This is a race to see how fast you can build a small LEGO set.

The catch is, you can’t use the instructions!
Your challenge is to assemble the set correctly by only using the box graphic. The first person to correctly assemble the set (adjusted for errors) wins a prize.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.

If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
This is a race to see how fast you can build a small LEGO set.

The catch is, you can’t actually touch the parts!
Your challenge is to assemble the set correctly without removing it from the plastic bag. (If the set comes in more than one polybag, or none at all, you will first put all the parts into a zipper lock plastic bag and then build it with the bag sealed.) The first person to correctly assemble the set (adjusted for errors) wins a prize.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.

If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
Dirty Brickster is a game with rules that are similar to a “White Elephant” gift exchange which many of us have participated in at our workplaces, schools, and homes at Christmas time. The main differences are that every gift is a LEGO item and it is something you might actually want!

Every participant will need to bring a wrapped (opaque shopping bag or newspaper is fine) LEGO gift worth an approximate target retail value of $20 or more.

There will be multiple Dirty Brickster games played at the convention, with Junior, Adult, and All Ages versions played, so check the schedule for details.

There is no sign-up required for Dirty Brickster. Just bring your gift and play. Please be on time.

Note: There is no fixed time limit for this game. The more participants, the longer the game.

Gift Rules:
Each participant must bring one (1) wrapped LEGO gift.

“Gift” must have a price point of $20 or more.
NO Mega Bloks, Tyco, KRE-O, or other clone or off-brand non-LEGO item.
No swag (the free items in your bag) from your goodie bag, including your brick badge.
No incomplete sets, broken or dirty parts.
Violators may be asked to leave the game with their gift and forfeiting any gift they received.

Examples of possible items: complete sets, loose parts, minifig(s), LEGO memorabilia, vintage sets and/or parts, any LEGO item or items which are at or near the target retail value.
If you wish to bring an item of greater value, that is your choice (especially if you want to see other participants scramble, strategize and whimper for the item you have brought to the game). However, a warning to all participants: you may or may not end up with an item that is of greater or equal value to what you brought to the game.

Order of Play
Starting the Game:
Each participant will randomly select a number from a "hat."
The participant with #1 unwraps any gift from the pile and then shows it to everyone.

Taking a Turn:
Each successive participant, in the order determined from the drawing, can either “steal” an already opened gift or go for a wrapped gift from the pile.
If the participant chooses to steal, the person whose gift is stolen now repeats his turn and either steals another person’s gift or unwraps a new gift.
A player cannot immediately steal back the gift that was just stolen from them.
Once a gift has been stolen three times, it is considered “locked” and may not be stolen again.
Ending the Game:
The game is over once all gifts are opened.
A random assortment of LEGO elements are placed into a clear container. You get to guess how many elements and win the whole lot! Entry form will be provided in your registration bag. Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday.

This activity does NOT require participants to sign-up in advance.

Sponsored by BayLUG
The individual speed build is a race to build a LEGO set. Each contestant receives a copy of the same set, and the first one to complete the set correctly will win a prize. The set to be built will be provided and you get to keep the one you build.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.

If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
The team speed build is a race to build a big LEGO set with a partner or partners.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.

If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
Parts Draft sets for 2022 are:

Large Parts Draft - 41701 FRIENDS Street Food Market

Small Parts Draft - 76386 HARRY POTTER Hogwarts Polyjuice Potion Mistake

18+ Parts Draft - 31116 3-IN-1 CREATOR Safari Wildlife Tree House

To participate in the draft, bring a new unopened copy of the announced draft set. There will be multiple parts drafts at the convention, so see schedule for times and locations.

Some parts drafts are for all ages, but there is one only for participants aged 18 and up.
Check schedule for details.

Parts draft rules:
Sets will be opened and sorted into containers of parts so that all items of a given type constitute one lot.
In general, pieces will be sorted as pieces are found in the boxes (in other words, we won’t be pulling minifig arms off).
Some pieces may be grouped (e.g. window panes with their frames, skateboards with their wheels, etc.)
By consensus, we may decide to draft minifig parts separately or as a complete minifig, depending on the set and the feelings of the participants. Some highly popular parts (e.g. animals) or parts that occur in very high quantities in the set may be divided into multiple lots Participants will then draw numbers to determine order and circle the table in that order. Limit two (2) sets per participants; you will get two draft numbers if you bring two sets. One at a time, each person choose a pile of parts until all each person has drawn a lot. The group then reverses order, and each person draws again. The lowest and highest numbered people will therefore draw two lots in a row each time. The game stops when all lots have been taken. Trading after the draw is encouraged. We may divide up into manageable groups based on how many participate. Please purchase the sets before the convention and bring them if you wish to participate.

This activity does NOT require participants to sign-up in advance.
It’s time for Wacky Racers! Race your custom built LEGO racer down the ramp towards victory. The wackier your vehicle, the better. Join us for this perennial favorite contest. All ages are welcome.

