On August 3rd, I LUG NY members Brian G and Brian W attended the Adult Night festivities at the Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester. Legoland Discovery Centers offer an Adult Night every other month and are usually held on the first Thursday of the month from 7-9 PM. Adults are not able to visit the LLDC during normal hours of operation without children. Adult Night gives adults a chance to see what the LLDC is about and the chance to take part in activities that combine LEGO with some other fun theme. Previous Adult Nights were centered around pop culture (Star Wars, Super Heroes, Video Games and Halloween last October). This month’s theme was Nickelodeon.
I LUG NY members were challenged to come up with Rovers for our first Monthly Building Challenge of 2017…Febrovery!
FebRovery is a themed building activity hosted over on flickr. To learn more visit https://www.flickr.com/groups/1841195@N22/discuss/ Continue reading I LUG NY Monthly Building Challenge for February 2017-FebRovery!
Lives were brightened through LEGO on Tuesday, July 26th.
Volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks and I LUG NY members Bill Murphy and Brian Wygand were honorary Fairy Bricks fairies for the day. We all helped young patients and their siblings build LEGO sets that were donated to the Department of Pediatrics at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mt. Sinai in Manhattan. Continue reading Fairy Bricks, Goldman Sachs and I LUG NY at Department of Pediatrics at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai
For the past 3 years, I LUG NY has donated brand new, sealed LEGO sets to area hospitals. On December 20th, 2015, Hope and Brian Wygand dropped off LEGO to North Shore University Hopsital-Manhasset. It was Brian’s first delivery there but Hope made a delivery there of our son Ryan 4 years ago! Continue reading I LUG NY Holiday Donation of LEGO to North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset
Last week I attended Brick Fest Live! at the New York Hall of Science with my wife and son. The event lasted from June 20th through the 28th. This was the first Brick Fest Live! to be held so close to home and I was curious to see how this event “stacked up” with other LEGO conventions I’ve attended.
Continue reading Brick Fest Live! at the New York Hall of Science
ILUGNY members Kurt, Jason, Will and Brian W installed this Micropolis scene last night in the LEGO Store at the Queens Center Mall. The scene is complimented by a Mixels Chameleozilla rampaging or frolicking through town, I can’t decide -he’s too cute! Continue reading Micropolis 2015 on Display at Queens LEGO Store
I LUG NY continued to raise funds to help bring smiles to children’s faces who are being cared for at local children’s hospitals. Every penny raised is used to purchase LEGO to donate to two local children’s hospitals. We partnered with Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY in the past and have done so once again in 2014. I LUG NY member Brian Wygand delivered a donation of LEGO to Cohen Children’s Medical Center on December 14, almost exactly a year to the date of our previous holiday donation. https://www.ilugny.org/2013/12/15/donation-1-of-2-dropped-off-at-cohen-childrens-medical-center-today/
I LUG NY members Cody, Murphy and I met up at the Queens LEGO Store to swap out a Halloween model for a model reflective of growing up in the 1980’s. Models from this LUG Showcase include Cody’s K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard as well as another icon of the 80’s, MTV. Remember when they truly were a music television channel?
This past weekend had so many awesome (some of which were free) activities and events for LEGO fans. The following is a review of these events from I LUG NY members who were fortunate to be in attendance at all of these events.
Starting Thursday, October 9th and running through Sunday October 12th was New York Comic Con, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. This event is not just a celebration of comic books but of all things pop culture related as well.
OK, so the Palisades is not a galaxy far, far away but the New York LEGO scene does seem like a different galaxy however. In 2009, there wasn’t a New York Adult Fan of LEGO group active online. Five years ago there was one LEGO Store in New York located in West Nyack. It was at this LEGO Store at the Palisades Center Mall where a change began to take hold for the New York AFoL community. Continue reading 5 Years Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away-I LUG NY Began to Form