We had a city/train layout at the Tucson Toy Train Meet & Show on Jan 10 and 11, 2014. We had 9 club members helping out on the display. We also had a small play area for the kids.
Over all view of our city/train layout
Tovrea Castle (created by Clark)
Old West Village (created by Nate and Joe)
Front Street (buildings created by Corey And Stephanie and trucks created by Randy)
Main Street (buildings created by Corey and Stephanie and Trucks by Randy)
Main Street (buildings created by Corey and Stephanie and trucks created by Randy)
The railyard (custom train cars created by Nate)
Overall view of the room we were in. The play area (not shown) is to the left of the picture.
A N-gauge layout at the train show.
Overall view of the main room that the Train show was in. CactusBrick was in a room to the right of this picture.
We had 14 people attend our December 21st meeting (3 new people). The main big event was the gift exchange (white elephant or dirty brickster), but we had a few things that people brought in to show:
Steve A’s old city set from the 80’s
Chris P’s tower building
Corey’s new office building’s bottom section. WIP
Stephanie’s new city layout buildings (the one on the left is WIP)
Randy’s Warner Bro’s Watertower (WIP)
Christmas Gift Exchange (Josh got first pick and seems happy about it)
We were at the Arizona Toy Train Show on Dec 7th, 2013 in Glendale, AZ. We had a great city/train layout and a play area for kids to build with either normal Lego bricks or with Duplo. Here’s some pictures of the event:
Overall view of the CactusBrick city/train layout with the city and winter village in the foreground.
Overall View of the city/train layout with the forest, valley and waterfall in the foreground.
Larry’s Winter Village (and Joe’s Ski Lift).
Joe’s High Plains (River and Cabin plus hillside)
Joe’s Valley and Train
Nate and Joe’s old Mission, adobe village
Main Street. Buildings by Corey and Stephanie
Steve (GenYus)’s Church, closed pool and house (with Larry’s Winter village in the background and one of Randy’s custom trucks)
Nate’s railyard with Joe’s Monorail and Corey’s Riverview Manor.
The vendor’s area of the Arizona Toy Train Show
One of the other train layouts at the Arizona Toy Train Show. This one is HO gauge.
We were at the Tempe History Museum’s Band Night on Dec 6th, 2013. In addition to 5 static displays that are going to be at the Tempe History Museum for the entire month of December, we also brought displays for their Band Night on Dec 6th. There was also a play brick area that was very busy most of the night. Here’s the pictures of our display:
Front door of Tempe History Museum with CactusBrick Banner
Micro City with Josh, Corey, Stephanie and Steve N’s buildings.
Steve N’s Winter Victorian House
Motley’s Christmas Scene
Corey’s Micro Castle Middleham
Stephanie’s Zebra Plant
Corey and Stephanie’s Scottsdale School House and ASU’s old main and Randy’s Custom Trucks.
Randy’s Custom Tricks
We had 20 people attend our November 16th meeting. We were planning out our toy train layout. Here’s a few things people brought in to show:
Motley’s Christmas Builds for Tempe History Museum
(New) Steve’s Police Station
Rod’s Trench Warfare
Rod’s Lego Group
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
CactusBrick display at Phoenix Comicon 2013
Joe’s moutain and train tunnell
Clark’s Hall of Justice, Steve’s church
Nate’s town and Corey’s Bricky’s
Steve’s Victorian house and church
Clark’s houses, Dave’s houses and Mini-mart
Joe’s tree and Hobbit scene
Joe’s Hobbit scene
Nate and Joe’s western scene and Kevin and Michael’s alien field of flowers
Microcity by Joshua, Corey, Stephanie, Steven and Clark
Tom and Londa’s Yellow House
Dave and Lanyi’s Mosaics
Joe’s Q-bert and Snow Mountain, Tom’s tardis and Breaking Bad RV, Chris’s train, Steve’s map of Arizona
Michael’s chest burster
Tom and Londa’s Cuckoo clock
Tom’s Breaking Bad mosaic
And the lights go out
Clark, Corey, Larry with some of Corey’s inventory:
Chris and Steve look over the DK LEGO books:
Jeremy opening the draft set, Aaron working on his Stargate, and Steve’s MOC in the forground:
Jeremy explores the draft kit (Smash ‘n’ Grab):
Nate sets up his Confederate and Union armies…
Next meeting is February 20th!