|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:
|This special event being held at Toys"R"Us stores across the country lets you|
experience the brand new building craze, LEGO® Friends, and support Alexs
Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in the fight against childhood cancer! LEGO
will hold an exclusive event at participating ToysRUs stores on Saturday,
February 4 from 12 to 2 pm, where children can create a complimentary LEGO
Friends lemonade stand to take home. For each stand built, The LEGO Group will
donate $1 to ALSF*!
Click here for more info:
http://www.alexslemonade.org/lego%C2%AE-friends-event-toysrus-stores and help
spread the word!
|The 7th edition of the major ItLUG event will be on July 6-7-8 2012.|
Informations on ItLUG website: http://www.itlug.org
Renew organization, new AFOLs contest, AFOLs special events, new exhibition
layout, new play area and many other news.
Registration are open!
Many updates in the near future, stay tuned!
|For Immediate Release|
Contact: Robin Werner
TAMPA, FLORIDA - The Greater Florida LEGO Users Group (GFLUG) is proud to
announce its participation in the Tampa Model Train Show this December 17-18,
2011 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center.
The GFLUG all LEGO Gauge train layout will feature our large Downtown Tampa
scene with various skyscrapers, buildings, highways, a working drive-in and
much more. There will be multiple loops of running LEGO Trains and even more
trains on display in the two large working railroad yards. Also, dont miss
the Kids Build and Play area where you can build with thousands of LEGO Bricks!
7th Tampa Model Train Show
December 19 and 20, 2009
Florida State Fairgrounds
Special Events Center
Martin Luther King Boulevard
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 9am - 5pm
Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 10am - 4pm
There is a admission fee for Adults, kids 12 and under FREE w/adult.
Also there is a fee for parking (so carpool with friends)
One dollar off adult coupon:
|AFOLCON and The LEGO Show are back for 2012!
Weve just got confirmation that AFOLCON and The LEGO Show are back for
Specifically, the 3rd - 7th May 2012 in Manchester, UK.
For those of you that havent heard about the show before, AFOLCON is a
special adult only fan convention for AFOLs from all over the world. After
private convention days, the show is opened to the public as The LEGO Show.
In 2011, AFOLCON had around 80 attendees from all over the UK, Europe and even
Zimbabwe! There was a full day of conference sessions giving the inside track
about the LEGO community.
The keynote session saw the launch of the LEGO Master Builder Academy, followed
by sessions from LEGO and TT Games designers as well as a LEGO certified
professional and LEGO Serious Play consultant.
Not only that, but every AFOLCON attendee also received a goodie bag worth over
£50 each and were invited to visit the LEGOland Discovery Centre too for a
special after hours visit.
The LEGO Show attracted over 5250 members of the public and included both
Bricklink stores and a LEGO Brand store, as well as a LEGO museum and theatre.
For 2012, the team have raised the bar!
For more details on AFOLCON and how to be involved, check out www.afolcon.com
- New Location! Were moving to a huge new location at the Trafford Center with over 6000 sq meters of exhibition space (and its right opposite the Discovery Centre!)
- Free Parking. Not only for AFOLS, but also the public. There are over 3000 free spaces.
- More sessions. AFOLCON will be split over two days this year, giving more time for talks, workshops and of course socialising.
- Open to everyone. The extra space available also means that now anyone can display at The LEGO Show - you dont have to register for the full convention to join in the weekend fun (though, of course, youll miss out on all the sessions and other goodies!)
Registration is open to attend the full conference or just display a MOC.
Public ticket sales and information are also open right now at
|The deadline to submit proposals for sessions at BrickCon 2011 is Wednesday,|
September 7. Earlier submissions are better and more likely to be scheduled at
a preferred time (for example, not during the scheduled meal breaks 12-1 and
6-7:30 each day).
Sessions already scheduled include a LEGO Ambassador Q&A, a chat with LEGO
designer Pierre Normandin, drafts (sets 7346 and 4182), a film fest, a Dirty
Brickster, the Wacky Race and many more.
Past sessions that no one has yet expressed an interest in running this year
include the Landscaping Roundtable, the Virtual LEGO Room Tour, packaing MOCs,
If you would like to run a session at BrickCon this year please send a proposal
to Thomas Garrison as soon as possible. Include a title, a brief description
suitable for inclusion in the program, facilities requirements, and any schedule
BrickCon is an annual convention and exhibition for adult fans of LEGO at the
Seattle Center in Seattle,Washington, the first weekend of October. BrickCon
2011 will be September 29--October 2. Registration is limited to 500, 272 of
whom have already registered.
The cutoff for brick badges and goody bags is September 15. For more
|lol, I was just going thru these pictures on flickr when this email came in.|
It is great that you and others got pics up and I will be looking for more over
the coming weeks.
Dave, it is especially nice to see the free build outside as I saw none of it.
I did get video of the displays inside which I shared with family today.
As soon as I get a chance I will burn a copy and mail it up to Janey so you can
see things in motion including most of Dirty Brickster.
No doubt replays of some of those awesome moves there will have you prepared for
The show was such a good time thanks so much everyone.
It really was so great to meet so many wonderful people. Lego fans and their
support staff alike.
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> Subject: Brickfete 2011 a huge success!! (at least from the feedback I got
> from everyone)
> Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 02:38:00 +0000
> Brickfete was fantastic! I'm still pumped and haven't come down from that
> The 4 days flew by waaay too quickly!
> So here's some things--
> First, pics--
> I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted, but lack of time and energy. The
> good bit is there were lots of photo-bugs there and I'm sure more pics'll show
> Second, the public day--
> Fantastic! I was out in the free build area for the most part of the day and
> kids and adults just building and playing. Some folks stayed a few minutes
> whilst some were there for hours. I find nothing brings all ages and all
> everything else together like big bins o' lego.
> Third, the events--
> I only partook in Dirty Brickster (thanks Jen!). OMG!!! That was exceptionally
> fun! I watched (some) of the other events and those that partook thoroughly
> enjoyed (from what I could see)
> fourth, the builds--
> I walked around and was blown away by the extremely high quality MOCs present.
> From the huge twin towers to the small mosaics--it was very apparent that love
> and committment to the hobby went into them all
> saving he best to last-- the people--
> Once again hanging with fellow fans of the brick is great. Doing it at a fest
> is better. Having almost all my close LEGO friends at one spot for 4
> Thanks Jim for being there and putting up with us 'fanboys' Abner, Steve and
> the rest of the US contingent for being Canadian for 4 days and using 'funny
> The QueLUG fans (that, up to this weekend I had no clue about) thanks for
> and making the event so much more fun! Marc--we'll hang out more for sure!
> I'm forgertting a great many pepole here, but i'm still catching up on sleep
> Jen and Jeff, thanks for remainging the steadfast friends that I've always
> It's more appreciated than you can know.
> Chris, the strong back of Brickfete 2011--you did so much for the show, but
> did so much for me personally--thanks
> And Janey--you rock girl! I can't say more without getting misty eyed so I'll
> leave it there.
> To all the participants, thanks for being there and putting up with so many
> 'Daveisms' I loved beingf with all of you. I want to do more with you.
> Here's looking at Brickfete 2012
> Dave K
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