If you are in the Pasadena, California area tomorrow, or looking for something to do. Come by the Brick Boutique. There will be several vendors selling LEGO items including me.
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If you are near Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend check out BrickMagic!
I am unfortunately not going this year, but there are lots of my friends that will be there. And the Brick Engraver himself, Tommy Armstrong, will have an assortment of my products on hand to sell.
LEGO Certified Professional Dan Parker will be there creating a 5 foot Death Star and everyone can help.
See a huge hall of custom LEGO creations by top builders from around the country!
Play with over 20,000 loose LEGO bricks in our FREE BUILD ROOM (sponsored by Lay-N-Go)!
Meet professional minifigure customizer JARED K. BURKS, who will hold FREE minifig workshops!
Attend workshops on building tips and techniques!
Meet the team from SHATTERPOINT ENTERTAINMENT, as they demonstrate the making of animated LEGO films (which will run continuously in our Theater Room all weekend)!
Watch a robotics competition by First® LEGO® League teams, and try hands-on demonstrations of MINDSTORMS robots!
Shop for hard-to-find LEGO parts and sets, and purchase our special LIMITED EDITION SPACEFIGHTER EVENT KIT, available only at BrickMagic!
Be the first to see the TOP SECRET NEW SETS that LEGO will debut exclusively at BrickMagic 2012!
Meet JOE MENO, editor of BrickJournal magazine, and author of the new books YOU CAN BUILD IT and THE CULT OF LEGO, which debut at BrickMagic 2012!
Enter the SPACESHIP BUILDING CONTEST and win prizes!
Plus lots more!
Public ticketed event: MAY 19-20, 2012
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM * Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Private exhibitor-only convention: MAY 17-18, 2012
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Presented by TwoMorrows Inc. and BrickJournal Magazine
TICKET PRE-SALES ARE NOW CLOSED! PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 10AM, MAY 19 & 20!
Adults (age 17-up): $12 ($11 in advance)
Kids (age 4-16) and Seniors: $8 ($7 in advance)
Age 3 and under: FREE
For all of my friends that are going, have fun! If you can make it, you should too!
If you are in the Orange County area this weekend, there will be a Ninjago building event at the South Coast Plaza LEGO Store in Costa Mesa, CA.
The LEGO® Store
South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
LEGO Store One Year Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the LEGO Store at South Coast Plaza and help build a large scale Ninja out of LEGO bricks! Plus, show your creativity by helping build a giant, free-form LEGO display! You’ll receive a free LEGO Certificate of Achievement for helping, while supplies last!
April 21 – 22
Saturday, April 21: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 22: 11 am – 6 pm
During the event, visit the LEGO Store during the event for special offers that weekend only!
LUGOLA, the LA LEGO group will be helping out with the build. I would be up there too, but I can’t make it this weekend.
As you can probably guess, I’ve been pretty busy recently. Which is why I haven’t been posting much lately. And that’s also why I won’t be at the building event. One of my commissions is taking me to Florida this Sunday.
I still don’t know if I will be able to post about this commission, I have to get permission from my clients, but as I will be heading down to the Sunshine State I plan on visiting both LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGO Imagination Center Store at Downtown Disney.
I have some pretty interesting commissions right now and I should be able to share some of them with you a little later so stay tuned.
Katie Walker never ceases to amaze! By using the mirrors from Clickits sets she created a working kaleidoscope! Truly a stunning achievement and a good lesson that even when a LEGO theme fails, there are still really cool things you can do with the parts.
On a completely unrelated note, for those missing my annual Christmas Advent Calendar review, well I’m missing it too.
Photo by minifig
The good / bad thing this year is that I am much, much busier with my business compared to previous years. Christmas is one of my busiest times, and it gets busier every year as I help Santa with Christmas gifts.
And unfortunately one of the things I’ve had to let go this year was my daily Advent Calendar story review. Normally I get it prepared in November, but even November was really busy for me. As you can probably tell from my less frequent blog posts, I’m getting busier all the way around. Not that I’m complaining mind you, I’m just sad that I can’t do twenty things all at once.
There are lots of ways to be charitable with LEGO this year. One of the fun, and easiest ways is legosantayoda.com
FBTB.net is providing an extra incentive to get you to be charitable.
You may have seen the post I made in the forums last week about LEGOSantaYoda.com pledging to donate up to 1 million gifts to the US Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots program. The catch is they only donate one gift for each e-greeting sent from the website and so far the total is limping along at just over a hundred donations a day.
