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  3. LEGO brick build birdhouse

    Svend Erik Saksun - Ambassador for EuroLUG - has shared pictures from his home build birdhouse with me. After 10 years he change the location and finally a blue tit couple moved in lately. How sweet.
  4. Last week
  5. Visit to BrickCan in Vancouver

    Jan - awesome to have you here! Hope you can come back again soon. We have an awesome LEGO community out here, and we welcome the world. The "Cascadian" west coast is a LEGO hot-bed, both for LEGO fans, and the general public. People out here love the brick! Robin
  6. Visit to BrickCan in Vancouver

    Thought that flag looked familiar! Nice to see it get some more mileage! - Robin
  7. Guest Blog Post: LUGO at BRICKTOPIA Oamaru

    It was a fantastic weekend with a great atmosphere, and a joy to experience all the support and delight of the local community, the local District Council, and, most of all, the local Lions Club who voluntarily helped with set up, pack up, and throughout the weekend, with a willing 'can do' attitude. With Oamaru being New Zealand's "Steam-punk Capital" we encouraged exhibitors to create something with a Steam-punk flavour, and had the local Steam-punk Society as guest judges, judging "Best Steam-punk Creation" and "Best in Show". Our local mayor, who officially opened the show for us, also gave a "Mayor's Choice" prize, and the exhibitors also voted for "Best of the Rest". We had a total of 1195 visitors through the door, which for a town of 14,000 people, we were very pleased with! Being Oamaru's first ever Brick Show the public had no idea what to expect, in either quality or quantity - many of them expressed a sense of amazement and awe when they came through the doors. And they loved that there were not only amazing exhibits to behold, but also bricks to get hold of and build their own creations with. Our 13 exhibitors came from as far away as Dunedin (one and half hours south), and Christchurch (three and a half hours north) and also included some first-time local Oamrau exhibitors. For a show of only 13 contributors we had an amazing variety of displays, from trains and city to Great Ball Contraptions and Mindstorms, from Steam-punk to sewing machines, Star Wars to street scenes, from the mechanics of hefty Porsches to the magic of Harry Potter. Our local businesses gave wonderful sponsorship support, perhaps something one sees more often in small-town communities. Support included free poster printing and the free provision of pedestrian traffic barriers to protect our displays. We were also able to supply our VIP guests (children with disabilities) with goody bags containing movie vouchers from our local cinema Cinema, lolly bags from the local lolly factory, burger vouchers from Subway, and free LEGO polybags from our local 'The Warehouse' chainstore. Profits from our door sales went to Oamaru Recreation Centre's "Active Kids" Holiday Programme, making their great holiday activities accessible to struggling families. At this stage, we hope to run BRICKTOPIA every second year. Meanwhile keep an eye out for NZ's Southland Brick Show (April 28-29), Christchurch Brick Show (14-15 July), and Dunedin Brick Show (Oct 6-7). Please remember to follow the blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the Blog main page for more great articles.
  8. THE Comic Con 4

    Are you fan of comics and pop culture? You love LEGO? Join THE Comic Con 4!
  9. Planet Promise Celebration at Enfield Hub

    This is a lovely initiative
  10. Planet Promise Celebration at Enfield Hub

    Employees at the Enfield office were encouraged to take a quick break from work today to celebrate the recently announced Sustainable Packaging goal and the new recyclable paper-pulp trays for Advent Calendars. The Local Community Engagement team helped us to turn these trays into planters, supplying basil, kale (ew), and spinach seeds with fresh soil and water. Also, cupcakes. I'm the opposite of a green thumb, so here's hoping something will grow! Please remember to follow the blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the Blog main page for more great articles.
  11. Visit to BrickCan in Vancouver

