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Minifigure Speed Build Event

oboeoboe Member Posts: 11
edited August 2011 in Community and Events
Have any of you been to or taken your children to a Lego Minifigure Speed Build Event? If so, can you tell me about it and what it entails? Are they busy? Is one day busier than the other?

There is one coming on August 15-16 in the US.

Thanks, Cindy


  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    I've been to a couple with my son.
    Not really a big busy event like the Monthy Mini builds.
    It's fun for the kiddies. Basically at my local shop they set up like 3 kids at a time around the BAM(Build-A-Minifigure) Bar and they have like 60 seconds or 90 seconds (can't remember from last time) to build 3 different figures using the pieces from the BAM bar. Head w/hat or hair(wig), torso, legs and an accessory (like a shovel or broom, etc).
    Whomever's the fastest kid wins all 3 figs. they've built and the rest get to take home one figure. It's all free.
    Usually they have a starting time like 5pm the day of and every 10 minutes they'll run one if there are enough kids in the store
  • oboeoboe Member Posts: 11
    Thanks for the info. I think my kids would like this more than the mini build because they love the minifigs right now.

    So are the guys they make suppose to match or are you just suppose to stick a bunch of pieces together as fast as possible?
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited August 2011
    ^right...they don't have to match...just let 'em be creative and speed is the factor ( as long as they have ALL the parts: head, hair/hat, torso, legs, one accessory). With the past events, the figs. they have have been the ordinary 'city' type characters, but now I'm guessing you'll find some Collectable mini-fig parts in the BAM bar so that can be good to make some of those figs. to win.
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    When some friends and I went to the Lego store back in June they asked us if we wanted to play. The contest rules they told us were that we had 60 seconds to build AS MANY FIGURES as we could. They had to each be unique and properly assembled (ie, no hat on backwards or torso facing in reverse) with legs, torso, head, headgear/hair and an accessory. The winner got to assemble three figures of their choice while second place got one figure. My friends and I each tied the first time around with three completed figures apiece. In a second round, a friend and I each finished four figures in 60 seconds (I was an accessory away from a fifth). They said we could do a third round until someone broke the tie but I let my friend win since he had kids and I only wanted one figure anyway (they hadn't added many new parts since the last time I'd been there). One of the employees revealed she had the record for these contests with SEVEN figures assembled in 60 seconds.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    ^ Thanks for clarifying, prof - when I first saw this thread it sounded like just about the most stupid speed build imaginable. Imagine the scene - "first person to assemble a minifigure is the winner"..... I'm gratified to learn that it isn't quite as ridiculous as it sounds !
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    edited August 2011
    ^Our store has the first to build 3 wins the contest and it's for kid's 6 - 12.
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