Let’s see if we can’t kick that number up a notch. Ace has generously offered a MISB 8095 General Grievous Starfighter set to one lucky winner chosen at random who sends an e-greeting from LEGOSantaYoda.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the message reads FOR THE TOTS! and feel free to send as many as you like. The more you send, the more chances you have and the more donations get made to a great charity. The giveaway ends when they shut their program down, so be quick and get those greetings in!
You can also be charitable on a local level. My local LEGO club SandLUG gathered sets and cash donations that were turned into sets to donate to a local charity.
So come on guys and donate! You can send an E-card through legosantayoda.com or donate a set at your local toy drive. Whatever you decide to do, Happy Holidays.
On my recent trip to Walmart a small display in the jewelry and watches area caught my eye. I saw LEGO watches but they were different from any I’ve ever seen. There were two notable differences — 1. The packaging was thinner. 2. There is this a small minifig on the band of the watch.
The price is around $16 US and from what I saw there were 5 different designs (I didn’t take a picture of the Darth Maul one).
I almost wanted to get one. I have to admit without sounding like a girlie girl that I liked the pink one best. But that was mainly because I already have lots of watches (about 15 or so) from when I worked at LEGOLAND and I don’t need any of the other colors. I didn’t pick one up mainly because I don’t wear a watch anymore and even though I like the minifig on the band I can’t see much use for it other than as part of a watch. I’m sure someone will prove me wrong.
You’ve seen me talk about the Giant Yoda that has be built countless times before, but there’s a new Yoda in town.
Well, San Francisco at least. If you live near by you too can help build him.
Who: San Francisco Bay Area Families are invited to Help LEGO® Master Builders Construct a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO® Star Wars™ Santa Yoda out of LEGO bricks
What: Three-day community build where families will help LEGO® Master Builders to create a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO® Star Wars™ Santa Yoda made entirely of LEGO® bricks to kick-off a countdown to the holidays found at http://www.legosantayoda.com. Children and parents will be invited to build a portion of Santa Yoda which LEGO® Master Builders will then add to the larger than life model.
When: Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th, 10am-6pm daily (or until completed
Where: Union Square (next to the seasonal ice skating rink), San Francisco.
As I learn more about this event I will let you know.
Last year Target made one of the coolest gift cards out there — a LEGO gift card. Not only was it a little LEGO set of Bullseye the Target mascot, but the clear acrylic box it came in was an actual gift card. I admit, I had to get several.
Well they are at it again. And this time its even better. Not only can you again make the Target Dog with the 49 pieces, you also build a polar bear or a snowman with the same parts!
This picture is of the display that you will see at stores
Image via Chris Christian
The gift cards were a little tricky to find, especially if you wanted a quantity. But the cool thing is that you can put as little as $5 on each card. And then use that $5 on any Target purchase. So basically if you shop at Target, you can get a free, exclusive LEGO set.
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell this is a US only promotion as Target is only in America. But even so, its pretty cool!
Something new, and a kind of interesting is a product called LEGO Minifigure Speech Bubbles
I’m still not sure what to think of this. At $9.99 its not too expensive and it is available at Toy R US and other retailers.
Here’s the product details:
Create a scene and start a conversation between your LEGO MiniFigures with the LEGO MiniFigure Speech Bubbles. Each set includes 24 Speech Bubbles that can be connected to your MiniFigures to make it look like they are talking. Attach the stickers with pre-printed sayings or use the included stencil to make your own messages. Comes with one Lego MiniFigure to add to your collection!
The LEGO MiniFigure Speech Bubbles includes:
1 LEGO MiniFigure
24 Speech Bubbles in different colors and shapes
12 Pre-Printed Sayings
24 Blank Stickers
1 Stencil to make your own messages
To me it would have been better if they had all been clear and not in red, yellow or blue. I can see uses of it in creating a comic, but you could easily do that on Photoshop. But we will see. Who knows, it may be the next big thing.
I try my best to visit Target, TRU, and even Costco’s Lego aisles as much as I can, which can be difficult as I also make myself all too known at the Lego stores. Just Saturday I ran into friends at the Lego store in Costa Mesa because I needed a sandwich for lunch… Anywho…
Costco has the new Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl for only $80 ($90 on Costco.com). I try to call my friends Paul and Mariann the second I see a good deal, but now that Mariann asked me to post stuff on here, I thought you would all like to know as well! There are deals at Lego for free shipping and double points and free Lego goodies but if you have other Lego to buy during these incentives, the Costco deal is pretty nice.
So thats my 2 cents for now…