Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

BrickCon is almost here

September 7, 2013

There is less than a month till BrickCon is upon us and even less if you want to register as a full attendee. The cut-off date is September 18th if you want all the benefits — goody bag, chance for door prizes, presentations, games, etc. For all you get, its well worth the $55 USD price.

But if you’re not as much of an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), there’s always the Public Days on Saturday and Sunday. Of course if you weren’t a fan of LEGO you wouldn’t be reading my blog. ๐Ÿ˜€

There is a policy change this year, anyone under the age of 14 is no longer allowed as a full attendee

โ€œBrickCon is a convention for Adult Lego Hobbyists. Its focus is on building friendships and community through the sharing of time, ideas, building techniques and unique creations.โ€

You can read full details on BrickCon.com.

And don’t forget the epic struggle between Pigs versus Cows! Who will win in the battle across all themes?

I will be there of course, both as a presenter and as a vendor. I’ll have a bunch of my jewelry, keychains, and stickers for sale and Guy Himber will be on hand with Pig and Cow heads if you want to stock up and make your own bovine or swine army.

And of course I’ll be posting about BrickCon for those of you who can’t go. I know, I know. I still haven’t covered BrickFair or Bricks by the Bay. I’ll get around to it one of these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Long time no post

March 15, 2013

Wow, I’ve now gone longer than I’ve ever wanted to go without posting here and I really do apologize for the three week absence.

Going to Emerald City Comic Con and BricksCascade sounded like such a good idea when I left my house February 25th and drove the 1200+ miles to Seattle. And it was a fun trip with much hanging out with friends and meeting of new people. But the crazy thing is that I’m still not home!

I have one more day of driving and around 200+ miles left before I finally make it back to my house. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Over the course of my trip I’ve gone up to Seattle, Washington then to Portland, Oregon and I’m on the last leg of a journey that’s taken me almost 3 weeks to complete.

I shall be posting both images and posts of both Emerald City Comic Con and BricksCascade once I finally recuperate from this crazy trip.

But there are some great photos of both on Flickr.

Emerald City Comicon Logo
You can find a whole set of ECCC photos on Sean Edmison’s photostream. (Okay I know I’m posting my own mosaic, but a lot of people took pictures of it and even ECCC posted it on their Facebook page ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Bricks Cascade 2013
LEGO’s own Kevin Hinkle has a nice set of photos of BricksCascade 2013 including some nice crowd shots that I was too busy to get while working my vendor booth.

So was the trip worth it? Well the jury’s still out on that one. I’ll have more to say about that later.

Right now all I can say is its been a long, long trip and driving what will end up being a total of 2,700 miles total by the time I get home by myself isn’t really all that great. I love road trips, but they are much better shared with at least one other person who can take the wheel now and then and talk to you as you try and stay away.

Thankfully (knock on the proverbial wood) I haven’t had any problems so far and I will get home safe and sound by the end of today.

So for now signing off and regular posting will resume shortly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tardis and K-9

February 6, 2013

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m prepping for my two upcoming conventions — one a Comic Con, one a LEGO Con.

One of my goals for each new convention that I go to is to have new products to sell. And because the first convention is a Comic Con, I wanted more iconic Pop Culture products. So I created these two new models for Doctor Who fans.

LEGO Tardis Keychain

K9 keychain 1

Now for the LEGO purists out there — yes, both of these are cheated. I can see you wincing from here, but frankly I don’t care. How do you think new LEGO parts are made? You have to “break” the mold as it were.

And the main reason I’ve “cheated” is because it was the best way to make the models the desired size of about an inch and to look as close to the original at that size.

Oh, and for those of you that don’t know what cheating means it is when you cut or alter your bricks or just glue parts on where they other wise could not connect.

For both of these models I’ve done both.

And if you’re wondering most of my online and in person customers don’t care either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think they are simply adorable (even if I do say so my self ๐Ÿ˜€ ) and if you are interested in either model you can find them at my Folded Fancy Creations Etsy Shop.

BricksCascade just around the corner

February 2, 2013

Have nothing to do the second weekend of March? Why not come and join us at BricksCascade in Portland, Oregon?

For full attendees, the fun starts on March 7th and goes through March 10th. Last year was a lot of fun and this year looks like it is shaping up to be a good one too. And of course there will be public hours Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be there all weekend. Its the first of 4-5 LEGO Cons I plan on attending this year, and I always have fun at them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Need another reason to come? You can purchase this awesome shirt created by the one and only Doctor Mobius (aka Jason). ๐Ÿ˜‰
Bricks Cascade T-shirt

If you can’t come, I will of course be there and do my best to cover it here on my blog.

I will also be attending Emerald City Comic Con for the first time the week before that in Seattle March 1st-3rd. I’ll be talking more about this event soon. If you happen to be going to that, I will be at the BrickShirts booth or at the LEGO layout so come by and say hi. ๐Ÿ™‚

Slick Bricks Custom Plates

September 27, 2009

Choose from any state or Canadian Provence or if you have a plate that we don’t currently make, just ask! We’re always happy to work with you to get the custom plate that you need.

My good friend Heather LEGOgirl and Alex Eylar have started a

company specializing in custom decals designed by builders for builders, for use with LEGOยฎ products and models.

It’s good to see a fellow FFOL (female fan of LEGO) dipping her toe in the commercial side of LEGO. The LEGO company itself will never offer everything that the LEGO fans want and companies like Slick Bricks fill in the gaps.

Slick Bricks is just getting underway, but it looks like a very promising company. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’ll be offering custom decals (license plates available now, street signs coming soon), custom minifig torsos, and custom LEGO sets. They aren’t available yet, but from what I saw of the thumbnails, the customs sets look really cool. My favorite has to be the “Starblox” and I don’t even like coffee! ๐Ÿ˜€


They are also offering custom Zombie Heads just in time for BrickCon which is less than a week away. Both the license plates and the zombie heads are $1 each.

Heather and Alex will be bringing a bunch of the license plates to BrickCon as well. The license plates really are pretty slick so order yours today! ๐Ÿ˜‰