CactusBrick has a display at AZ Science Center until January 2022. 11 club members contributed to the display. Here are some pictures of the final display.
We are having a mini-contest for our club members to share their favorite Lego web pages.
Michael S.’s Link
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.
Brick Separator spaceship
We attended the Lego Fan based convention called Bricks by the Bay virtually this year. We had a one hour session where we presented some of what we’ve been doing while there hasn’t been any opportunity for display in a short video. We also talked about our trees and the landscaping standard that includes rivers, paths and oceans. We have detailed info on those on our club standards page.
Here’s the link to the video:
Cactus Brick has a small display at Tempe Library FanCon on January 25, 2020. Here’s a few pictures of our display.
We will have a large Lego display at Desert Ridge Marketplace (next to California Pizza Kitchen) opening on Black Friday, Nov 29, 2019. The display is open to the public for free on Black Friday, Saturdays and Sundays for 3 weekends. The last day is Dec 15, 2019. Our hours are:
- Black Friday: 11AM – 8PM
- Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
- Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
We will have a large winter village, a city, Egyptian desert, trains, Wizard of OZ, Star Wars and a community build of a large Mosaic of London Bridge.
Another tree we use is a cypress tree.
The original design was created by Tim Gould and you can see his instructions at:
We modified the top of the tree to look a bit more even and we use 3 different heights by shortening the middle section from 10 stud lengths to 8 stud or even 6 stud lengths.
Here is a pdf version of the instructions:
Here are the instructions in images:
Five of our club members went to a Lego convention in Santa Clara, California called Bricks by the Bay. There were about 300 AFOLs (Adults Fan of Lego) attending and a little more than 3000 visitors on the public days. We put together a 12.5′ x 25′ large City and Train layout. It won two prizes, Small Team Large Display award and the Best Landscaping for the Wizard of Oz scenes. Here are some pictures of that display:
We had a large area at Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 (May 23rd – May 26th). The city/train layout was 12.5′ x 25′ and another similar sized area that included a moon base, misc models and lots of Star Wars. Here’s a bunch of pictures from the event:
We have lots of different styles of Lego trees in our display. This is one of them that looks great and is fairly durable although it does take a fair number of pieces to make. This tree was created by David Frank (and inspired by Thomas Rafert). The instructions are on flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fraslund/albums/72157633522859866
We had a large city/train display at the Great Train Show in Phoenix on March 9-10, 2019. Here are a few pictures of our display.