BrickWorld Chicago 2013

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Hi all. I realize I’ve been totally off the grid for the past couple weeks. Finishing up a large commission (which will be covered later) and feeling under the weather has been keeping me occupied.

But I’m back now, and the only thing that’s on my mind at the moment is BrickWorld Chicago, which is just about 2 1/2 weeks away. I have a pretty awesome new mosaic planned, we’ll see how much of it I’ll get done before the show. Its in four parts, so even if I don’t get it all designed, at least some of it should be ready by then.

And if any of you readers are coming, either for the whole thing or just the public days on the weekend, stop by and say hi. I’ll have my vendor table there and I’ll be selling not only my own stuff, but also BrickShirts shirts so that’s a good place to find me, at least during public hours.

Oh and if you some how weren’t paying attention to any of the other LEGO blogs and sites out there, there was an unveiling of the largest LEGO Model ever in New York’s Time Square this weekend

As I wasn’t there, I defer to Joe Meno and his guest post on Brother’s Brick for all the details.

The exciting thing, at least for me is that now that the event is over, the giant X-wing will be coming here just in time for Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California on June 15-16. Of course I’ll be in Chicago for BrickWorld, but it will be here for the rest of the year, so I’ll get to check it out soon enough. ;)

And if you are coming to LEGOLAND California for the Star Wars weekend, then be sure to check out the LEGO display put on by LUGOLA, SandLUG, LGuage and FBTB.

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3 Responses to “BrickWorld Chicago 2013”

  1. Purple Dave Says:

    You know, I’m pretty sure the X-Wing is smaller than the full-size, two-story house that James May had built for the BBC.

    Anyways, really looking forward to BWC, with the Heroes and Villains theme this year. I’ve got five new actual-vignette vignettes this year (two superhero themed, one which I swear is totally unrelated to this year’s event kits, another a comical take on Greek mythology, and a fourth that I’d wanted to build since July last year but couldn’t until the TMNT sets came out…not that the reason is immediately obvious). Oddly, the only truly new vehicle I’ve built is my vintage London double-decker Routemaster bus, but it’s a beast at over 500 pieces not counting minifigs.

    As for our club layout, all I’m saying is “Crisis on Infinite MichLUGs”.

  2. Bryan Says:

    Actually – the James May house used less pieces. I think when they said “largest” that they meant the most pieces. But, you make a good point. A 2 story house is definitely LARGER than this :)

    See you all at Brickworld!!

    • Purple Dave Says:

      That is an interesting distinction. The Taj Mahal has the highest piece count of any regular LEGO set, but the UCS Millennium Falcon builds what I’d consider to be a larger model by volume. So which is the largest? If I get five million 1×1 round plates and stack them all up on a baseplate (5,000,001 parts), could I make a legitimate claim that it’s larger than this X-Wing?

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