2022 Tucson Comic-Con

Tucson Comic-Con was a smaller display for us, but we put as much as we could in the space we had.  Our main parts of the display was Castle and then on the side some Star Wars, DC and even the Expanse with Rocinante.  This was on display from Sept. 2nd to 4th, 2022.

Tucson Comic-Con 2022 – The Rocinante from the Expanse. Built by Russ and Ian

Build Event at June 2022 Meeting

We participated in the Lego Group’s 90th year anniversary celebration.  Here’s the result of our club members builds (Special thanks goes to JC for the idea).  This is using only 2×4 Brick.

90th anniversary build at our June 2022 meeting

2022 Phoenix Fan Fusion

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022 display was a large display.  It included city, Jurassic area, castle and a miscellaneous area.

Here’s some pictures showing our display:

Here’s a video of us setting up the display (at 1000x speed up):

2022 March Southwest Makerfest

Cactus Brick was at Southwest Makerfest in March 2022.  We had a community build Mosaic, Arduino based train controller on display, a Lego based spirograph and a couple remote controlled Lego cars.

Tempe Library FanCon 2022

We had a small display at the Tempe Library for FanCon on Jan 29, 2022. This is a small outdoor display. 

Here’s a few pictures of our display:

Pirate Contest (Jan 2022)

At our January Meeting, we had a pirate contest.  We had 4 entries into the contest.  Here are the top 3 winners of the contest:

Tucson Toy Train Show 2021

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.

Railfair 2021

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:

Cliff Modules

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:

Bricks by the Bay 2021

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:

JC’s Entry:   A Dragon Story

Peter’s Entry:  Grogu’s Big Adventure

Corey and Stephanie’s Entry:  King Ralph LXIV visits Maug

A special thanks goes to Peter for the great video work and to Jen for the great voice overs!