Cypress Tree

Another tree we use is a cypress tree.

Step 21

The original design was created by Tim Gould and you can see his instructions at:

https://flic.kr/p/9ti34T

We modified the top of the tree to look a bit more even and we use 3 different heights by shortening the middle section from 10 stud lengths to 8 stud or even 6 stud lengths.

Here is a pdf version of the instructions:

cypress_instructions

Here are the instructions in images:

Bricks by the Bay 2019

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:

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 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:

The Lego Movie 2 Promo Display – Jan 2019

We had a Lego Movie 2 display at Tempe Marketplace to help promote the movie in Jan 2019. Our display was open to the public for 3 weekends from Jan 25th to Feb 10th, 2019. Here are some pictures from that event:

2018 Christmas Display – Desert Ridge Marketplace

We have a large display at Desert Ridge Marketplace. It will be open on weekends from Black Friday to December 16th. We are across from American Eagle Outfitters. We are open on Fridays from 6PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 11AM to 8PM and Sundays from Noon to 6PM. We have special hours on Black Friday from 11AM to 9PM. Admission is free and we have a large Mosaic build as well as a modular castle that people can build. There is a large Winter Village as well as a large City and train display. We’ve added a brand new Under the Sea section as well as a 1920’s city section in honor of a couple new movies.

2018 Nov Desert Ridge Marketplace – flyer

Bricks by the Bay 2018 – Bay Area Lego Convention

Five Cactus Brick club members went to Bricks by the Bay which is a Lego Convention in the Bay Area. We put together a 25′ x 12.5′ city/train layout which included the City, Farm, Bay of Arizona and a Western Town (as well as trains). Here’s a few pictures from it:

Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 – Photos

Here are some more pictures of our display at Phoenix Comic Fest 2018:

Desert Ridge Marketplace Christmas 2017

We have a large display at Desert Ridge Marketplace (Tatum & 101) from Nov 17th, 2017 to Dec 10th, 2017. We are located across from American Eagle Outfitters.

The display includes a large city/train layout (Justice League theme), Winter Village, Pirate scene and a lot of Star Wars models.

We’ll be open on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.

Open hours are:

Friday: 6PM – 9PM
Saturday: 11AM – 9PM
Sunday: Noon – 6PM

Black Friday: 11AM – 9PM