    Thanks for visiting our beautiful city. One day longer and you would have had even hotter 20C sunny weather. Do come back and bring your family sometime in the near future. The LEGO-ized Canadian flag is what I had built based on a redesign of one Robin Sather uses (in Duplo) for his mall builds. I don't have Duplo in that quantity, but hey, we have a lot of white and red activity boxes of bricks, that can be put to good use!
  12. April 14-15th ItLUG held not one but two important events in Italy: "Mattoncini in Villa", in the town of Villa di Serio (near Bergamo) and "Mattoncini in città", in the town of Udine, in north-eastern Italy. "Mattoncini in Villa" was at its third edition, and to the two classic gyms we used in the past for the exhibition, a third one was added this year, and it really helped with the children play area and with the flow of visitors. At the event we displayed our two community projects built last year, the reproduction of the "Centro Piacentiniano" of Bergamo (for the first time so close to its "hometown", Bergamo), and the "Pirellone", the reproduction, almost 2 meters tall, of the historical Milan skyscraper, that is generally in display inside the actual building (it's back there now, if you happen to pass by, right at the entrance). Besides these big projects we also had dozens of other MOCs and activities for the public and for AFOLs (like a LEGO® Serious Play course). "Centro Piacentiniano" of Bergamo "Pirellone", the historical Milan skyscrape Complete Flickr album for Mattoncini in Villa. The other event of the week-end was "Mattoncini in città" in Udine, also at its third edition. We had many great creations there too (some of which recently seen in the Kockice event in Croatia), just let me point out the amazing 1960s train display, with a huge brick-built LEGO Gnome/Mascot and all its little "brothers". 1960s train display LEGO Gnome/Mascot Complete Flickr album for Mattoncini in città. Please remember to follow the blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the Blog main page for more great articles.
  13. Visit to BrickCan in Vancouver

    This weekend I visited BrickCan in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was a fantastic experience being back to North America after around 10 years and feeling so welcome. The event is stunning and very cozy - around 250 great and super friendly AFOLs - I felt after the first day that I have made 250 new friends! I had the opportunity to meet with all 5 West Coast Convention Owners to discuss programs and future plans as well as meeting with 7 Ambassadors. This was truely inspiring. The event has a lot of very exciting and funny game and socializing activies, very interesting speeches and presentations as well as great MOCs on display. I enjoyed my trip very very much and I cannot give enough thanks to the organizing Crew around John Langrish, Allan Corbeil and Robin Sather and all participants for this awesome and wonderful experience and great time! I can strongly recommend to visit BrickCan - I will be back for sure!!!
  14. GC - Kindergartenbautag 2018 in Glauchau

    Impressions of the Kindergartebautag 2018 in our hometown Glauchau
  15. Paseo de Marti (CUBA)

    So glad I googled the name, looks like a wonderful spot for some inspiration! looks great guys! Awesome work team!
  16. Mozaic @combles d'en france

    As part of the "Open Gate Day", the compnay Combles d'en France (St Pierre de Salerne - France) our communicy has been asked to organize and animate the building of a LEGO mozaïc made of 21000 2x2 bricks. We will as well organize building activities for children.
  17. Paseo de Marti (CUBA)

    This collaborative diorama has especially been built by 15 members of our LUG to be presented during our Main event in FOIRE de ROUEN (March 2018) For this project, we choosed the famous avenue of Havana that has 200 years of history with beautiful colored houses with arches and balconies. In this avenue, very frequented by tourists and also local population, one can see a lot of old american cars from the 40s and 50s.
  18. Open day at Renault Factory Cléon - France

    As part of the "Oen Gate Day" at Renaulf Cléon factory (Normandy - France), our communicy has been asked to organize and animate the building of a LEGO mosaïque made of 21000 2x2 bricks. The drawing has been made by the renault employees
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  20. Guest Blog Post: SEALUG at Emerald City Comic Con

    The Seattle Lego Users Group (SEALUG) was invited to Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) to display for the seventh year! ECCC is the third largest comic convention in the USA and draws 100,000+ people over a 4 day period to the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, WA. ECCC is about comics as well as everything related to science-fiction (sci-fi), fantasy, TV, movies, animation, artists, actors, and pop culture. The MOC’s that we created reflect that diversity! We were provided with 8000 square feet of display space and we had several local LEGO vendors (secondary market) set up nearby selling minifigures, collectible sets, and other LEGO items. This year we had a Kid’s Build Zone where families had access to loose brick to build anything to their hearts desire! SEALUG partnered with other LEGO User Groups in the area, such as Architecture Lego Users Group (ARCHLUG) and South Puget Sound Lego User Group (SPSLUG) to provide a wide display of LEGO MOC’s and mosaics. We had close to 70 participants across all the LUG’s with SEALUG providing the majority at over 50! Each year the displays change due to what’s “hot” in sci-fi/fantasy, movies, TV, and comic books and that’s the beauty of coming to our event year over year as you never know what you’ll see or find! Some noteworthy displays are highlighted below! Mark Andaya’s mosaic from the Disney movie “Coco!” The mosaic be on display later this year at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, a Disney Fan Event! Right next to Mark’s mosaic was Steve Oakes display of “Cap’n Crunch” Next to Steve’s display was Anu Pehrson’s rice plantation inspired by the LEGO Ninjago movie! Carlyle Livingston and Caleb Watson’s “Empire Strikes Back” scene was definitely a crowd pleaser! The Brothers Brick sponsored at new collaborative city build based upon the LEGO Ninjago movie as well. We expect a larger display in October at BrickCon 2018! Here’s David Frank standing behind his “Starcraft II” MOC! Finally, Bre Burn’s Technic pinball machine was another huge hit of the show. Lastly, “it takes a village” to put on this event like this each year. I would like to personally thank the following people: · RJ Coughlin who has been our ECCC coordinator for the last seven years. He does a great job of coordinating with ECCC, the builders, and the LUG’s! · Geoff Vleck of Geoff Vlcek Photography who was our official photographer for ECCC this year. Here’s the link to where you can find more pictures from ECCC by Geoff Vlcek. Last and not least, THANKS to the entire team for this year’s ECCC! Please remember to follow the blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the Blog main page for more great articles.
  21. Expo Brickenburg

