A light brick is a 2×3 brick with a button-activated LED light. The LUG acquired a couple hundred of them, so we decided to use them as a seed part for this month’s build challenge. Continue reading JULY 2017 BUILDING CHALLENGE- LIGHT BRICKS
The PFx brick project on Kickstarter has relaunched here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fxbricks/pfx-brick-special-fx-for-lego-creations, and I’m just as excited about it as I was last time.
I’m all for using 3rd party electronics in LEGO – especially using this sort of thing to revive discontinued systems like Monorail, and I’m really excited about this project for a couple reasons:
- They’re partnering with Brickstuff to make easy connections to those very excellent lights.
- They’re taking a great approach to remote control with their IR system – having to pair a “smart brick” with a phone or tablet is really a pain at a big public show – especially when you walk awak and your train stops…
Head on over to their Kickstarter page and take a look. They’re about 135 “deluxe” packages away from being funded, with 16 days left.
Our April monthly build contest was the most popular yet with 21 different builds. See the full assortment below. Continue reading April 2017 Building Challenge — Mini Modulars
For our March 2017 meeting, we decided to make the building challenge construction-themed. The rules were that the MOC had to fall into the construction theme (aka made of LEGO) and fit into a 1x1x1ft container.
I promised a few weeks ago that I would post something about ILUGNY member and part-time Big Ugly Rock Piece Cody Wells after he got some local news coverage – but then life got in the way.
Of course, Cody was one of the five ILUGNY members (including myself)
interviewed that get to say words in the new A LEGO Bricumentary documentary.
If you haven’t seen it, this page has all sorts of ways you can rent it, I highly recommend it for AFOLS and non-AFOLS alike.
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
Nearly every month LLDC (www.LegoLandDiscoveryCenter.com) has an AFOL night (Adult Fans Of LEGO, 18+) who reminisce about and/or actively enjoy LEGO. And ILUGNY, a LEGO User Group in the tri-state area, has members who actively enjoy LEGO and who attend these events to meet like-talented adults to share our passion and to participate in the activities. NOTE: Adults NOT bringing child to LLDC are only allowed to go during an Adult Night, which is good because that’s when it’s an adult-friendly atmosphere!
This month we report on February’s Masquerade Mardi Gras themed event… Continue reading LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER AFOL NIGHT (2015/02/05)