We are starting a new Cliff module standard that is designed to work with our ocean standard as well as our MILS Modules.
Here are a few images of various pieces that we have as well as how they can be combined:
Here’s the modules above placed together:
The height of the Cliff is 5 bricks (from a MILS) or 6 bricks from the ocean height. On the connecting side, the cliff face must be on the 5th, 6th, or 7th stud from the front. This breaks from the normal MILS type standard where the transition is generally in the middle, so we can have a full 8 stud deep building on top of the cliff.
Here is a step by step guide for creating the straight cliff module:
Here is a step by step guide for the convex corner which is on a 16×16 baseplate:
Here’s a step by step guide for a concave Cliff module:
Several Cactus Brick club members participated in the Lego convention, Bricks by the Bay, on June 18-20, 2021. We held a contest for Lego Storyboard Films to help motivate people to produce additional content for our presentation. We had 3 different entries for the contest:
Lu Sim from the Philippines made a couple of really excellent 9 brick mechs and he also posted pictures of the inner frame structures that they use. You can use his frames as a good starting off point to make your mech.
We attended the Lego Fan based convention called Bricks by the Bay virtually this year. We had a one hour session where we presented some of what we’ve been doing while there hasn’t been any opportunity for display in a short video. We also talked about our trees and the landscaping standard that includes rivers, paths and oceans. We have detailed info on those on our club standards page.
We will have a large Lego display at Desert Ridge Marketplace (next to California Pizza Kitchen) opening on Black Friday, Nov 29, 2019. The display is open to the public for free on Black Friday, Saturdays and Sundays for 3 weekends. The last day is Dec 15, 2019. Our hours are:
Black Friday: 11AM – 8PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
We will have a large winter village, a city, Egyptian desert, trains, Wizard of OZ, Star Wars and a community build of a large Mosaic of London Bridge.
Five of our club members went to a Lego convention in Santa Clara, California called Bricks by the Bay. There were about 300 AFOLs (Adults Fan of Lego) attending and a little more than 3000 visitors on the public days. We put together a 12.5′ x 25′ large City and Train layout. It won two prizes, Small Team Large Display award and the Best Landscaping for the Wizard of Oz scenes. Here are some pictures of that display:
We had a large area at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 (May 23rd – May 26th). The city/train layout was 12.5′ x 25′ and another similar sized area that included a moon base, misc models and lots of Star Wars. Here’s a bunch of pictures from the event: