Racing Nights

Bricks and Minifigs Huntsville

Racing Nights are BACK! We'll be having a racing night the last Friday of each month.  Based on past participation, we will only be racing with young people ages 16 and under.  

Our track is equipped with electronic scoring that will time each car so we can easily determine a winner of every run. We'll record the scores and work through a bracket to determine a nightly winner. 

Car kits can be purchased at the store anytime before the event. Build your car according to the requirements and bring it with you on race night.


Race Kits include:

  • ONE Free Ticket to race one night ($5 value)
  • Two weighted wheel sets that fit into LEGO® plates
  • A 16x6 Baseplate on which to build the car
  • A Seat, Steering wheel, and interface plates for the wheels.
  • A Small Tub of bulk so you can customize your car just like you like it. ($8.00 value.)
  • The price for the kit will be $19.99 and will include eligibility to race in future race nights. Registration will be available at the races. If you don't need the bulk, the kits are available for $12.99.

How to play:

  • Stop by the store to purchase your official metal wheel and axle kit for $19Race car Chassis.99 (or $12.99) - yours to keep forever!
  • Take the kit home and build your car using any combination of LEGO bricks (see specifications below)
  • Pre-register your car each week you plan to race: REGISTRATION PAGE
  • Use the link on the registration page to pay your $5 fee per racer or click here.
    Registration is a 2-step process. Register for the race, then pay for the racer to participate. You can pay online, or when you arrive at the store. 
  • Return with your car - ready to race!  ( racing starts at 5:30pm )

Fees and Prizes

  • A $5 fee per racer will be charged to cover costs and prizes.
  • There will be prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
  • Prizes range from $5.00 to $15.00 and can be redeemed in store.

Car specifications:

  • Maximum car dimensions are 9 inches long, 3 inches wide, and 4 inches high.
  • Maximum car weight is 9.5 ounces. The goal of this limit is to encourage builders to focus on real derby physics, rather than trying to maximize weight. Plus, heavier cars put a lot of stress on the track. If you are unsure how much your car weighs, you are welcome to bring it into the shop before race day and we can weigh it for you.
  • All parts of the car must fit behind the starting pin before the race. The starting pin is only about 2 LEGO bricks high, so be sure the front of your car is lower than that to ensure it does not extend over the starting pin.
  • Bricks & Minifigs staff may inspect your car to ensure compliance. We want to make sure your car won’t damage the track or other cars.
  • Racers may not modify cars between races, but you can repair your car if it becomes damaged during the race.

Other important rules:

  • Each participant who races must have their own car
  • Participants must have designed their own car
  • Participants must be 5-16 years old
  • Spectators are welcome to view but may not race or win

Start your engines, and good luck!