Will, Bill, and Cody at BFVA13

Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary

Several I LUG NY members were interviewed down at Brickfair Virginia last August for a documentary looking at LEGO and AFOLs. Turns out it’s coming out soon. It’s called “Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary” and is narrated by Arrested Devolpment’s Jason Bateman. A new clip popped up yesterday featuring some of that footage!

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Queens LUG Showcase March 2014

“Release every Micro Manager we have!” -Lord Business

On Tuesday, March 4th, I LUG NY members installed their latest LEGO Movie creations in the LEGO Store at the Queens Center Mall. I LUG NY members Bert, Brian, Cody, Murphy, Rick and Will met up at the mall for dinner at Applebee’s to celebrate Rick’s birthday! The staff at Applebee’s serenaded Rick and shortly after he finished his ice cream we headed over to the LEGO Store to swap out models for the LUG Showcase. We were treated fantastically and the models were received positively as they tie in with the run away hit movie.

The window features Micro Managers built by Brian (MM on roof of far right building), Rick (MM gluing minifig on street), Will (tall bipedal MM on right), and Murph (all other MM). Will built the MILSified street and Rick built the I LUG NY Logo LUG Showcase Stand. The backdrop of the scene is comprised of 4 modular buildings built by Brian that are either inspired by the official LEGO set #10218, “Pet Shop” or buildings in the real world.

These models will be on display through March of 2014 so stop by the Queens LEGO Store to check them out!

Queens LUG Showcase March 2014

Queens LUG Showcase March 2014

“Lights, Camera, Action” Recap, and Last Week for A Billion Bricks!

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One of the hundreds of frames of animation done at the workshop. Click to see the full video!

On Saturday February 22nd, I LUG NY conducted our first-ever stop-motion animation workshop at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The event sold out well ahead of time, and we got around 50 kids and parents attending. This was the last of our three special events. The Billion Bricks Exhibition ends March 2nd, so be sure to get out and see it before it’s over! Continue reading

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