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BrickMagic this weekend

May 17, 2012

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!

Single-Day TICKETS:

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! 😉

Tiffeny’s Carousel for The Costa Mesa Festival of Children…

September 15, 2011

Tiffeny…

Thats me!! Mariann has asked me to help write on here from time to time and I am starting with a little something I built for the mall. It is a carousel that looks a lot like the one at the mall.
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I am another Adult Female Fan of Lego and I love to build all kinds of things. In the Lego community you can find me under Divinity3d in all kinds of Lego related websites. I hope you enjoy my posts as you enjoy hers and keep building cool new things! =D

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Animated TV Special

July 7, 2011

After the runaway success of their wildly popular building sets, video game collaborations and animated shorts, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will join forces once again for an all-new adventure — their first-ever original television special. Premiering on Cartoon Network on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. (ET, PT) in high-definition computer animation, the 30-minute original standalone special — LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace — will feature the charm, action and irreverent humor that have become the signature style of LEGO Star Wars animation collaborations.

“We’re certain that fans of LEGO play and the Star Wars universe will be as excited by this new original animated LEGO Star Wars episode as we are,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “Developing original animated content leveraging the LEGO and Star Wars brands is incredibly rewarding for us because it not only engages and entertains fans in original stories and adventures that further their imaginative play, it authentically delivers on the inherent values and fun that LEGO play brings to the partnership.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is scheduled to air multiple times on Cartoon Network during the weekend including: Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and Sunday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force.

Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!

Sounds like fun! I know I’ll be watching. 🙂

The Market District

July 2, 2011

Alex (aka Sirens-of-Titan) has created this stunning MOC (My Own Creation) that pays homage to the Medieval Market Village and then pushes it up a notch.

There are so many intricate details I just want to sit and look at the pictures for a while to figure out how it all was done 🙂


To see more images and read the story that goes with this model you can check out the post on Eurobricks.

Tiny Taj

February 8, 2011

Recently I was asked to make a birthday cake topper. It was for a LEGO fan and his wife asked me what I could make. I told her I could create him building and she said that sounded great. He just happened to be building the LEGO Taj Mahal model at the same time so she asked if I could make him building with white bricks. I figured I could do something even better:

Guy building Taj Mahal 1

I want to say it was a challenge, but in actuality, once I thought about it, it came together rather quickly. The inspiration was the cheese slopes. I can not tell you how much I love that element!!! It was the only way to create the eight sided building at that tiny of a scale.

Guy building Taj Mahal 2

I was even happier when I realized that it was almost exactly to scale with the Miniland figure. The real Taj Mahal model really is about that size to a person. Hopefully he had a wonderful birthday (it was yesterday) and loved his totally unique birthday present. 🙂

Kevin Chen as R2-D2

October 25, 2010

Kevin Chen as R2-D2 (Front)

LEGO Purists, especially Star Wars Fans, might cringe at the brick modification on this model, but I found Morgan190’s entry in the Eurobricks’ “Let’s Go Cosplay” Contest adorable. 🙂

Kevin’s costume was constructed by first hollowing out R2’s head and body pieces with various tools including an xacto knife and electric drill– I would’ve used a dremel if I had one. I cut the studs off the top of the droid torso and drilled a hole for the minifig’s head to fit into. Because the holes in the side of the body are too large for a minifig’s arm pegs, I trimmed a toothpick down to the right size and attached both arms to it, allowing them to remain attached to the body while maintaining their full range of movement.

Kevin Chen as R2-D2 (Back)

Kevin Chen, rookie cosplayer and avid R2 fan, is on his way to his very first Star Wars convention!

This is the overall vignette shot showing Kevin Chen in his R2 costume, waiting on the subway platform.

Kevin Chen as R2-D2 (Vignette with figure)

Okay, so it is modified, but at the same time it looks great! And who hasn’t seen some one dress like that for Halloween? 😀

Trick or Treat

October 22, 2010

Trick or Treat

Somebody had to do it sooner or later, but Matthew Hurt got to it first. 🙂

He used several of the Collectible Minifigures as trick or treaters hunting for candy on all hollows eve.

