|BrickCon still has slots open for presentations. Please submit your proposals|
as soon as possible. What would be a good presentation? Here's a
list of possible ideas:
If something there looks interesting, or you have another idea, you can make it
Most BrickCon sessions default to "classroom"-type slots for of up to 50 minutes
in rooms that can accomodate up to forty people, but time, room configuration,
and space are flexible---just let us know. Computers with projectors are
available in all session rooms (please see more below).
Speakers are eligible for comped registration. See
For this to happen your proposal must be accepted prior to registering, so send
it in now.
Besides sessions, activities already planned are listed at
but more are possible.
For preparation and scheduling reasons, all proposals must be received and
complete by September 14. This includes PowerPoint-type slides, which must be
transmitted to our A/V department by that date. Outside computers or
slides/pictures not previously sent to the A/V department will not be permitted.
Sooner is better!
Remember that this year registration is open until September 18 and there is no
registration at the door, so register or submit a presenation proposal now!
BrickCon in an annual adult Lego fan convention in the Seattle area. BrickCon
be October 3--6 at the Seattle Center. See
|BrickFair VA will be holding four separate contests for LEGO MINDSTORMS|
enthusiasts this year. The long-running favorites Stock Sumo and Unlimited Sumo
will be held again as usual, and there are two new contests as well, Capture the
Flag and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
In Capture the Flag, two robots will face off from opposite sides of the table,
and the winner will be the first robot that can locate the flag, grab it, and
find its way back to home base. The flag is represented by an infrared
HiTechnic ball, and as an added complication, it starts out on a flag carrier
robot that is wandering randomly around the arena. This contest is recommended
for AFOLs, although FOLs of all ages are welcome to compete.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a variant of last year's Mine Rescue that
will find out which of the robots is best equipped to help minifigs explore the
deep underground. Contestants must follow a line drawn on the table, access a
plastic bore hole, and lower a minifig safely to the bottom. This contest is
recommended for KFOLs and TFOLs, although FOLs of all ages are welcome to
The official contest rules can be found at the following links:
Capture the Flag: http://www.brickfair.com/game/pop/Capture.pdf
Journey to the Center of the Earth:
Stock & Unlimited Sumo: http://www.brickfair.com/game/pop/SumoRules.pdf
BrickFair VA will be coming to the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA from
August 1-4, 2013. Public hours are on August 3rd and 4th from 11:00 AM to 4:00
|This is a call out to all AFOL, LEGO collectors, builders, hobbyists,|
enthusiasts within walking, driving or flying distance of Toronto, Canada.
The Brickfête Team would love to see you this summer for our annual LEGO Fan
Convention. Join us for some good times completely focused on our beloved
obsession with the brick. You will see some amazing displays, have chances to
get involved with fun games and event, as well as hear from an official LEGO
Designer and LEGO Master Builder.
This July 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2013!
Hilton Hotel, Airport Rd in Toronto, Canada
To register for the four days visit our AFOL portion of our site
www.brickfete.com/AFOL/event and please note, space is limited so act now,
operators are standing by.
We have secured some great room rates (however those end soon, so book now
before you end up paying full Toronto prices.)
If you are from out of town (or country) we are located right across from the
Toronto Airport, which means you can just fly here, board the shuttle to the
hotel and not worry about renting cars, maps or public transit.
Join our websites free forum if you have any questions or want to discuss
things such as sharing a room, collaborative builds, or just a chance to connect
with others before the event.
Our list of events are being posted and there is something for everyone to get
Have you built something cool that others would love to see???
Do you want to hang out with other amazing builders?
Listen to LEGO guest speakers or get involved with build challenges or contests!
Don't forget those prize raffles and all the other fun activities!
Want to have chances to win LEGO prizes or bid in the LEGO auction??
Display with us and enjoy the company of other AFOLS.
We cant wait to see you on the attendees list and to see what you have built.
If you are new to conventions and are hesitating
check this forum post out and
feel free to ask questions www.brickfete.com/AFOL/thread/120
All the rest of the details and more can be read on www.brickfete.com
See you in July,
Janey Red Brick & Chris Magno
On behalf of the entire Brickfete team!
