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Brickfair Alabama was held for the fifth year in a row at the Birmingham Convention Center last January 13-17, 2016, but this time it was expanded to use the full convention hall. This is the fourth time GFLUG had displays at this event. And the Birmingham convention center is great facility and an excellent location for this AFoL convention in the south. Public attendance for this show seemed good once again, with the GFLUG layout having a crowd of two or three deep around the train layout most of the day Saturday. The Sunday crowd was not as big, but a sizeable crowd never the less.
Setup and pack-up were pretty much uneventful and happen as quickly as could be expected at an event of this size. After hours libations featured many trips to Casey's Sports Bar in the hotel and Birmingham's Uptown District just a short walk away with meals at "Mugshots Grill and Bar" and the "Southern Kitchen and Bar". The burgers at Mugshots were massive and pretty good, and if you can eat their special jumbo burger in 12 minutes it was free! Let's just say one of us tried, but fell short in the end.
GFLUG had many different items and displays at this year's event, there was the usual collaborative Town and Train GFLUG Layout, James' displayed his Renaissance Fair, a collaborative Moonbase display with our friends from DixieLUG and many more MOCs displayed here and there.
Here is a tour of the displays in images via my Flickr page, great work team GFLUG, what a nice road trip!
To see my image of the GFLUG display at Brickfair AL 2016 [CLICK HERE]
To see more of my miscellaneous image of Brickfair AL 2016 [CLICK HERE]
AFoL = Adult Fans of LEGO
MOC = My Own Creation