We will have a large display at Phoenix Fan Fusion (May 27-29, 2022). We will have a large and brand new (never before seen) Castle display as well as a City, Jurassic Land, lots of Star Wars ships and random miscellaneous Lego models on display.
Here’s a picture showing our city display from the previous Fan Fusion (2019):
We had a small train display at the Tucson Toy Train Show on Nov 13, 2021. We showed our Tatooine display again, although we had to shrink it a bit due to the smaller area we had and we had one of our club members bring some very detailed trains.
Cactus Brick had a small display at Railfair this year. This was at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on Saturday, Oct 2nd and Sunday, Oct 3rd. This was a free event and we had tons of visitors come by to view our display. Here’s some images of what we had:
We are starting a new Cliff module standard that is designed to work with our ocean standard as well as our MILS Modules.
Here are a few images of various pieces that we have as well as how they can be combined:
Here’s the modules above placed together:
The height of the Cliff is 5 bricks (from a MILS) or 6 bricks from the ocean height. On the connecting side, the cliff face must be on the 5th, 6th, or 7th stud from the front. This breaks from the normal MILS type standard where the transition is generally in the middle, so we can have a full 8 stud deep building on top of the cliff.
Here is a step by step guide for creating the straight cliff module:
Here is a step by step guide for the convex corner which is on a 16×16 baseplate:
Here’s a step by step guide for a concave Cliff module:
Several Cactus Brick club members participated in the Lego convention, Bricks by the Bay, on June 18-20, 2021. We held a contest for Lego Storyboard Films to help motivate people to produce additional content for our presentation. We had 3 different entries for the contest:
Lu Sim from the Philippines made a couple of really excellent 9 brick mechs and he also posted pictures of the inner frame structures that they use. You can use his frames as a good starting off point to make your mech.