Posts Tagged ‘Golden Gate Bridge’

Micro Golden Gate Bridge

February 26, 2012

Now for the micro scale brilliance I had yesterday:

Mini Golden Gate Bridge 1

Its only got 7 parts, 9 if you count the water. πŸ™‚ Its probably the smallest build-able Golden Gate Bridge out there.

And as I’m busy making all the keychains and jewelry I couldn’t just stop there. So I made these

Golden Gate Bridge KC 1

Golden Gate Bridge Earrings 1

Naturally they will be available on my Folded Fancy Etsy shop and I will also have them on sale at Bricks by the Bay. πŸ™‚

Bricks by the Bay — Less than a Month Away

February 21, 2012

There is just under a month away until Bricks by the Bay comes once again to Santa Clara, California. There are only ten more full attendee spots left open until we reach the 400 attendee limit. For those that miss out on being a full attendee, they can still come to the Public Day on Sunday, March 18th from 10 am -4 pm. If you are on the fence about getting an attendee badge, I have to say — What are you waiting for?! πŸ˜€

I have to admit, the reason I chose this particular picture was because it features my 5 foot long Golden Gate Bridge that I brought last year. And no, I won’t be bringing again this year. Unlike some who bring the same models year after year, I have a one year rule for models. I display them for a year, take them to some of the LEGO Cons I attend, and then I “retire” them. But don’t worry, the Golden Gate bridge won’t be broken up, at least not more than the designed sections that it comes apart into.

I will however be bringing my Remembering 9/11 mosaic
Remembering 9 / 11

I am also the Art coordinator, so I’ll be creating the trophies this year. And no, I won’t be nominating myself. πŸ˜‰

For those of you in the Mid-West who can’t make it to Bricks by the Bay, there is BrickWorld Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana
the week before on March 10th and 11th at the Indiana Convention Center.

And of course, because Bricks by the Bay is less than a month away, I am furiously working at getting all my product ready to sell! Which is naturally taking a lot of my time up from writing this blog. 😦

I keep trying to go back to daily, but as I get busier it seems to get harder to keep this up. But never fear, even if I don’t write it every day, I have no plans on stopping. I love writing this blog! πŸ™‚

So for those of you who are coming, I look forward to seeing you! And for those that can’t make it, I will do my best to cover the convention and all the LEGO-y goodness.

BrickCon 2010 Recap

October 6, 2010


Hi guys. I’m back! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜€


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. πŸ˜‰ If you look closely, you can see the micro cars on the bridge.

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:

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.

Danish Day at Balboa Park Recap

June 7, 2010

We had a great response at the Danish Day in Balboa park. Lots of people don’t actually know that LEGO is a Danish company. Quite a few members of SANDlug were on hand to help out and many different styles of building were represented. Here’s what it looked like: πŸ™‚




We all had a great time and the House of Denmark invited us to return next year. πŸ˜€

Banning Art Hop 2010 Recap

May 3, 2010


The Banning Art Hop turned out to be a great event! πŸ™‚ Kids loved all the LEGO I brought for them do play with (thanks Matt Armstrong for letting me borrow his bricks). I also brought several LEGO models to display:



And in case you are wondering, yes that is a 5 foot long Golden Gate Bridge behind the Garbage Truck. It was originally designed for an event that didn’t end up happening. I’ve been holding on to the prototype for months and haven’t gotten around to build it till now (with some help from Kevin Rooten). The model isn’t completely finished, it is still missing the smaller cables that connect the bridge to the main cable. I was planning on making this for Bricks by the Bay, but with the Scripps Hospital project, I didn’t have time.

I want to thank the Banning Cultural Alliance and Waste Management for inviting me up to the Art Hop 2010 event and all the kids and LEGO fans that came to see me. I also have to thank my friend Kara Hildreth for coming up with me and helping with the event.