Keynote Speaker – Alice Finch

Alice Finch with “Lego Hogwarts”

We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker and Featured Guest at Brick Fiesta 2016 will be Alice Finch!

Alice Finch started building with LEGO again when her older son needed a building companion. She realized that building isn’t just for little kids – its creative, inspiring, and incredibly fun for big kids too. Her first model was Hogwarts Castle, which accidentally grew to be 400,000 bricks big. In her LEGO room in Seattle, WA, she continues to build models both great and small, as well as collaborative projects, as she thinks there is great potential in using the brick to bring people together. Her work has been published in several books and she is a featured builder in the documentary, A LEGO Brickumentary.

Alice has recently started work on a new smallish Castle project which she plans to bring to Brick Fiesta for its first public appearance!  We can’t wait to see what it will be!

Hobbiton

Rivendell by Alice Finch and David Frank

Alice has been a creative director at Bricklink.com (2013 – 2014), a member of SeaLUG Leadership Council (2011 – 2015) and ArchLUG founder & Ambassador (2012 – present). She has led many Lego workshops & presentations on topics including collaborative building, how to build ridiculously huge models out of Lego, sorting, storing, & organizing your Lego collection, how to build rocks, how to build trees, architectural details, several Lego convention keynote addresses, and more.

Alice has been featured in numerous books, articles, online features, as well as video, film, & radio features.  Her work has appeared in such books as DK Awesome ideas (2015), Beautiful Lego: Wild (2015), she is a featured builder in the movie A Lego Brickumentary and is a featured builder in the STUDS collector card series.

We’re excited to welcome Alice to Houston & Brick Fiesta!