Okay I know I’ve totally been MIA for the last couple of weeks and I apologize for that. BrickWorld was fun, amazing and totally exhausting! I’m still not fully recovered from the trip. That’s what happens when you only sleep 2-4 hours every night.
So BrickWorld this year started out with a bang, literally. I happened to fly in just before a major storm that actually had torrential rains, lightning, thunder, and even tornado warnings. I only really experienced it while riding in the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel. Even though it went on all night, and lots of flights were canceled, once I was in the hotel / convention center I rarely looked outside as I was busy setting things up, talking with friends, and starting on all the LEGO Convention fun.
This year’s theme was Heros and Villians
There was a set unveiling — the Sydney Opera House
It looks really good in person and all that dark tan! Also there’s a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue!
And they also showed what the next Cusoo set will be
There were awesome models, here’s some of my favorites:
I think this was my favorite micro scale model
There was a lot of buzz about the new roller coaster LEGO compatible parts. I was going to get one, but I didn’t have any room in my suitcase, so I’ll be ordering one instead.
And this was rather random but cool — tiles and flowers making a “glove”
What it looked like during Public hours
I have tons more photos on my Flickr photostream although I know I didn’t get pictures of everything.
It was a great show and I look forward to next year. Now on to planning for BrickFair Virginia and Bricks by the Bay — back to back weekends I might add and cross country for me. But I’ll be at both.