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.
For a contest at the CABG titled ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ we were challenged to build a scene on Hoth that was to include at least 1 Rebel, and 1 Snowtrooper. I did more than that, but decided to take a humorous approach with the battle. The scene depicts some Rebels on a scouting patrol through the trenches when they come across (snow) Vader, and think that they have him surrendered and cornered for capture. They’re got a little surprise waiting. In the wise words of Admiral Ackbar “IT’S A TRAP!”
The complete set of pictures can be seen on my flickr page here.
-Kevin Murney (Legorevolution)
The soft-spoken Alex Eylar is building loud and clear with this classic 1980’s ad from Maxell …in LEGO.
Also available in color.
I’ve had this gem tucked away amongst my favorites for such a long time and I finally decided to do something about it. Janey Redbrick added this master piece called ‘Sticks and Stones‘ to an already impressive photostream.
This may push the limits of bloggable LEGO creations for this group, but this was built and presented so incredibly well that it couldn’t be passed up any longer.
Our own Kevin Murney just posted this wonderful little Star Wars diorama for the 54th Eclipse Corps inner corps build-off at the CABG (whatever that is …I’m not a SW guy). There is some great action and attention to detail here but Kevin has really pulled through with some amazing parts usage, the wheat alone makes this noteworthy. …great technique Kevin!
View the whole set.
Over the past week or so, Mdrn~Mrvls has been posting a series of farm equipment in his photostream. The coup-de-gras is his most recent addition of this iconic red barn. You guys know that I am a sucker for detail, and he didn’t miss a thing, down to the weather vane and a spot-on windmill.
The Thunder From Down Under, Shannon Ocean, gives us this rockin’ microscale robot destroyer of mankind. Though many of his creations are a tad on the cerebral side, this one is obviously about metal. From the Flying V to the city in rubble to the captured motion, Shannon hit his mark with this great build!
I can’t think of many other better ways to go.
Alex Eylar (Profound Whatever) is best known for his amazing presentation, storytelling and his mood-setting lighting, but these cube dudes are a nice departure for him. Over the top Alex!