Does your child love LEGO?
Check out Brickfêtes Public Expo Days
The general public is invited to view the awesome LEGO Creations on display
July 13th and 14th, 2013 10am until 3pm
Tickets sold at the door and online
We cant wait to see you there,
The Brickfête Team
A festival run by fans, made by the fans, for the fans.
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Good afternoon everyone,
If you have not heard, Brickworld 2013 will be held at a new home - The
Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Shaumburg, IL. This move is in
response to the attendees desire to hold the event in a single room. We will be
starting this year with a 50,000 square foot room for the fun.
This will be an entirely new and fun experience for all the attendees.
You can learn more at Brickworlds web site.
Also, Geek Nation Tours will be hosting a special tour to the event if they
generate enough interest. Stay tuned as they will post additional information.
As always, we look forward to seeing everyone at the event in June.
Adam, Bryan and the entire Brickworld Team
|BrickHaven 2012 is an AFOL Weekend Getaway designed for adult LEGO fans and|
their families, to be hosted at Legoland Florida on November 3rd & 4th, 2012.
(See the web-site for registration).
The weekend will include:
- Discount park tickets
- Two presentations -- one focused on the park (on Saturday), and one via
model builder staff (on Sunday)
- A in-park scavenger hunt with prizes
- A catered BBQ lunch on Saturday
- Limited MOC space if there is enough interest. In a covered area; volunteers
to help watch the area whilst fans play in the park.
- And other fun activities lined up, that you'll have to be registered to learn
|The BrickCon 2012 Presentation/Session/Activity schedule is being|
finalized this weekend before the program goes to press, so if you'd like
to give a talk/moderate a roundtable/run an activity I need a title,
description, and requirements by September 15, this Saturday.
Also due this Saturday are Audio/Visual stuff associated with a
presentation (such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, or projected
images) which need to go to Nicole, our AV master. Contact me for her
Relatedly, the Virtual LEGO Room Tour, hosted by Carlyle Livingston, will
be returning to BrickCon this year.
Basically, this will be a roundtable where people bring pictures of their
Lego storage/build/sorting areas and do a show and tell. Since
those are projected images they will also need to be taken and sent to
Nicole by the end of Saturday.
BrickCon is an annual adult Lego fan convention and exhibition in Seattle
since 2002. BrickCon 2012 will be October 4, 5, 6, and 7 at the Seattle
Center Exhibition Hall and Northwest Rooms
|SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON (July 11, 2012)
LEGO® Systems Celebrates a New Theme Each Day at San Diego Comic-Con
-Surprises abound for fans as construction toy maker unveils new playsets,
life-sized models, mystery builds, contests and one-of-a-kind
giveaways in support of popular licensed properties-
LEGO Systems, Inc., the worlds leading construction toy manufacturer, unveils
its largest ever San Diego Comic-Con presence with a theme of the day calendar
of events that celebrates its top licensed properties including LEGO® THE LORD
OF THE RINGS™ and LEGO THE HOBBIT™, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Star Wars™ and LEGO
NINJAGO. LEGO Systems welcomes show attendees with displays of life-size models,
first-ever reveals of LEGO building sets and limited edition giveaways. In
addition, attendees are invited to help build a section of its booth each day
that features 7.5 feet tall mosaics of Comic Con favorites at booth #2829 of the
San Diego Convention Center, July 12-15.
Each year were overwhelmed by the excitement Comic-Con fans show toward the
LEGO brand and the new playsets we introduce based on their favorite characters
and storylines, said Michael McNally, brand relations director, LEGO Systems,
Inc. As we celebrate our 80th anniversary this year, were pulling out all the
stops in San Diego to show fans how the classic LEGO brick continues to build
popularity among children and adults of all ages with a rotation of themes and
activities for fans of all interests.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit- Thursday, July 12
Epic characters and scenes take LEGO form in the newly released LEGO THE LORD OF
THE RINGSTM collection, based on the popular THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.
Additionally, to coincide with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
in December, LEGO Systems will introduce a collection of LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN
UNEXPECTED JOURNEY™ building sets in December 2012.
