Phx Comicon 2016

We had a huge layout at Phx Comicon 2016. Our total area was 30′ x 40′ and the city train layout was 15′ x 27.5′. There was also a Hoth battle scene, a Star Wars section and a wasteland scene. Here are some pictures from the event:

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015

We have a display at Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2015 this weekend. It is a mid-sized city/train area, a Winter Village, a Star Wars section and a build area for the kids (or adults).

Here’s a link to their website: Phoenix Comicon

There are science fiction actors, comicon book authors, vendors and tons of people in costume. If the summer Phx comicon is too crowded for you, this is the one for you.

It’s at the Cardinals Football Stadium in Glendale from Dec 4th to Dec 6th. We will be in the vendor hall.

Phx Comicon 2015

We had a large display at Phoenix Comicon 2015. We had a large Castle display, a large City/train layout and a lot of Star Wars Sets on display.

Here’s a few links to pictures of Phx Comicon and our display:

Corey’s flickr pictures
Nate’s flickr pictures

Here’s a few pictures of our display:

Citry/train layout with buildings by Chris, Clark, Lawrence, Stephanie and Corey.
Citry/train layout with buildings by Chris, Clark, Lawrence, Stephanie and Corey.
Castle battle scene with lots of contributors from CactusBrick
Castle battle scene with lots of contributors from CactusBrick
Star Wars and Space sets
Star Wars and Space sets
Tom and Clark's Amusement Park
Tom and Clark’s Amusement Park
City/train with Clark's fairytale land and buildings by Corey and Stephanie.
City/train with Clark’s fairytale land and buildings by Corey and Stephanie.
Joe Cooke's Chat Noir
Joe Cooke’s Chat Noir
Claudia's Castle
Claudia’s Castle

March 21st, 2015 Meeting

We had 26 people attend our March 21st, 2015 Meeting. We discussed castle layout and comicon show in general as well as random Lego subjects. Here are some pictures of what people brought in:

Comicon Fan Fest Display

We will have a display at Comicon Fan Fest (in the vendor hall) this weekend. If you are attending Comicon, please come by and check us out. We are in the vendor hall.

City/Winter Village view of the Comicon Fan Fest Display
City/Winter Village view of the Comicon Fan Fest Display

Phoenix Comicon 2014

We were at Phoenix Comicon 2014 this year in the exhibitor hall (next to the Star Wars guys). This was our largest display ever.

Phoenix Comicon 2013 Display

We were at Phoenix Comicon 2013. We were in the Exhibitor hall next to the 501st Stormtrooper area. About 18 club members helped with our display. We had a city/train layout, a microcity and various models on display. Everything was extremely well received. There was a lot of interested and we are expecting a few new club members. We also hosted a Lego Panel on how to start building custom Lego models as well as two build offs (one was 12 and under and the other was open to all ages). Both build offs went off better than expected. I’d like to thank Joe, Tom and Londa for donating additional small prizes so we were able to give out additional prizes to the kids.

Tom’s Flashy Video
Corey’s Flickr Set
Tom and Londa’s Photos of Setup
Tom and Londa’s Photos from Sunday
Tom and Londa’s Photos of the Kids Build off

Comicon 2013 Break Down
And the lights go out

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.