The August display at Queens is a tribute to Ghostbusters and Back to the Future, with a hint of Ninja Turtles. They’ve been mixed together just like LEGO intended.
Check out this incredible MOC by Blake- the M:Tron Magnet Factory. It’s based on the LEGO M:Tron series from 1990-1993. He’s been working on it for a long time and giving us tiny previews here and there. Now we finally get to see it in all its glory.
We were wondering why he was always talking about needing red, tan, and old light gray.
Once again, I LUG NY visited the young builders at the Jerusalem Avenue Elementary School in Bellmore, New York. On Friday, July 11th, Cody Wells and I (Brian Wygand) were on hand to share our experiences, builds, and the fun we have with the LEGO hobby with 50 children in grades 3-6.
Occasionally, the LUG winds up with large numbers of really, really strange parts. I’m sure this happens to every LUG.
Well, this time we got a whole lot of Element ID 6011464 – aka ‘Bright Red Hinge 1×2 Upper Part’. This thing:
Now, when paired with the other half of the hinge – this is a great part. One of the older style LEGO hinges still in use today – it first appeared in 1978 according to BrickLink, available in Red in set 590. This hinge is still in use today in various colors – it’s got some extraordinary staying power.
Unfortunately, without the other half – there’s not a heck of a lot you can do with it. The pin is not a standard Technic pin, and there’s nothing “In System” that you can do with it. We handed out these bricks to anyone that would accept them at our March and April meetings… and only two people dared to MOC with it – with wildly different approaches. Read on to find out who attacked it head on, and who weaseled out…
I LUG NY members Cody, Murphy and Brian installed a baseball themed group of LEGO mosaics and builds for I LUG NY’s April LUG Showcase in Queens last night. The baseball season just started and this window celebrates America’s pastime. Check it out in person at the Elmhurst, Queens LEGO Store through the end of the month. The following LUG members helped bring this window to life: Cody-Mets logo on 32×32 green baseplate Murphy-Baseball diamond with CMF Baseball players Myself-Yankees logo, Mets logo on right, “Play Ball” and Miniland baseball players. The Miniland batter is a Yankee version of the Red Sox version that was part of the Braintree LEGO Store Grand Opening festivities. ILUG NY base-Rick
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!
Join ILUGNY and the fine folks from Lyndhurst Castle for a day (or two) of LEGO-related Fun from 10am to 4pm on Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th.
Tickets are $9 for Adults & $7 for kids.
Alex (Kooberz Studios) posted his video coverage of our Larchmont show that took place over the last two weekends. Check it out!
Only two more days to come and see ILUGNY at the Larchmont Public Library’s community center.
Check out this video for a preview of what you’re missing:
We’re hard at work setting up for the our next show, opening at the Larchmont Public Library on March 29th.