The imaginations of fans attending the show will journey to Middle-earth when
they catch a sneak peek of the first LEGO The Hobbit set in the upcoming
collection, and a preview of short videos for LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS that
are scheduled to air on Cartoon Network. The excitement continues with a
hands-on Hobbit-themed scavenger hunt to build Bilbo Baggins in LEGO minifigure
form. Attendees may pick up the first piece of Bilbo along with a special
Middle-earth map at the LEGO booth, which will lead them on a show floor journey
to collect the missing pieces to complete the Bilbo minifigure. The reverse side
of the map includes instructions for a LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS contest that
challenges fans to build any scene from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy for a
chance to win a trip to LEGOLAND® California along with a Warner Bros. studio
tour. For those not attending the show, instructions can be found at
http://thelordoftherings.lego.com. LEGO Systems will also host a raffle to award
one lucky winner a custom 5-inch model of Bilbo made completely out of LEGO
LEGO Super Heroes Friday, July 13
LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe TM adventures soar to new heights with the
public debut of 2013 LEGO Super Heroes minifigures. To spotlight the collection
that recreates famous DC Comic Super Heroes and Super Villains with a collection
of sets and buildable characters, LEGO Systems will display a LEGO Super Heroes
DC Universe 3-D mosaic featuring iconic images of Wonder Woman™, Batman™ and
Superman™. One raffle winner will receive an exclusive 5-inch Batman model in
LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL sets and buildable action figures bring scenes of
great Marvel characters such as the Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men to life, in
addition to new characters unveiled for the first time in their 2013 LEGO MARVEL
Super Heroes minifigure form. A life-size model of the Incredible Hulk in LEGO
form will dominate the show floor, 2012 construction sets will be displayed and
an exclusive 5-inch Spider-Man in LEGO form will be given away to one lucky
winner who enters Fridays raffle.
LEGO Star Wars Saturday, July 14
May the Force be with San Diego Comic-Con visitors as LEGO Systems unveils the
new LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit construction set, one of 20 new LEGO Star Wars
sets launching in 2013 and a sneak preview of the latest LEGO Star Wars episode
slated to air on Cartoon Network. To complete this days expedition, a
one-of-a-kind 5-inch Luke Skywalker in LEGO form will be given away to one lucky
winner who enters the raffle.
LEGO NINJAGO Sunday, July 15
One of the most successful LEGO play themes ever, NINJAGO introduces a new
chapter to a storyline that merges classic construction with social and virtual
gaming experiences, anchored by 26 episodes of the NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu
animated television series airing on Cartoon Network. Devoted ninjas should
gather at the LEGO booth at 2 PM PST on Sunday for a special Ninjago
announcement that will further the excitement of this original story. An
exclusive panel discussing all things LEGO NINJAGO takes place Sunday morning at
10:30 AM in room #8. A one-of-a-kind 5-inch green LEGO Ninja will be awarded to
winner of Sundays raffle.
LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a
privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the
worlds leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for
children. The company is committed to the development of childrens creative and
imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the
1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: Only the best is good enough. Visit
the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com
LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, NINJAGO and TECHNIC are trademarks of the LEGO
Group. © 2012 The LEGO Group.
DC Universe and all related characters are elements or trademarks of and © DC
TM and © 2012 Marvel and Subs.
© New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED
JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are
trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under
license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s12)
© 2012 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of
the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events
and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth
Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s12)
© 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.
-end of report-
|In lugnet.events, Benjamin Medinets wrote:|
> In lugnet.events, Dan Prouty wrote:
> > Just in case folks hadn't heard already the grand opening for the new Lego store
> > at the Eastview mall near Rochester, NY will be April 27, 28 and 28.
> > If you have met some of the master builders, Chris will be there : ) I also
> > heard they are still looking for volunteers - for 6 hours of fun (volunteering
> > with the Buzz Lightyear Build) you can get 30% off your purchase!!!
> > http://stores.lego.com/en-us/Victor/LandingPage.aspx
> > If you want to help just call the store at (585) 223-9686
> > Can't wait for my first store opening!!!
> I can't wait either. The mall is absolutely gorgeous, The lego store itself is
> quite small. My advice is get in line early on Saturday and Sunday if
> you want the store build or the minifig set.