Trick or Treat

I like how he used the tiles and pumpkin’s heads as candy bags. And the house isn’t too bad either. 😉

Great job Matthew!

LEGO Jambalaya

October 22, 2010

Have you ever heard of LEGO Jambalaya? LEGO Jambalaya has nothing to do with the edible version. In fact its more of a Round Robin, but LEGO Jambalaya sounds more interesting. 😉

So, what is LEGO Jambalaya? Basically it is when someone makes up a bag or box of LEGO elements that they are willing to trade. The bag or box can be whatever shape, but a good size is a gallon-sized bag or a medium US priority mail box. So, the first person, who also acts as a moderator, gathers a small group of friends, no more than 10 (or it will take too long), and they all agree to join the Jambalaya. Person number 1 then hands off or mails, depending on distance, the box to person number 2.

Upon receiving said box, the second person can then take out whatever parts they want from the box. Once they have made their selection that person then puts in an equal or if they choose greater amount into the box and sends it off to the third person and so on.

I am currently participating in one so I will show you both what I took:
What I took

And what I put in:
What I put in

Once it has gone through all the people on the list the first person gets the box back from the last person (#10) and he has a whole new box of parts to play with.

Now of course doing something like this requires a lot of trust. Usually you have to know at least some if not all the people you are trading with so that you can trust them with that much LEGO. It also helps if the group is on some sort of online forum or group (local or otherwise) so that they can know that it will get around to all the people participating.

But, if you are willing to try it, it can be a fun way of getting a whole bunch of fun new parts and also giving away some parts you are willing to trade. 🙂

BrickCon 2010 Recap

October 6, 2010

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Hi guys. I’m back! 🙂 I realize that I haven’t posted in days. Sorry about that. Although I did have internet access, I was getting back to my friend’s place super late (2:30am) every night and then getting up at 8 or 9 am in the morning every day.

As you can see in the picture, the public hours of BrickCon were packed and we had a record number of public guests — 10,815!!!!

BrickCon was fabulous! Definitely one of the best LEGO Cons I’ve been to. 😀

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I brought my 5 foot long Microscale Golden Gate Bridge. Yes, I said Microscale. It may be rather large for a Micro, but at the same time, so is the Golden Gate Bridge. 😉 If you look closely, you can see the micro cars on the bridge.

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The loot — Sets I got for free, all except the BrickCon 3 brick model kit.

We also got a chance to see the new Diagon Alley in person:
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P1230516 Here you can see just one of the many group dinners I attended. And no, Steve Witt does not have something on his head, its just a trick of the photo.

P1230561 One of the coolest things was LCP (LEGO Certified Professional) Robin Sather’s Japanese Gate.

This was a wonderful trip. I made a lot of new friends and was happy to hang out with all my old friends too. You can see more images on my Flickr photostream.

BrickCon has begun!

October 1, 2010

Photo credit: Joe Meno

Although the opening ceremony doesn’t start until today, set up of BrickCon started yesterday. We also picked up our goody bags and as you can see, its pretty cool. The cup cooler, although you can’t see it, has the BrickCon logo on it. We also got a really nice figure and prototype pack from BrickArms and we all got a collectible minifig (I got a series 1, Joe got a series 2).

Unfortunately I haven’t snapped any pictures of my own, which is why I am borrowing some from Joe Meno. The main reason I didn’t do any picture taking was that my Golden Gate Bridge did not make the trip too well. I think they must have tossed my rather heavy, LEGO filled bag around like crazy to get it so beat up. What should have taken half an hour took at least four if not five hours to put together.

I did meet in person finally some very nice people that I’ve only known online. That is always the benefit of a LEGO Con. The models I’ve seen so far are pretty cool! I will be posting pics of my own hopefully tonight, although that might not happen as we are going to the Scratch and Dent sale at the LEGO store.

Photo credit: Joe Meno

Well, BrickCon officially is about to start, so I’ll get back to you with details and pics. 🙂