Posts Tagged ‘Yoda Building Event’

Costa Mesa LEGO Store Grand Opening

March 11, 2011

Well, the LEGO Store in Costa Mesa, California officially opened today at 10 am. Along with the excitement of the store finally being opened there was the 8 foot tall Yoda Building Event. πŸ™‚

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Here’s a look at the new store:

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And here’s where we set up to do the giant Yoda build:
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This was of course before all the crowds and people got there. πŸ˜‰

Another special model that was on hand for the opening, a newly designed Boba Fett model:
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Once the building got started at 11 am, every one was excited and ready to start building. You can see Master Model Builder Dan Steininger talking to the kids
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We couldn’t let Dan have all the fun so we got into the spirit of building. Here is Hao with his 2×4 tan brick version of a AT-AT
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Also Ace of FBTB.com built a whole fleet of Star Wars ships in brown:
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As we started to get giant bricks (4x the size of normal 2×4 bricks) from the kids Dan started to build the giant Yoda. The 2 foot tall version is used as a guide to create the 8 foot tall one.
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By the end of the day we had made a good bit of progress.
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One of the other cool things was that Dan gave several LEGO sets away during the day, and naturally when there is free LEGO involved the crowds gather πŸ˜€
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Tomorrow and Sunday will be even more crazy but I look forward to being there even if I am super tired (I was there for about 11 hours today helping out). I will be sure to take more pictures to document this weekend. Now I’ve got to go to bed as it will be another very long day tomorrow. Night all!

Bricks by the Bay Preparations

March 8, 2011

Goodness gracious this month seems to have a lot in it! I’m busily making lots of my LEGO keychains and jewelry for my vendor table at Bricks by the Bay. This year I thought I’d display my keychains and pins differently by having display racks. Now of course they can’t be regular display racks, they have to be LEGO display racks! πŸ˜‰

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The frame mainly consists of black brick, technic bricks, and minifig jousting sticks.

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Today I built lots of American flags, trains, penguins, Pac Man ghosts, hearts, skulls, and cats as keychains. It seems like a mixed bunch of models, but of course people have lots of different tastes. πŸ™‚

If you are interested in purchasing any of my LEGO models and can’t make it to Bricks by the Bay you can check them out at my Folded Fancy Creations Etsy shop.

I still have lots more to do before I’m fully ready for this upcoming LEGO Convention and at the same time I’ll be going up to Costa Mesa this coming weekend for the Grand Opening of the new LEGO Store at South Coast Plaza. I look forward to helping out with the 8 foot tall Yoda build and hanging out with my fellow LEGO friends. And naturally I will do my best for all of you who can’t make it out to the Yoda build so that you can share in the fun. πŸ˜€

Building LEGO Store Models

February 7, 2011

First off, I apologize for my long absence from posting on this blog. I was a tad too busy this weekend to get around to posting anything.

This weekend and several of my fellow LEGO club members got together and built all day and all night long! What were we building you might ask? The post title might give you a clue. πŸ˜‰

Well, did you know that when a new LEGO store opens in your area they ask the local LEGO club to build the display models? Those are the models that line the shelves — the Miniland scenes, ducks, fish, etc. Although I don’t know how many there are in total, Costa Mesa, California’s newest LEGO Store will be getting quite a few!

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As you can see from the picture, this is what the LEGO models look like when they are in the boxes. πŸ˜€

The models vary in complexity from Miniland scale Circus performers
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to large rats with cheese πŸ™‚
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P1250208 Karen built a fast food tray while Skylar made a pair of bunnies.

P1250206 And here’s what I worked on with Tiffeny, the Miniland scale LEGO Store.

There were about eight of us that worked from 10 am till about 10:30 pm at night. We all worked on several models, some more complex than others. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of all the models when they were finished (it had been a rather long day), but as they will be on display at the new Costa Mesa Store I’ll take pictures of them eventually. If you are in the area, the Grand Opening will be next month:

LEGO Store Grand Opening Event:
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
March 11 – 13
Come visit our new LEGO store in the South Coast Plaza. This grand opening event will feature a Master Model Build of Yoda!

I plan on being there so maybe I’ll see you. πŸ™‚