LUCNY's sending 5 members as volunteers - see you there, Ben and Dan!
|In lugnet.events, Dan Prouty wrote:|
> Just in case folks hadn't heard already the grand opening for the new Lego store
> at the Eastview mall near Rochester, NY will be April 27, 28 and 28.
> If you have met some of the master builders, Chris will be there : ) I also
> heard they are still looking for volunteers - for 6 hours of fun (volunteering
> with the Buzz Lightyear Build) you can get 30% off your purchase!!!
> If you want to help just call the store at (585) 223-9686
> Can't wait for my first store opening!!!
I can't wait either. The mall is absolutely gorgeous, The lego store itself is
quite small. My advice is get in line early on Saturday and Sunday if
you want the store build or the minifig set.
|Just in case folks hadn't heard already the grand opening for the new Lego store|
at the Eastview mall near Rochester, NY will be April 27, 28 and 28.
If you have met some of the master builders, Chris will be there : ) I also
heard they are still looking for volunteers - for 6 hours of fun (volunteering
with the Buzz Lightyear Build) you can get 30% off your purchase!!!
If you want to help just call the store at (585) 223-9686
Can't wait for my first store opening!!!
|In lugnet.announce, David Eaton wrote:|
> NELUG recently held an event dedicated to setting the world record for the
> longest LEGO monorail track. From everything we had seen, the previous record
> was somewhere around 200-300 linear feet of monorail track, depending on how you
> counted it, with a few close contenders, such as the OBB layout, which I believe
> has happened a few times with similar amounts of track.
> We took a tally in the club, and figured out we could easily beat the record if
> everyone contributed their track towards the common goal. The trickier part was
> actually finding a venue! So we ended up in a pretty small display place, the
> Wenham Museum (not big enough to display ALL our track), but enough to set the
> When all was said and done, we came up with a loop of track that was 28069.36
> studs long (about 736' 8.74", or 224.55m). And if you total up all the track
> used (but not in the loop), it's about 29769.96 studs long! The tally:
> Long: 162 (4 not used in loop)
> Short: 180 (1 not used in loop)
> Curve: 312 (1 not used in loop)
> Stop: 57 (all used)
> Ramps: 174 (2 not used in loop)
> Half-Curves: 38 (31 not used in loop)
> Points as Half-Curves: 5 (all used)
> Points as Straights: 31 (all used)
> The layout:
> Photos of the event:
> Videos of the loop:
Wow we did it! That layout is many times more impressive than I was expecting.
Great job guys! If anyone ever challenges the record, don't forget a handful of
other NELUGers have even more track to add... ;)
|NELUG recently held an event dedicated to setting the world record for the|
longest LEGO monorail track. From everything we had seen, the previous record
was somewhere around 200-300 linear feet of monorail track, depending on how you
counted it, with a few close contenders, such as the OBB layout, which I believe
has happened a few times with similar amounts of track.
We took a tally in the club, and figured out we could easily beat the record if
everyone contributed their track towards the common goal. The trickier part was
actually finding a venue! So we ended up in a pretty small display place, the
Wenham Museum (not big enough to display ALL our track), but enough to set the
When all was said and done, we came up with a loop of track that was 28069.36
studs long (about 736' 8.74", or 224.55m). And if you total up all the track
used (but not in the loop), it's about 29769.96 studs long! The tally:
Long: 162 (4 not used in loop)
Short: 180 (1 not used in loop)
Curve: 312 (1 not used in loop)
Stop: 57 (all used)
Ramps: 174 (2 not used in loop)
Half-Curves: 38 (31 not used in loop)
Points as Half-Curves: 5 (all used)
Points as Straights: 31 (all used)
Photos of the event:
Videos of the loop:
|Bricks By The Bay 2012 is looking for LEGO-related talks, roundtables, and|
special activities for the Convention, taking place March 16 -18 in Santa Clara,
CA. Going to and putting on sessions are one of the things that makes a Lego
Past talks have included publishing LEGO-related books, Using RCX bricks to
control motorized models, using LEGO Mindstorms in the classroom, among many
others. Roundtables, or moderated discussions, have included Planning for the
NMRA convention, discussions about publishing BrickJournal, and creating LEGO
Possible ideas include:
Steampunk LEGO Creations
An Introduction to LDraw and related programs
An Introduction to Lego Digital Designer
Packing models for shipping without breaking
Lego Plans on eReaders and the iPad
LEGO at Burning Man
Building Big skyscrapers and other large buildings
Bricklink An Average Sellers Perspective
FIRST LEGO League
Collecting Rare Elements
LEGO Pirates Roundtable
Steam Locomotive Design Techniques
Sorting & Storing Roundtable
All we need for more talks, roundtables, and activities are ideas and people to
run with them. A projector and screen for your computer will be available.
