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
Want to see a sneak preview of the third annual A Billion Bricks exhibition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center? The display is now open to the public. Come check out a sampling of official Star Wars sets from 1999 to today, over 600 different Star Wars minifigures, droids, and creatures, and some fantastic LEGO Star Wars photography prints!
You can also get a “behind the scenes” look at I LUG NY’s sprawling collaborative LEGO display featuring city, space, deep sea, and other themed areas. The completed layout will be unveiled at the grand opening on December 5th.
The third annual Billion Bricks exhibition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is coming soon. The display will be open November 23, 2015 through February 7, 2016. The display will feature assorted LEGO Star Wars sets ranging from 1999 to today, over 600 different Star Wars minifigures, droids, and creatures, LEGO Star Wars artwork, and a large collaborative build by I LUG NY featuring city, space, deep sea, and other themed areas.
Select weekends will also have workshops. See below. Continue reading A Billion Bricks 3: Galactic Travels- Coming Soon
New York Comic Con 2015 happened last weekend. Like the Bionicle reboot announcement last year, this year marked the debut of another theme- Nexo Knights. It’s a hybrid of castle and sci-fi with a strong retro 80’s vibe. Continue reading New York Comic Con 2015
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 event was August’s music-themed event… “Rock Star” Adult Night.
Be sure to tune in to the Steve Harvey Show this Thursday to see a special appearance by I LUG NY member Cody Wells! Based on the promo stills, it looks like it’ll be a fun segment. Steve Harvey looks thrilled to have a brick-built replica of his own head. I wonder if it’s hollow so he can wear it like a helmet. Or maybe it shoots flick-fire missiles out of the mouth.
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
The June Adults-Only Night at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester was video-game themed, which is fitting since LEGO and pixel-y things go so well together.