Cactus Brick to Display at the FIRST LEGO League Arizona State Championship

Come and see our display at the FLL Arizona State Championship at Memorial Union Hall on the campus of Arizona State University on December 11, 2010. We will be there during the competition hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to come from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will have a small train layout, Hoth battle scene and other assorted models.

To learn more about the FIRST LEGO League and the event you may visit the Arizona FLL page.

Tempe Historical Museum

Don’t forget to come see us and First LEGO League on Saturday, September 11 between 1pm and 5pm at the Tempe Historical Museum which is located at:  809 E. Southern Avenue Tempe, Arizona 85282.   Map

We’ll have a display set up in the lobby and the guys from the Chandler LEGO Store will be representing with schwag and coupons.  We hope to see you there!

~Dave

Phoenix Comicon

Comicon is behind us now and CactusBrick survived it’s  first group event!  I won’t say we came out shining, but I would definitely count our program as a success.    We had a lot of public interest and I even think that we may have recruited some new members during the show.

After asking people at the program, it seems that a good, conservative attendance estimate is in the ballpark of 400.  Not too shabby for an hour’s worth of our time!    I hope next year to get (at least) a second block of time so that we can do a little more, possibly even construct a more complicated model.  The tower was cool, but maybe we can consider something bigger or better!

We showed off some incredible models and tons of official sets loaned by the Chandler LEGO Store.  On that note, I think that a special thank you to Kevin, James and McKenzie for all of their help, the loaned sets and the give-aways!  It wouldn’t have been nearly as cool without you guys.  Another special thanks needs to go out to the Building Bonanza crew.  I know that includes me, and most of us are in the LUG and would have been there anyway, but I am talking about the generous use of their bulk brick for the tower build.  We also had some of the vendors at the show donate some give-away prizes for our program. Steve Witt even stepped up and provided two boxes of LEGO catalogs for us to hand out during the even.   And, of course,  a thanks to everyone who showed up, brought models and helped out with the program.