Anyone who would like to run a presentation or activity should e-mail proposals
or questions to Paul Sinasohn (singlow AT gmail DOT complease mention Bricks By
The Bay in the subject). If possible, please include a possible title, brief
description for the event program, and any time constraints or facility
requirements. Events are typically scheduled to run up to sixty minutes but can
be scheduled for more or less time.
I need proposals by February 26 to have time to prepare the schedule and the
program. Earlier is better. All presenters must register for the full
Bricks by the Bay is an annual Lego hobbyist convention and exposition in the
Dan Francisco Bay Area. Bricks by the Bay 2012 will take place March 16 18,
2012, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. For more information or to register
|Tore Eriksson wrote:|
> Tak så meget, Jacob. Very valuable information in deed. I had the
> impression that Lego World takes place in Copenhagen itself, not
> outside. But then OTOH, I haven't at all planned the details of my
> visit in Denmark yet, or even had a look on a map...
According to most definitions I think even the airport is in Copenhagen
itself. The location of LEGO World even more so. I just assumed "city"
= "historic city centre".
LEGO Purists' Fighter (building instructions):
|In lugnet.events.legoworld, Jacob Sparre Andersen wrote:|
> Tore Eriksson wrote:
> > I've ordered my airplane ticket now. I'll be at Kastrup airport Feb 16
> > at 08:05.
> > Don't know how long it takes to get into the City from there.
> ~15 minutes. (Plus up to 4 minutes waiting for the next metro.)
> Bella Center where Lego World takes place is closer; first you take the
> regional train from Kastrup to Ørestad, and then you take the metro one
> stop towards city.
> Play well,
Tak så meget, Jacob. Very valuable information in deed. I had the impression
that Lego World takes place in Copenhagen itself, not outside. But then OTOH, I
haven't at all planned the details of my visit in Denmark yet, or even had a
look on a map...
|Tore Eriksson wrote:|
> I've ordered my airplane ticket now. I'll be at Kastrup airport Feb 16
> at 08:05.
> Don't know how long it takes to get into the City from there.
~15 minutes. (Plus up to 4 minutes waiting for the next metro.)
Bella Center where Lego World takes place is closer; first you take the
regional train from Kastrup to Ørestad, and then you take the metro one
stop towards city.
Jacob's LEGO cars:
|In lugnet.events.legoworld, Jacob Sparre Andersen wrote:|
> Tim Courtney wrote:
> > In lugnet.events.legoworld, Jacob Sparre Andersen wrote:
> > > I'll be in town (as usual). With a bit of coersion, I might be
> > > talked into going to Lego World.
> > >
> > > I could also give a guided tour to see
> > > <http://sascha.mehlhase.info/physics.php this model>. Just let me
> > > know a few days in advance.
> > It's looking like Thursday the 16th is a work day for me, and I am
> > more flexible Friday and Saturday. So, consider this coercion. :-)
> Okay. :-) Friday will suit me best, as Lea will be in day-care.
> > Would there be room for a couple people to join?
> > P.S. If this coercion isn't sufficient, I could coerce further in
> > liquid form later.
> Play well,
I've ordered my airplane ticket now. I'll be at Kastrup airport Feb 16 at 08:05.
Don't know how long it takes to get into the City from there.
If I find a couch to sleep on, or another inexpensive alternative, I'll stay in
Copenhagen for two days, otherwise I move on back to Sweden on Thursday night.
Hope to be able to make Copenhagen for two days though.