    The Brickenburg Expo will be hosted by Hello Shopping Park in Bacau, Romania, @450 km from Cluj-Napoca. There will be exhibited layouts with MOCs who also integrates official LEGO® sets from City/Trains/Castle/SW/Technic/themes. During the event are organized free building workshops and other interactive activities
  22. Russian Fan Forum of Lego Moscow Festival "Summer Brick 2018"

    The Russian LEGO users group | invites to 2-days-long LEGO fan creations festival in 20-22 July 2018 in Taganrog, Rostov region, Russia. Link (in Russian):!.html Our plans for the meeting: Builders’ Battle Competition Collaborative CITY/Town diorama Collaborative Western diorama Individual fan creations displays Collaborative Technic diorama Collaborative retro LEGO sets display Photo exhibition of Lego-themed pictures by our forum members Robot Battle Мaster-classes of educational robotics and entertaining physics with lego Builders master-classes for all Date and time: 20 July, 2018 - 10:00-20:00 (day for participants) 21-22 July, 2018 - 10:00-18:00 (guests day; fee 200 Russian Rubles; Family ticket (4 persons) - 700 Russian Rubles Address: Russia, Rostov region, Taganrog, Festival House of Culture (Lenina street, 212). Contact: +7 (938) 1007815
  23. KOCKAFESZT - Christmas edition

    This will be our first event in Ózd, a smaller city in Hungary. It is on an advent weekend, so we'll dedicate the event for the winter spirit - probably using also the 2x4 white bricks from the yearly support.
  24. BrickFair VA

    BrickFair is Washington DC's and Northern Virginia's long-running AFOL convention and public expo. BrickFair VA features over 1,000 exhibitors and vendors and hosts 10,000+ public visitors each year. PUBLIC INFO: HOURS: Saturday & Sunday August 4 & 5, 2018. Doors open at 10:00am. TICKETS: Tickets are $15 per public visitor. Promo codes are sometimes found on facebook ( and other social media. PRIVATE CONVENTION: Wednesday August 1, 12:00pm through Sunday Aug. 5, 2018 4:00pm. Virginia is BrickFair's only 5-day event - because we have so many games to play and so many LEGO prizes to give away. Other BrickFairs are 4-day events. Exhibitor info: First-timer exhibitor info: The private convention includes 73 games and activities spread over 5 full days of LEGO fun and camaraderie. Registration is $65/person.
  25. Sunshine Coast Brick Event

    Please see flyer for details or
  26. Klodsfest - Byggepladen

    Byggepladen's annual event to be held at "Kalundborg Hallerne" in Kalundborg (Denmark). Open for the public on Sunday only from 10:00 to 16:00!!
  27. Ludicomix Bricks & Kids

    ToscanaBricks and ItLUG return for the sixth year to Ludicomix Bricks & Kids (15th edition) on April, 21st - 22nd, within the historic center of Empoli (Tuscany). Ludicomix Bricks & Kids is an event dedicated to the world of fantasy, to videogames, to comics and, of course, to LEGO bricks.
  28. Guest Blog Post: DixieLUG at The Model Train Show

    That Spaghetti junction is awesome! I remember seeing some shots of that last month. Complicated beast just like in real life
  29. An afternoon with LEGO robots

    In this afternoon, we provide a good possibility for visitors to try LEGO robots and learn basic programming. This is an event in cooperation with Raspberry Learning.
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