The Requirements
• No more than one vehicle per contestant.
• Each vehicle must be “driven” by at least one minifig.
• Vehicles may not be powered by any source other than the ramp itself (i.e. gravity).
• Vehicles must be able to “roll” or “slide” in some fashion, though they need not necessarily have four or any wheels.
• Vehicles must have a substantial body constituting of more than a minimal number of LEGO bricks (i.e. a minifig stuffed inside a single large wheel will be disqualified). No non-LEGO parts allowed. What constitutes a sufficient vehicle or impermissible non-LEGO parts usage is solely in the discretion of the coordinator.

The Awards
Awards will be given in three categories:
• Furthest Distance Traveled. The racer that travels the furthest wins. Distance is measured to the largest “chunk” of the vehicle in the event of vehicle destruction. The minifig pilot must remain on the vehicle. If your pilot is ejected, the vehicle is disqualified.
• Furthest Distance Traveled, Junior Division. Same as above, only for junior racers age 12 or younger.
• Wackiest Racer. The most outrageously designed or hilariously clever racer will win the “Wackiest Racer” award. Open to all ages. The winner will be decided by the contest coordinator in light of the general acclamation and response of attendees at the event.

The Warning
Destruction of your vehicle is not only possible, but perhaps likely. Be prepared for the possibility of lost or damaged parts.
It’s minifig launchin’ time! Build a LEGO brick catapult to hurl a minfig to his or her doom. Distance rules. The longer the better. Join us for this high flying contest. All ages are welcome.

The Requirements:
• No more than one catapult per contestant.
• Each catapult must launch a single standard sized minifig.
• Catapults must have some sort of release mechanism and may not be directly powered. For example, you may not fire the catapult by means of pressing on the opposite end of a swing arm to supply the force required to launch the minifig. What constitutes a directly powered mechanism or proper release mechanism is solely in the discretion of the coordinator.

• Catapults must be primarily built of LEGO bricks. You may utilize non-LEGO components such as rubber bands or string as part of the mechanism, including, for example, for the source of the catapult’s torsion power. You may not wrap or support the structure of your catapult with non-LEGO components.

The Awards
Awards will be given in three categories:
• Furthest Distance Thrown. The catapult that throws a minifig the furthest wins.
• Furthest Distance Thrown, Junior Division. Same as above, only for junior builders age 12 or younger.
• Boom Master. The most outrageously designed or wickedly clever catapult will win the “Boom Master” award. Open to all ages. The winner will be decided by the contest coordinator in light of the general acclamation and response of attendees at the event.

The Warning
It is entirely possible that the forces exerted on your catapult will tear it apart in a catastrophic disaster. Minifigs may well suffer bodily harm.
INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE GAME RUNNERS. REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE READ

You MUST agree to these terms to participate. Tabletop Gaming LEGO User Group (TGLUG).
For player and game coordinator (GM) health.

Covid-19 Requirements for playing TGLUG sponsored games.
1) Hands off - only the GM touches the board. Player will have an indicator to direct their turns.
2) No snacks/drinks at the table, if you need to snack, step away. A break will be provided during the game if needed.
3) Masks will be worn while in the game room.
4) GM will wear disposable gloves and provide hand sanitizer at the table.
5) Player-provided tokens, items, or minifigures will be cleaned by GM prior to play.
6) Players will use pen and paper or a digital notetaking app to maintain character stats instead of a brick-built option.
7) Dice will be sanitized before and after being handled by players.
8) Players will roll exclusively into provided dice trays.
A team of two players sit side by side. One unopened LEGO box sits between them. Yes, opening the box is a part of the game! They can only use the arms between them for the game. One player has the instructions, the other has the pile of parts. One player can use their right arm, one player can use their left. Neither can talk after the start of the game. If they do, they lose points*. If they do again, they lose more points*. If they use their other arm/hand for anything regarding the game they are out*. The fastest team to build the set, adjusted for any penalties, wins.
*Judge’s discretion.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.

If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
The 2014 Event Kit for Bricks by the Bay was a board game designed by Erik Wilson and Li Li. We will be holding a tournament using this game at the 2022 convention. Game boards are provided.

Players must be age 12 and up.
The winner will receive a copy of the set.

To sign up for games, login to your Brick Builder account. Once logged in, click on your name and scroll down the page. Click on the Games sign up button and select the game you wish to play. This is a first come, first served system.
If the game you wish to play is full, show up anyway and you might get to play! Often times people no-show and we will fill openings with those standing by.
Sign in to your account
Click on the name of the participant.
Scroll down to the bottom and click on the "Game sign up" button
Choose your games!
Click on Update.
Need to change your games? Easy!
Follow the directions above and make your changes.
Game sign ups will be active until 11:59pm (Pacific) on 6/20/22. Any open spaces will be assigned at the con.
Please be on time as your spot will be given away.
Teams and partner games, please have each person choose that game and you will partner up at the show.

Available games include:
* Build by the Box
* Build in the Bag
* Individual Speed Build
* Team Speed Build
* Left Hand/Right Hand
* Brick Trader of the Galaxy
* and more!