Registration Desk

Dirty Brickster

Players sit around a table loaded with wrapped gifts and in turn choose to Open or Steal – the first player must Open. A gift becomes “locked” on its third steal and cannot be stolen again. The person who has a gift stolen from them immediately has a new turn with the option of Open or Steal. You cannot steal back (directly) a gift just stolen from you. If you Steal, the next person has another turn and so on. When all players have taken their turns, the first player may steal an unlocked gift, trading his/her gift, which ends the game.

Bring a wrapped LEGO-related gift that has a value of at least $10. Do not bring a “gag” gift. Each player deserves to take their gift home and feel they didn’t “lose.”

You provide a wrapped gift. Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.

Draft

To participate, bring an unopened copy of (set to be determined)

A Draft is where several copies of the same set are opened and sorted into individual piles of unique shape or color, and each player takes one pile for their own.

To participate each player brings one (or more*) unopened copy of the official Draft set(s). Players discuss and agree on the combinations and separations [(1) and (2) below] before the sets are opened.

Everyone cooperates to sort all the pieces into piles of like elements. Players draw lots and, in order, pick up the pile they want. Play continues until all pieces are claimed. At the end of each draft cycle the draft order reverses (example: 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1-1-2…).

* Multiple copy drafting is at the discretion of the Draft Coordinator.

(1) Combinations – Elements are often paired or naturally ‘go’ with others. It is common to combine these elements into groupings. It is also usual that the combined groups are then divided into the number of lots equal to the number of pieces combined. Example: A pair of left and right wedge pieces. The lefts are combined with the rights and two (equal sized) lots are formed. Each (new) lot contains both L and R parts. This can be used for any combination of parts – Minifigs (legs/torso/head/etc.), wheels/tires, ball/sockets, etc.

(2) Separations – Sometimes a part has a high quantity in a set (say 5 or 10 per set). Discussion is opened to separate very large lots into smaller, multiple (evenly sized) lots. This allows more people to get some of that part. Also, there are some very desirable parts in a set that “everyone” wants. This type of part may be separated into multiple lots if the group agrees. The extreme on this is where “Everyone just keep THIS part.”

You provide set(s). Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.

Duplo Master Build

Players freestyle build out of Duplo based on a given theme, best build wins.

Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up?

Freestyle Build

Players are given two different sets to build into whatever they want. Creations will be judged based on creativity, originality and overall pieces used

Sets are provided. Participation is limited to 20 Players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Mixel Mash-Up

Players are given three Mixel sets and in a given amount of time they have to build an item that is not a mixel. At a designated amount of time, they will shift seats and built another item from the previous persons remaining parts. This process will continue until all available time has elapsed.

Builds will be judged on creativity and completeness.

Participation is limited to 30 players

Mixel Mix-Up

Players are given two Mixel sets and must combine them to build one item that is not a Mixel.

Participation is limited to 30 players

One-Handed Build

Players are allowed to use only one hand for all building. Two hands may be used to open the boxes and baggies, but once the building begins, only one hand may be over the table surface at a time with time penalties assessed for all violations*.

* Time penalty doubles each violation:
First violation +5 seconds
Second violation +10 seconds
Third +20, Fourth +40, etc.

First player to accurately complete the set, wins.

Set is provided. Participation limited to 30 players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Pair Build

Two players sit facing each other with a shroud between them, one has the instructions and the other has the brick. The one player gives verbal instructions without seeing the brick or the progress and the other builds based off of the verbal instructions without seeing the instructions. The pair can only verbally communicate.

First pair to accurately complete the set, wins.

Set is provided. Participation is limited to 20 pairs. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Speed Build

Players are given a set to build as quickly as possible.

First player to accurately complete the set, wins.

Set is provided. Participation is limited to 30 players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Team Speed Build

Teammates work together to build a large LEGO® set as quickly as possible.

First team to accurately complete the set, wins.

Set is provided. Participation is limited to 6 teams of 6. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Techno Challenge

Players are given a Technic set and must build something other than the set. Creations will be judged on creativity, originality and overall pieces used.

Set is provided. Participation is limited to 30 players. Sign up at the Registration Desk.

Train Jousting

Two parallel tracks, two trains, can you prevent your opponent from reaching the other end of their track? Win if you can get to the other end of your track and prevent your opponent from reaching theirs, best of 3 wins or immediate win if you disable your opponent from competing. The winners of each match will continue to joust till there is only one winner. Tracks have no space between them.

* Your train must have its weight supported by the right-hand set of tracks – no off roading, and no driving on the opponents tracks!
* 1 point if you reach the other end of your track first, 2 points if you disable your opponent and make it to the other end of your track, 3 points if you derail your opponent and make it to the other end of your track.

Players provide their own train. Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.

Wacky Gliders

You will need to supply a Lego glider/plane and have at least 1 minifig attached, we supply the tape measure and ladder, gravity does the rest. Please be aware that in participating in this event, your pieces may go flying into parts unknown and you may or may not retrieve that all back.

Farthest distance and biggest K-BOOOM! are winners.

You provide glider(s). Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.

Wacky Racers

Bring a wheeled (or just rounded) vehicle to roll down the Wacky Race ramp. All entries must have a pilot and be powered only by gravity.

Farthest distance, runner up and farthest jump are winners.

You provide racer(s). Participation is unlimited. No need to sign up.