Entries for our first Seed Part Competition.

Seed Part Challenge: Red Hinge 1×2 Upper Part

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:

Element ID 6011464 Design ID 3830 Hinge 1x2 Upper Part Bright Red
Element ID 6011464, Design ID 3830, Hinge 1×2 Upper Part, Bright Red, Pure Evil.

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…

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“Play Ball!”

IMG_7278I 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

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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